Women Elected Officials Share #MeToo StoriesA new Chicago ordinance takes effect next month, establishing sexual harassment training and a new city hotline to report violations.
Aldermen Approve $5.5 Million Tax Subsidy For Presence HealthAldermen voted 31-18 to approve $5.5 million in tax increment financing to help Presence Health open or redevelop facilities in Belmont-Cragin, Avondale, Calumet Heights, and West Town.
Full Agenda Expected At Chicago City Council MeetingThe Chicago City Council is expected to give final approval on Wednesday to a contract deal worked out with more than 30 municipal labor unions.
Treasurer Seeks Homeowners Who Didn't Get Property Tax Bills, To Help Avoid Tax SalesCook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said the post office returned some 10,000 Chicago property tax bills to her office as undeliverable for one reason or another.
Aldermen Slam 'Englewood Four' $31M Wrongful Conviction SettlementThe vote was not unanimous.
Aldermen Want To Restore Aviation Officers' Titles, Powers As PoliceAviation Security Officer Aurelius Cole said there are serious consequences if criminal activity occurs at the airport.
City Seeking $31 Million Settlement With Wrongfully Convicted 'Englewood Four'Aldermen were scheduled to vote next week on a $31 million settlement with the “Englewood Four,” who spent years in prison for rape and murder before DNA evidence pointed to a different suspect.
Council Moving To Mandate Sexual Harassment Training For All City WorkersThe ordinance backed by the Workforce Development Committee would explicitly prohibit sexual harassment by any city official, employee, laborer, or workers from employment agencies – pretty much anyone working for the city.
Northwestern Doctor Honored For Cancer Research EffortsDr. Leo Gordon helped save the lives of two members of the CFD who were diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.
City Council To Vote On Mayor Emanuel's 2018 Budget PlanLiving in Chicago is about to become more expensive, as the City Council prepares for a final vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget plan for 2018, which will increase a number of taxes.
Chance The Rapper Slams Aldermen For Planning $95M Police Training Academy"Financially, this proposed plan doesn’t make sense. We don’t have $95 million," the Grammy-winning musician told aldermen.
Ald. Burke Promotes Business Incentives For VetsAhead of Veteran's Day this weekend, Alderman Edward Burke joined fellow city council vets to highlight Chicago's new Veterans' Business Enterprise Certification program.