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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. (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

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

Camera Phone

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

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