Aldermen Approve Water And Sewer Tax Hike To Fund PensionsWith no debate, Chicago aldermen on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise water and sewer taxes by nearly 30 percent to help shore up the city’s largest pension fund.
Aldermen To Debate Mayor's Plan To Replace IPRAThe mayor originally hoped to get a vote by the full City Council on Wednesday, but many aldermen have objected to rushing the ordinance.
Alderman Suggests Alternatives To Mayor's Water Tax HikeA day after a City Council committee backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise the water and sewer tax to fund the city’s largest employee pension system, an alderman offered some possible alternatives he’d like to see considered instead.
Emanuel's Water Tax Plan Clears First Hurdle With Finance Committee ApprovalA City Council committee has signed off on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise water and sewer taxes to help shore up the city's largest employee pension fund.
Mayor's Water Tax Plan Goes Before Aldermen ThursdayThe City Council Finance Committee was set to vote Thursday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to raise water and sewer fees to help shore up the city’s woefully underfunded employee pension systems, but some aldermen have questioned the mayor’s math on the plan.
Aldermen Still Have Lots Of Questions About New Police Oversight PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel has said he is willing to wait for a vote on his proposals to create a new agency to investigate police shootings and allegations of police misconduct, but some aldermen said the plan needs a lot more work and scrutiny.
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.

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