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Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Vote To Name Water Tower Plaza After Jane Byrne

Aldermen have recommended the plaza next to the Old Chicago Water Tower be named in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first such honor the city would give to its first and only female mayor more than 30 years after she left office.

07/29/2014

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Proposed E15 Mandate Runs Out Of Gas After Marathon Hearing

A measure to require many gas stations in Chicago to sell gasoline with a higher mix of ethanol stalled in the City Council on Monday, after a marathon Finance Committee hearing.

07/29/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Settlement Expected For Family Of High Schooler Shot By Police

Chicago taxpayers will spend $1.2 million to compensate the family of a high school sports star with good grades who was shot in the back by an off-duty police officer.

07/29/2014

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Aldermen Seek To Require Gas Stations To Sell E15

Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke (14th) and Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) have called for a requirement that all Chicago self-serve gas stations carry E15, which they said could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and might be less expensive than regular gasoline.

07/28/2014

City Hall

City To Pay $560K For Former Supervisor’s Racist, Sexist Rants

The City Council Finance Committee has recommend approving a $560,000 settlement for some city employees who complained about the racist and sexist rantings of their boss, the nephew of former Congressman Frank Annunzio.

10/11/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Back $2M Settlement For Discriminatory Firefighter Exam

Aldermen have given preliminary approval of a $2 million settlement for women who failed a physical exam to become Chicago firefighters, saying the test requirements discriminated against them.

09/06/2013

Chicago aldermen have backed an ordinance that would require bars and restaurants to post signs similar to this one, banning concealed firearms on the premises. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Back New Limit On State’s Concealed Carry Law

Aldermen voted Friday to circumvent a major provision of the state’s concealed carry law, by voting to require all city businesses that serve liquor to ban guns on their premises.

09/06/2013

Police Brutality Allegations

City Council Committee Backs $156K Settlement In Police Beating

Aldermen are expected to give final approval later this week to a $156,000 settlement in the case of two brothers beaten by Chicago police officers when the young men were mistaken for a pair of robbers as they left the liquor store where they work.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

Finance Committee Backs Changes To Parking Meter Deal

An attempt to derail Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the parking meter deal was defeated in a City Council committee on Wednesday.

06/03/2013

Chicago Parking Meter (CBS)

City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter Deal

At the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.

CBS Chicago–05/24/2013

Parking Garage

Aldermen Back Plan To Adjust Parking Garage Tax Rates

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports the higher taxes would mean some motorists would pay more to park at Chicago garages, while some would end up paying less.

WBBM Newsradio–04/09/2013

Maya Hirsch

City Advances $3.25 Million Settlement With Family Of Girl Killed In Hit-And-Run

Pending full City Council approval, the city will be paying out $3.25 million to the family of a 4-year-old girl who was killed by a hit-and-run driver near the Lincoln Park Zoo back in 2006.

CBS Chicago–07/24/2012

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Mayor Backs Plan To Buy Electricity In Bulk For Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he’s backing efforts to buy electricity in bulk for the City of Chicago, possibly from a company other than ComEd’s parent firm.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012

City Hall

Finance Committee OKs Mayor’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to fund $1.7 billion worth of public construction projects with private money cleared a major hurdle Monday, after a City Council panel endorsed the plan, following five hours of debate and a mini-revolt from aldermen concerned about a lack of City Council oversight.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

File Photo Of Ambulance (AP Photo)

City Council Committee OKs Settlement Over Paramedics’ Alleged Mistakes

The City Council Finance Committee is expected to approve a $1.75 million settlement to compensate the family of a 13-year-old girl who died after a series of alleged mistakes by Chicago Fire Department paramedics.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012