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

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Just One More Day Until Vote On Mayor Emanuel’s Budget

Just one more day remains before the City Council votes on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first budget proposal.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

Parking Garage

Congestion Parking Fee Won’t Just Sock Downtown Drivers

New concerns have erupted Wednesday morning over Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s planned congestion premium – the extra $2 tax at downtown parking lots and garages suggested as part of his budget plan.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

28 Aldermen Sign Letter Of Concern Over City Budget Cuts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was experiencing a first on Wednesday – pushback from a majority of Chicago aldermen. It’s all over his budget plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy testifies before the Chicago City Council at a city budget hearing on Oct. 27, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Grill Top Cop On Station Closings, Officer Deployment

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy was on the hot seat at City Hall on Thursday, as aldermen demanded to know why he plans to close police stations and how he’s deploying police officers.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

City Hall

Aldermen Express Concern About Higher Fees In Budget Plan

City budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

City Hall

Aldermen Push For TIF Reform

A group of Chicago aldermen, along with the Chicago Teachers Union and some community groups, rallied at City Hall Tuesday to push a move to allocate surplus TIF money to go back into the budget.

WBBM Newsradio–10/04/2011

Empty Classroom

Teachers Union To Go To Aldermen With Case Against Longer School Day

The Chicago Teachers Union is taking its case against a longer school day directly to the City Council.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Cell Phone (Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Country Club Hills Aldermen Spend $33,000 Using Cell Phones

ith little oversight and scant record keeping, south suburban Country Club Hills aldermen have spent thousands of dollars on cell phone bills.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen To Quinn: Sign The Gambling Bill

Chicago aldermen are putting the pressure on Gov. Pat Quinn with regards to the stalled gambling bill.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Backs Longer School Day; 4th School OKs Extra Time

As a fourth school in Chicago voted to accept a longer school day, the City Council gave its unanimous support to the push to add at least 90 minutes to the school day at Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

Casino Gambling

Black, Hispanic Aldermen Urge Quinn To Support Gambling Plan

A coalition of black and Hispanic alderman urged Governor Pat Quinn on Wednesday to immediately sign legislation that would bring a casino to Chicago, but the governor made it clear he won’t do that, repeating his concerns about protections against mob influence.

WBBM Newsradio–08/31/2011

Chicago Fire Department

Aldermen Experience The Tough Job Of Firefighting

Some Chicago aldermen got a chance to walk a mile in the shoes of firefighters Thursday.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2011

Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Emanuel Announces City Council Reorganization Plan

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has formally announced his agreement with the planned reorganization of the Chicago City Council.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Want Parade For Navy SEALs Who Killed Bin Laden

A group of Chicago aldermen wants to honor the military for killing Osama bin Laden this week.

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Election Shows Chicagoans Want Change

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that voters in Tuesday’s election sent the same message as when he was elected mayor in February: Chicagoans are demanding change.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Many New Faces Coming To City Council

This week’s elections will usher in a new look for the Chicago City Council, even if all the incumbents on the ballot win.

CBS Chicago–04/04/2011

Rahm Emanuel at Save-A-Lot

Emanuel Denies He Wants To Cut City Council In Half

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is denying a published report Friday that claims he wants to cut the size of the City Council in half.

CBS Chicago–03/25/2011