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A mother holds her baby as she enters a nursing room at a local department store in Taipei on December 30, 2009.  Taiwan is to protect the right of nursing mothers to breastfeed in public with hefty fines for those who try to stop them, as part of a campaign to promote the practice, officials said on December 30.  AFP PHOTO / Sam YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Ordinance Would Require Breast-Feeding Rooms At Airports

The move could help make Chicago the nation’s “most breast-feeding friendly” city, one alderman says.

07/31/2015

Aldermen meet in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

City Council Approves Ordinance Ending Free Garbage Pick Up Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit Buildings

The Chicago City Council has approved ending free garbage collections for hundreds of large multi-unit residential buildings among a flurry of other actions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/29/2015

A cell phone case that looks like a gun. (CBS)

Cell Phone ‘Gun Cases’ Illegal In Chicago

Carrying a phone case that looks like a gun is now illegal in Chicago.

07/29/2015

A police vehicle sits outside Noah Foods in the Austin neighborhood. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Proposed Ordinance Would End ‘Stop And Frisk’ In Chicago

A new ordinance could put an end to the so-called stop-and-frisk practice by Chicago police.

07/29/2015

City Council

City Council Committee Votes To End Free Garbage Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit Buildings

Free garbage pick-up for some 1,800 residential buildings is a step closer to ending in Chicago. Aldermen have taken a preliminary vote to end the deal, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

07/28/2015

Aldermen meet in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Despite Few Misgivings, City Council Approves $1.1 Billion Bond Issue

The Chicago City County today quickly approved a $ 1.1 billion dollar bond issue that the Emanuel administration asked for, despite a few misgivings, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/17/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Finance Committee Signs Off On Billion Dollars In New Bonds

The Chicago City Council Finance Committee has signed off on Mayor Emanuel’s plan to add another billion dollars to the city’s debt load, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

06/15/2015

Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Challengers Maintain Leads In Two Tight Chicago City Council Races

Two more newcomers are poised to join City Council, based on final unofficial tallies.

04/22/2015

Ald. Helen Shiller

Former Alderman Helen Shiller No Longer Interested In City Council Budget Analyst Postion

Chicago Aldermen have to rethink their positions on who will become the City Council’s budget analyst. Former Alderman Helen Shiller has broken the stalemate over the job by saying she no longer wants it, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

04/14/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

More Absentee Ballots Counted As Five Aldermanic Races Remain Too Close To Call

More absentee ballots have been counted in five aldermanic races in Chicago that are still too close to call. WBBM’s Mike Krauser has the latest numbers.

04/11/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Chicago Aldermen: Five City Council Races Still Too Close To Call

Of the 18 runoff races for City Council, five of them remain too close to call.

04/10/2015

John Cody busy at work in the WBBM Newsradio newsroom. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

City Council Honors Retired WBBM Newsradio Reporter John Cody

The Chicago City Council unanimously passed a resolution honoring the recently retired WBBM Newsradio reporter John Cody.

03/18/2015

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Effort To Phase Out Red Light Cams Fizzles Out At City Council Meeting

An effort to begin phasing out Chicago’s Red Light Camera system was derailed at Wednesday’s City Council Meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/18/2015

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Races For Chicago Alderman: 19 Headed For Runoff Vote In April

Of the 43 contested races for city council, 19 of them will be headed to the runoff round in April.

02/24/2015

Campaign literature against Anna Goral. (CBS)

Ward 23 Challenger Says Things Have Gotten Racial In Aldermanic Contest

Some campaign literature supporting incumbent Mike Zalewski says one of his challengers supports Section 8 housing.

02/23/2015

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Chicago Aldermen: Top Campaign War Chests

To get into this exclusive club, a worthy candidate needs about $300,000 in seed money.

02/23/2015

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Propose Having Hearings Prior To Each Placement Of New Red Light Camera

There’s a new proposals for stiffer requirement before the city of Chicago installs any new red light cameras, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/21/2015

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

16 Women Candidates For Alderman Unite Behind Dislike Of Emanuel Administration

Sixteen women united by a dislike of the Emanuel administration, and who want to become Chicago aldermen, told an enthusiastic crowd on the UIC campus Saturday how they’d remake City Hall, if elected.

01/11/2015

City Council Chambers

Aldermen Propose To Ban Law Enforcement From Using Chokeholds

Chicago Aldermen are considering an ordinance that would ban police and others from using chokeholds to subdue suspects, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.

12/08/2014

Gasoline pump. (Credit: Miguel Gutierrez/Getty Images)

City Council Considering Ordinance Requiring Gas Stations To Pump Fuel With More Ethanol

Right now, motorists use gasoline that contains 10 percent corn-based ethanol. The ordinance would require a pump dispensing 15 percent ethanol.

12/08/2014

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