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.
Roach Scurries Around City Council Chamber As Pest Control Boss TestifiesA top Emanuel administration official was embarrassed Thursday when a rather large bug showed up while he was testifying at a Budget Committee hearing.
Chicago Aldermen Hold First Hearing On $8.3 Budget PlanThe City Council's Budget Committee held its first hearing Tuesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.3 billion budget plan for next year.
Key Alderman Plans To Join Businessman's Protest Of Lack Of Black Construction JobsThe head of a powerful City Council committee was speaking out Tuesday, in support of Soft Sheen Products founder Edward Gardner, who has led a pair of protests over minority hiring for construction work.
Inspector General For City Council Says He Needs More MoneyThe Chicago City Council appointed its first internal watchdog just seven months ago, and he says he's busy, but he's out of money.
Mayor Emanuel's Budget Plan AdvancesMayor Rahm Emanuel's 2012 budget has cleared a significant hurdle on its way to an expected full City Council approval next week.