Even With Tight Budget, Mayor Emanuel Willing To Continue Practice Of Aldermanic Menu MoneyEvery year each ward receives $1.3 million to address what aldermen feel are needs in their communities.
Harvey Aldermen Seek Outside Help To Fight "Corruption, Impropriety"Three of the six members of the Harvey City Council signed an open letter addressed to more than a dozen people, including President Barack Obama, FBI Director James Comey, Gov. Bruce Rauner, and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
Federal Judge Keeps Man Locked Up Over Threatening Facebook PostsA judge refused Monday to release a man from federal custody after prosecutors accused him of threatening through Facebook to shoot a “high net worth individual” before leaving for Pakistan.
The Latest Chicago City Council: Some Newbies, Many IncumbentsHere’s the breakdown: 37 incumbents and 13 newcomers; 38 men and 12 women. They range in age from 26 up to 71. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.
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.
City Council Watchdog Welcomes Shifting Duties To Chicago IGThe 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.
Emanuel Applauds City Council Plan To Allow IG To Investigate AldermenThe City Council might be poised to grant the Chicago Inspector General’s office the authority investigate aldermen and their employees.
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.
Taxi Publication Threatens To Expose 'Secretly Gay' Aldermen If City Doesn't Ban Ride-SharingA 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.
Aldermen Demand Answers From CTA Bosses On Ventra ProblemsMany 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.
Women Urge City To Keep Mammogram Program OpenA 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.
Aldermen Say Taste Of Chicago Is Becoming A Losing PropositionFive 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.