Aldermen Hold Off On Plan To Overhaul TIF RulesA City Council committee has delayed an effort to tighten the rules for the city’s often-criticized tax increment financing system.
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.
Council's Progressive Caucus Wants More Transparency For Privatization DealsMembers of the Chicago City Council’s so-called “Progressive Caucus” were trying to pressure the Emanuel administration to help move an ordinance that would provide more information about efforts to privatize city assets or services.
City Council Progressive Caucus Wants Hearing On Crime StatsAld. Robert Fioretti (2nd), a member of the council’s Progressive Caucus, wants a closer look at the numbers, and he and six members of the caucus have asked Ald. James Balcer (11th), who chairs the Public Safety Committee, to hold hearings into the city’s crime statistics.
City Council 'Progressive Caucus' To Host 3 Public Hearings On BudgetMembers of the Chicago City Council’s self-described “progressive caucus” said the mayor’s office isn’t giving residents enough of a chance to discuss the city budget, so they’ll hold more budget hearings of their own.
28 Aldermen Sign Letter Of Concern Over City Budget CutsMayor Rahm Emanuel was experiencing a first on Wednesday – pushback from a majority of Chicago aldermen. It's all over his budget plan for 2012.