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.
Top Aldermen Want To Boot TSA, Privatize Chicago Airport SecuritySome powerful Chicago aldermen want to get rid of TSA officers at Chicago’s two airports, and switch to private security officers, in an effort to alleviate the dreadfully long lines at security checkpoints.
Council Delays Final Vote On Airbnb Rules Amid Last-Minute ChangesA final vote on new regulations for house-sharing services like Airbnb has been delayed until next month, after some aldermen objected to approving changes presented by the Emanuel administration just minutes before Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
Panel Recommends More Cash Settlements For Fatal Police-Involved ShootingsChicago police officers shot 42 rounds at Emmanuel Lopez and struck him 16 times in 2005. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Activists, Aldermen Seek To Kill Effort To Allow Alcohol Sales At Strip ClubsCommunity groups and some aldermen have spearheaded opposition to a plan to allow liquor sales at clubs that allow topless dancing or possibly even full nudity.
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.