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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Teachers Union is taking its case against a longer school day directly to the City Council.
ith little oversight and scant record keeping, south suburban Country Club Hills aldermen have spent thousands of dollars on cell phone bills.
Chicago aldermen are putting the pressure on Gov. Pat Quinn with regards to the stalled gambling bill.
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.
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.
Some Chicago aldermen got a chance to walk a mile in the shoes of firefighters Thursday.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has formally announced his agreement with the planned reorganization of the Chicago City Council.
A group of Chicago aldermen wants to honor the military for killing Osama bin Laden this week.
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.
This week’s elections will usher in a new look for the Chicago City Council, even if all the incumbents on the ballot win.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is denying a published report Friday that claims he wants to cut the size of the City Council in half.
There could be two new Republican aldermen in the City Council when the new term begins, and, GOP State Party Chair Pat Brady says he’ll help make that happen.
Some significant changes are in store for the Chicago City Council after Tuesday’s election. Five brand new aldermen already have been elected to the council and fourteen other seats were up for grabs in runoff elections in April.
Eighteen candidates ran for alderman in the West Side’s 24th Ward, but now it’s down to two – the current and former alderman.
The races for aldermanic seats may not be making big headlines, but they will likely be the factor that will keep the turnout higher Tuesday than it might otherwise be.