Alderman Wants Every Chicago Police Officer Armed With TaserThe Chicago Police Department would be required purchase a Taser for every one of its 12,500 sworn officers and train them on how to use it by Jan. 1, 2017, under one of several proposals made by African-American aldermen in response to the Laquan McDonald controversy, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
McCarthy Faces Tough Questions From City Council, Gets Backing From EmanuelMayor Rahm Emanuel said he stands by Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, despite calls from members of the City Council Black Caucus that the superintendent be replaced; but the mayor said he understands the aldermen’s frustrations, and empathizes with them.
Emanuel Picks Up More Black Support, Including From Former Critic On CrimeWith less than a week until the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked up more endorsements from black leaders on Wednesday, including from a state lawmaker who a year ago accused the mayor of failing the city on violent crime.
City Council Approves New Ward MapThe City Council has approved a new map for Chicago’s 50 wards, as required following the 2010 Census.
Special Council Meeting Could End Ward Remap DebateSeveral Chicago communities will be closely watching a special session of the City Council Thursday, as aldermen try to map out new ward boundaries.
Emanuel Calls Special City Council Hearing On Ward Remap PlansMayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting for Thursday for consideration of a new map of the city's 50 wards.
Latino Activists Pushing New Ward Map As CompromiseMayor Rahm Emanuel is still publicly keeping clear of the fight among Chicago aldermen to redraw ward boundaries.
Competing Plans Brewing Fight For City Council Ward Remap EffortBlack and Latino aldermen are backing competing plans and heading for a floor fight in the Chicago ward remap effort.
Is Progress Being Made On City Council Remap Effort? MaybeEfforts to resolve differences over a new Aldermanic ward map broke down along racial lines Thursday, but top City Council officials say they're hopeful they can reach agreement on a new plan floated this afternoon.
Burnett Steps Down As Black Caucus ChairmanAld. Walter Burnett (27th) is stepping down as chairman of the City Council Black Caucus.