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Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Want Companies Doing Bond Business With City To Disclose Workforce Diversity

Chicago Aldermen are recommending passage of a requirement to force companies doing bonds business with the City to disclose the diversity of their work forces, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

11/18/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Committee Approves Single-Room Occupancy Hotel Ordinance

The City Council Housing Committee is recommending full approval of an ordinance that would make it more expensive to turn single room occupancy hotels into market-rate units, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

11/10/2014

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Naperville’s New Liquor Laws Include Restrictions On Beer Sizes, Shot Sales And Late-Night Entry

You can still order one shot, one bourbon and one beer at Naperville bars, but you might need to get your order in a little earlier, thanks to new regulations.

10/10/2014

Elgin Police Department

Elgin Police Recruiting Trip To Puerto Rico Stirs Controversy

Elgin police officers were in Puerto Rico this week to recruit and administer entrance exams for about 150 prospective cadets. It’s part of a wide-range recruitment effort to bring more diversity to a department that is 80 percent white in a town where the population is 44 percent Hispanic.

09/25/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Aldermen Want To Give Council Oversight To City Inspector General

Chicago aldermen have taken a step towards getting rid of their own, controversial, inspector general and handing oversight over to the City Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/10/2014

Surveillance video of a police raid on a West Side tanning salon. (Credit: Hamilton Law Office)

City Poised To Pay $150,000 To Salon Manager Cop Berated During Raid

City attorney Leslie Darling told committee members Monday videotape shows Jianqing Klyzek resisting arrest and an officer striking her after she was handcuffed. Darling said comments made by police could inflame a jury.

09/08/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Committee Approves $1.25 Million Settlement To Family Of Man Killed By Police In 2012

Chicago aldermen are recommending the City pay $1.25 million to the family of a man shot to death by police, allegedly while fleeing.

09/08/2014

Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Landmarks Commission Approves Wrigley Field Upgrades

The Cubs’ plan is moving forward as they hoped.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Committee Passes Ordinance Requiring Gun Sales To Be Videotaped

Chicago aldermen have given preliminary approval to a measure allowing guns to be sold within the city as a federal court has ordered.

06/18/2014

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Ordinance Would Ban City Uniforms From Being Made In Sweathshops

Aldermen and advocates have introduced an ordinance to ensure that uniforms for City of Chicago Employees are not produced in sweatshops, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

05/28/2014

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City Council Makes Shooting ‘Upskirt’ Images Subject To $500 Fine

Although the state already makes it a felony to use a video device to shoot “upskirt” images of women, the City Council on Wednesday also made the already illegal practice subject to a $500 fine.

05/28/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council To Examine Distribution Of Street Project Funding

The City Council is going to take another look at how the Administration divides up the money that the Aldermen control for street projects in their wards.

05/27/2014

LA County Passes Major Ban On Plastic Bags In Unincorporated Areas

City Council Committee Approves Partial Ban On Plastic Bags

The Chicago City Council’s Health and Environment Committee has given preliminary approval to a partial ban on retailers using those flimsy and ubiquitous plastic bags.

04/24/2014

Chicago cityscape (CBS)

City Council To Consider Heliport Near Bridgeport

Chicago Helicopter Express wants the city’s OK for what would begin as a private heliport that would launch 20 takeoffs per day.

03/20/2014

A puppy mill. (File Photo Credit: Humane Society of the United States)

City Council Committee Approves Ban On Sale Of Animals From Puppy Mills

The Chicago City Council’s Licensing Committee has approved of a measure aimed at keeping pet stores from selling animals raised in inhumane conditions.

03/04/2014

A Lyft car sits at a stoplight. As ridesharing services like Lyft, Uber and SideCar become more popular, the taxi industry is pushing for tougher regulation of their new competition. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

City Council Debates Ride-Sharing Regulations At Hearing

A Chicago City Council hearing is pitting traditional taxi cab companies against unregulated shared ride services that passengers summon through smart-phone apps.

02/24/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and James Ade (left),  president of the police sergeant union,  announce pension agreement. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Defends Move To Borrow $900 Million

In the blink of an eye, the Chicago City Council today authorized nearly a billion dollars in borrowing and more and Mayor Emanuel is defending the move.

02/05/2014

Railroad Crossing

City Council To Petition Feds For More Rail Car Safety Regulations

A Chicago City Council committee is issuing a watered down response to recent incidents of deadly railroad tank car accidents.

01/13/2014

A woman smoking an 'Blu' e-cigarette. (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Emanuel Bristles As Aldermen Stall E-Cigarette Ordinance

Mayor Emanuel is signaling that he’s ready for a fight with City Council critics who have stalled a measure he wants to limit the use of electronic cigarettes in Chicago.

12/10/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

City Council Approves 2014 Chicago Budget

The City Council approved Mayor Emanuel’s 2014 city budget that includes a cigarette tax hike and counts on millions in revenue from tickets issued by speed and red light cameras.

11/26/2013

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