Alderman Blasts Lightfoot For Criticism Of Police Reform HearingsOne of the Chicago aldermen leading public hearings on efforts to overhaul the Police Department lashed out Thursday at critics who have called their hearings a “sham.”
Council Delays Final Vote On Airbnb Rules Amid Last-Minute ChangesA final vote on new regulations for house-sharing services like Airbnb has been delayed until next month, after some aldermen objected to approving changes presented by the Emanuel administration just minutes before Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
Aldermen To Hold Public Hearing On Laquan McDonald CaseAldermen plan to take their own look at the problems swirling around the Chicago Police Department at a public hearing scheduled for next week.
Committee Backs Mayor's Budget Plan After Tweak To Garbage Collection FeeMayor Rahm Emanuel’s $7.8 billion budget passed its first major test on Monday, as the City Council’s Budget Committee endorsed the spending plan after the mayor made a slight change to satisfy aldermen who fear his proposed garbage collection fee would be used to pay for other things.
Aldermen Going After Gun-Shaped Smartphone CasesSome aldermen want the city of Chicago to ban the sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like handguns.
Emanuel "City Of Big Hearts ... Will Welcome" 1,000 Migrant ChildrenSix aldermen want the City Council to encourage non-profits in Chicago to house and support migrant children who have fled violence in Central America and crossed the border into the U.S.
Aldermen Seek More Attention On Veteran SuicidesThere might not be much the City Council can do directly to help active-duty military personnel or veterans deal with post-traumatic stress, but aldermen held a hearing Wednesday to hear ideas on strategies to identify the causes of suicide among veterans.
Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget CutsAldermen at Friday's City Council budget hearings said they hope there's some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Lost Knowledge From Departing Aldermen Sparks ConcernAmid all the talk about a new City Council, some aldermen are experiencing a mixture of happy expectation and concern.