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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

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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

Chicago City Council Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan

Inspector General: Aldermanic Office Workers Caught Doing Political Work On City Time

The City Council’s embattled Inspector General says workers in nearly half of Chicago’s aldermanic offices have been caught doing political work on the taxpayer’s time.

12/03/2014

Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike in October. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Alderman Calls Teachers “Lazy” For Not Removing Strike Ribbons

More than a month after a month-long teachers strike in Waukegan, tempers were still flaring at a City Council meeting, with one alderman calling teachers “lazy” for not removing solidarity ribbons they placed around Waukegan during their walkout.

12/03/2014

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

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