Aldermen Push For Sick Leave Mandate For Chicago WorkersSeveral aldermen have introduced an ordinance that would guarantee paid sick days to an estimated 400,000 workers in Chicago.
Alderman Drops Strip Club Measure, Claims Surprise At Inclusion Of Full NudityThe sponsor of an ordinance that would have allowed clubs in Chicago to blend topless dancing and alcohol sales has backed away from the measure, because somehow full-frontal nudity ended up in the mix.
Sophia King Meeting Aldermen Before Confirmation To 4th Ward SeatA day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel named her as his choice for the next alderman of the 4th Ward, Sophia King met some of her future colleagues.
Aldermen Seek To Equip Animal Control Workers With Pet Microchip ReadersTwo aldermen have crafted a pet-friendly ordinance to help strays get back home faster, and make it easier for Chicago to become a no-kill city.
Emanuel Ducks Questions On Allowing Alcohol Sales At Topless ClubsMayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to sidestep questions about a plan by some aldermen to allow Chicago strip clubs to serve alcohol and offer semi-nude dancing.
Black Aldermen Want To Interview Finalists For Next Police SuperintendentA group of black aldermen on Thursday threatened to withhold their votes on Chicago’s next police superintendent if Mayor Rahm Emanuel does not allow the City Council to question all three finalists for the job.
West Ridge To Get Chicago's First Cat CaféThe City Council has cleared the way for a so-called “Cat Café” to open in the West Ridge neighborhood, as part of a new animal shelter.
Police Board Announces 3 Finalists For CPD SuperintendentThe Chicago Police Board has revealed two outsiders and one top deputy at the Chicago Police Department as the three finalists for the next police superintendent.
City Council Raises Chicago Smoking Age To 21, Bans Chewing Tobacco At BallparksAldermen have approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest push to cut down on tobacco use, by raising the smoking age in Chicago to 21, and banning chewing tobacco at ballparks and other sports arenas.
City Council Panel Backs Proposed Ban On Smokeless Tobacco At Sports ArenasA City Council committee has recommended passage of an ordinance to ban smokeless tobacco from Chicago sports stadiums – most prominently, at Cubs and White Sox games.
Public Housing Advocates Urge Aldermen To Vote On CHA OverhaulMore than 100 activists gathered outside City Hall on Wednesday, ahead of a City Council Housing Committee hearing, calling on aldermen to pass a long-stalled proposal to overhaul the Chicago Housing Authority.
Principals Receive Details On Budget Cuts From CPSPrincipals at the Chicago Public Schools learned Tuesday how much money they must cut from their school budgets, but some aldermen were pushing a plan to prevent the cuts by moving money from another account.

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