City To Expand Library Facilities In Public Housing DevelopmentsLibrary Commissioner Brian Bannon said the new facilities would be built in the CHA’s Roosevelt, Northtown, and Independence communities.
Watchdog Sees "Good News Budget" From Mayor, But Still Seeking DetailsA leading government financial watchdog has said Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave the City Council a “good news budget,” but said there are still some open questions about the 2017 spending plan.
Emanuel Unveils Budget With More Cops, New Grocery Bag FeeDeclaring city finances were “back on solid ground” after enacting unpopular tax hikes to shore up various employee pension funds, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a 2017 budget that would allow Chicago to hire hundreds of new police officers.
Aldermen Approve Plan For New Police Oversight AgencyAfter a long debate, the Chicago City Council has voted 39 to 8 to approve the structure of a new agency to investigate police shootings and allegations of officer misconduct.
City Council Vote On New Police Oversight Office Expected This WeekA full City Council vote could come as soon as tomorrow.
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.

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