Aldermen Seek Coordinated Effort To Combat Opioid CrisisAldermen unanimously approved a resolution urging President Trump and Governor Rauner to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency
Latino Aldermen Seek Improved Services In Hispanic NeighborhoodsA report by UIC showed the Latino population is growing substantially and spreading widely through the city’s neighborhoods.
Aldermen Call On Cubs, Sox To Exceed MLB Safety Netting RequirementsAld. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes Wrigley Field, said he supports more netting at ballparks, but he raised liability concerns.
Reluctant Aldermen Sign Off On $9.5M Settlement In Taser IncidentJose Lopez was rendered a mute quadriplegic after hitting his head on the pavement while being jolted by a police Taser.
City Panel Cracks Down On Rideshare Price-GougingWhen the CTA shut down service on the Brown, Red and Purple lines for a few hours earlier this month, people who used the Uber and Lyft to get to work were hit with higher fares.
Chicago Ald. Burke Puts The Brakes On Self-Driving CarsEd Burke says they're dangerous, untested job-killers.
Public Gets First Say At Full City Council Meeting; 'Why Did It Take So Long?'Members of the public for the first time lined up to speak at the beginning of a full Chicago City Council meeting on Wednesday.
City Seeking To Crack Down On Cell Phone RobberiesA proposed ordinance would require sellers or dealers of used phones to check a database of stolen phones before they could make a sale.
Aldermen Expected To Approve Plan For More North Branch ResidencesThe rezoning would make it easier for new apartments, condos, and office buildings to be built along the North Branch of the Chicago River.
"Outraged" Aldermen Demand Hearings On $55 Million Navy Pier TIF TransferAn investigation by the BGA and Crain’s Chicago Business found $55 million in TIF money meant for a hotel project was diverted to Navy Pier.
Woman Who Lost Baby After Being Tasered Agrees To $500,000 SettlementThe settlement is expected to be approved Monday by the City Council’s Finance Committee.
Critics Slam Proposed Time Limit For Public Comment At City Council MeetingsThe city has installed a big digital clock to count down the three minutes each speaker has when meetings are opened to public comment.

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