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Chicago City Council Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan

Inspector General: Aldermanic Office Workers Caught Doing Political Work On City Time

The City Council’s embattled Inspector General says workers in nearly half of Chicago’s aldermanic offices have been caught doing political work on the taxpayer’s time.

12/03/2014

Chicago City Council Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan

City Council Watchdog Welcomes Shifting Duties To Chicago IG

The city official tasked with monitoring the City Council for corruption and waste said he’d be happy to be out of work, if aldermen give real investigative power to someone else.

09/05/2014

City Hall

Emanuel Applauds City Council Plan To Allow IG To Investigate Aldermen

The City Council might be poised to grant the Chicago Inspector General’s office the authority investigate aldermen and their employees.

09/04/2014

I don't know how that axe came to live in Logan Square, but we've since become good friends. (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

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.

09/02/2014

An editorial on the front page of The Chicago Dispatcher, a trade publication for the taxi industry, threatens to out five "secretly gay" aldermen if the city doesn't ban ride-sharing companies, which compete with the taxi industry. (Credit: chicagodispatcher.com)

Taxi Publication Threatens To Expose ‘Secretly Gay’ Aldermen If City Doesn’t Ban Ride-Sharing

A trade newspaper for the city’s taxi industry has threatened to out five aldermen who it claims are “secretly gay,” unless the City Council bans ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft, and SideCar.

03/11/2014

Ventra reader (CBS)

Aldermen Demand Answers From CTA Bosses On Ventra Problems

Many CTA riders are still experiencing big problems with their transition to the new Ventra card, and two aldermen want to hold City Council hearings to get answers from CTA officials.

11/05/2013

Photo Of Mammography Room (Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Women Urge City To Keep Mammogram Program Open

A group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.

10/10/2013

Customers check out some of the vendors at the 2012 edition of the Taste of Chicago, which was shortened to five days and pushed back until after the July 4 holiday. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Say Taste Of Chicago Is Becoming A Losing Proposition

Five aldermen led by the 2nd Ward’s Robert Fioretti point out that the Taste Of Chicago’s attendance has been dropping and lost more than $1 million last year and hasn’t been profitable since 2008.

03/13/2013

Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed while with her father in a parked minivan on the South Side. Police believe the shooter was targeting her father. (Facebook)

Doctor: Damage To Jonylah Was ‘Overwhelming’

Newsradio spoke with one of the physicians who tried to save 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins in her final hours.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Block Mayor’s Ethics Reforms, For Now

Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested he was not all that concerned that aldermen had balked at his proposed ethics reforms for the City Council.

WBBM Newsradio–02/08/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor: I’ll Listen To Aldermen’s Budget Ideas, But ‘I’m Not Raising Taxes’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s willing to listen to aldermen’s suggestions as they pore over his proposed budget, but there are some ideas the mayor said will generate an instant “no.”

WBBM Newsradio–10/11/2012

Laurence Msall

City Failing To Address Exploding Pension Problem, Watchdog Says

The head of a government watchdog group says Chicago aldermen and others aren’t doing enough to help end the city’s growing pension crisis.

10/05/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Hoping Teachers’ Strike Ends Quickly

As contract talks resumed between striking Chicago Public School teachers and the Chicago Public Schools, disappointed aldermen were hoping the teachers’ strike would be a brief one.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012

Richard M. Daley (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

BGA Blasts Pension Sweeteners For Daley, Aldermen

The Better Government Association is denouncing the latest examples of alleged government pension manipulation, uncovered by a Chicago Tribune investigation.

WBBM Newsradio–05/02/2012

Soft Drink Tax

Aldermen Discuss Proposal To Tax Sugary Soft Drinks

Experts on both sides of a proposal to impose an extra tax on soft drinks and other sugary beverages poured out their arguments for the City Council’s Health Committee on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Aldermen Can Make Changes To Infrastructure Trust Ordinance

Now that his controversial construction financing plans have passed the City Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he does not mind if the aldermen make a couple more changes.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

City Council Chambers

Emanuel Calls Special City Council Hearing On Ward Remap Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting for Thursday for consideration of a new map of the city’s 50 wards.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

City Hall

Latino Activists Pushing New Ward Map As Compromise

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is still publicly keeping clear of the fight among Chicago aldermen to redraw ward boundaries.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

City Council Chambers

Hispanic Aldermen Propose City Council Map With Only 25 Wards

In the feud over the Chicago ward remap, a familiar, but oft-dismissed push to cut the City Council in half is resurfacing.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges state lawmakers to approve legislation allowing the city to install speed cameras. (Credit: CBS)

City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel’s First Budget

The Chicago City Council has voted unanimously to adopt Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget, which both he and many aldermen said represented a compromise on a number of tough issues in its final form.

CBS Chicago–11/16/2011

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