IPRA Critic Praises Agency's Boss, But Says It Must GoA prominent Chicago law professor on Wednesday urged aldermen to get it right this time when they replace the agency that investigates police conduct, and make sure it can truly do its job.
Activists, Aldermen Want Property Tax Rebate For RentersSome aldermen and activists on Monday called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to include rental properties in plans for a property tax rebate that would offer some relief from the massive tax hike approved last year.
City To Pay Out $3.75 Million To Family Of Man Killed By PoliceThe seven-figure payout is the largest of three settlements — all in cases of alleged misconduct by Chicago Police officers — set for approval by the City Council’s Finance Committee on Tuesday.
Aldermen To Push For National Assault Weapons BanThe nightclub massacre in Orlando and the sniper murders of five police officers in Dallas have renewed the call to get assault weapons off the streets, and Chicago aldermen plan to discuss what more can be done to achieve that goal.
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.”
Activists Call For Elected Police Oversight AgencyAdvocates for an elected civilian police oversight board turned out for a City Council hearing on police accountability Wednesday afternoon.
Ride-Hailing, Home-Sharing Ordinances Pass Chicago City CouncilThe "sharing economy" had its day at City Hall, but not without some debate.
Crossing Guards Ask To Stay Under Control Of Police DepartmentSome Chicago school crossing guards and their union have asked the City Council to reverse a decision transferring their oversight from the Police Department to the Officer of Emergency Management and Communications.
Aldermen Want Public Hearing On Lead In Water At CPSA group of Chicago aldermen has called for a public hearing to learn more about what’s being done to prevent Chicago Public Schools students from drinking water that might have been contaminated with lead.
Airbnb Hits Airwaves In Fight Against Possible City Hall RegulationsThe battle between home-sharing company Airbnb and Chicago city officials has taken to the airwaves, and that might have drawn the ire of the Emanuel administration.
Uber, Lyft Face Aldermen As Committee Considers Tougher RulesA job killer, or an attempt to level an uneven playing field? That’s the way two sides describe a proposed ordinance that would force Uber and Lyft drivers to get the same licenses as taxi drivers.
With Rahm Weakened, Aldermen Showing More DissentChicago aldermen might not have completely shed their label as a rubber stamp, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel significantly weakened in his second term, the City Council has grown more independent.

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