Chicago City Council
The Cubs would be allowed to sell beer and wine from kiosks at an open-air plaza adjacent to a renovated Wrigley Field — and fans would be allowed to bring drinks in plastic cups to the plaza — in the latest in a string of concessions to the team.
At City Council budget hearings on Wednesday, a top city official defended the $1 million price tag for a highly-touted new city festival next year, four years after the city ended the popular, and much cheaper, Venetian Night festival.
The City Council Finance Committee has recommend approving a $560,000 settlement for some city employees who complained about the racist and sexist rantings of their boss, the nephew of former Congressman Frank Annunzio.
Though aldermen acknowledged they expect the city will be sued for it, the City Council on Wednesday approved a measure to circumvent part of the state’s concealed carry law, and effectively ban guns at any business that serves liquor.
The City Council Education Committee was taking a hard look at the Chicago Public Schools budget at a City Hall hearing on Friday, and aldermen were raising questions about spending cuts for neighborhood schools.
The Chicago City Council on Wednesday agreed to pay $10 million to compensate a man imprisoned 25 years for a double murder he did not commit.
The Stanley Cup drew a big crowd in southwest suburban Crestwood on Wednesday, as hundreds of Blackhawks fans waited in line – many of them for several hours – for a glimpse of the legendary trophy.
The City Council on Wednesday agreed to shell out $10 million to compensate a man who spent 25 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit after being beaten into confessing by convicted former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his crew at Area 2.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has officially tapped state Rep. Deb Mell (D-Chicago) to replace her father, retiring Ald. Dick Mell (33rd), on the City Council.
A plan to charge for a taxi along Chicago’s stealth highway is picking up some City Council support, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
A compromise on some of the details behind the $500 million Wrigley Field renovation plan should clear the way for final City Council approval on Wednesday.
Alderman Walter Burnett proposed the nine month moratorium on smaller digital billboards less than 100 square feet.
By a unanimous vote, Chicago aldermen approved two new gun control laws on Wednesday, at a special City Council meeting called by the mayor.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it’s no surprise that Deb Mell is the frontrunner of 12 candidates.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had high praise for state Rep. Deb Mell (D-Chicago) on Tuesday, but said she has no guarantee she’ll replace her father, retiring Ald. Richard Mell (33rd), on the Chicago City Council.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called for a special session of the City Council next week, to vote on updates to the city’s assault weapons ban; and stiffer penalties for gun crimes near schools, on school buses, and along Safe Passage routes to and from school.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has accepted veteran Ald. Dick Mell’s resignation.
As the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and opened the door for California to resume same-sex marriages, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) called on the state legislature to “get its act together” and approve gay marriage in Illinois.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a proposed ordinance to ban plastic shopping bags in Chicago stores must be changed before a vote by the full City Council.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.