Races For Chicago Alderman: 19 Headed For Runoff Vote In AprilOf the 43 contested races for city council, 19 of them will be headed to the runoff round in April.
RANT: My Chicago Neighborhood Sucks, Where Should I Move?What should they put in Logan Square next? A new, fancy shopping center, or a Medieval Times surrounded by a moat filled with killer sharks? I choose sharks.
Ald. Balcer To Retire; Daley Relative In Line For Council Seat?James Balcer tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine that he's stepping down to pursue treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from his military service in Vietnam.
Alderman Asks: Who's Stealing Orange Cones Marking The Worst Potholes?Ald. Scott Waguespack wanted to warn motorists to be careful up ahead. Somebody had other ideas. CBS 2's Chris Martinez reports.
Suburban Alderman's Body Pulled From LakeThe body of a Blue Island alderman was pulled from Lake Michigan overnight, after he went missing while boating with friends in northwest Indiana.
Lawmaker Deb Mell Frontrunner To Succeed Her Father As AldermanCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it's no surprise that Deb Mell is the frontrunner of 12 candidates.
Ex-Alderman Sharon Dixon Unfit For Gun TrialA Cook County judge Friday ruled Former Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) unfit to stand trial on charges alleging she approached Chicago Police officers outside the 10th district with a loaded gun last spring.
City Council Resolution Urges Sports Commissioners To Support LGBT AthletesThe Council’s Human Relations Committee wants to encourage athletes to be comfortable acknowledging their sexual orientation, as the NBA’s Jason Collins has.
Parking Tax Changes Approved By City CouncilThe Chicago City Council has approved higher taxes for most people who park in downtown lots, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Heights Alderman Charged With BatteryA Chicago Heights alderman is facing battery charges after allegedly breaking a co-worker’s thumb in February during an argument at a Chicago Heights School District 170 warehouse, police said.
Judge Orders Former Chicago Alderman To Pay $143K In Child Support Former alderman and convicted felon Wallace Davis Jr. was sentenced to 30 months probation Friday and ordered to pay over $100,000 in child support after he admitted he was deadbeat dad to his two young daughters.
Highwood Alderman Resigning Over CitizenshipHighwood Ald. Harvey Knapp is from Britain. He was appointed to the city council five months ago to fill a vacancy. At the time, neither he nor Highwood’s mayor realized state law requires municipal officials to be citizens.
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