New Police Oversite Agency Needs Own Attorneys, Mandated Budget, Aldermen SayCritics point out there's no provision for COPA, that will enable it to hire its own, outside lawyers, which would force them to use city attorneys.
Des Plaines Revises New Policy To Allow Police Tribute FlagThe Des Plaines City Council has modified a new policy regarding what flags can be flown on public buildings, and aldermen were taking another look at the rule after the police chief could not raise a thin blue line flag that pays tribute to fallen officers.
City Council Finance Committee Approves Settlement To Family Of Man Dragged From His Cell The Chicago City Council’s Finance Committee has approved a $4.9 million settlement for the family of a man who died after being seen on videotape being dragged from his cell after being repeatedly shocked with a stun gun, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
City Council Holds Hearing On Lincoln Towing Company The Chicago City Council heard some sometimes heated testimony over the activities of the notorious Lincoln Towing Company, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
City Council To Consider Making Tampons Exempt From Sales Tax The Chicago City Council will debate whether to add tampons to the list of items not subject to local sales tax, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
City Council Passes Watered-Down Ordinance Giving IG Oversight Of Aldermen The Chicago City Council has approved a watered-down ordinance regarding oversight of aldermen by an inspector general, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.
Dozens Of Aldermen Backing Resolution To Use Surplus TIF Funds To Help CPSDozens of aldermen say they want the city to use more than a billion dollars in so-called TIF development funds to help bail out the Chicago Public Schools, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Push Back On Emanuel’s Tobacco Proposal During City Council HearingA proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to crack down on cigarette sales to young people drew heavy criticism at a City Council hearing today, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Sheriff Asks Indiana Lawmakers To Remove Accused Killer Councilman From OfficeLake County Sheriff John Buncich has been trying to convince state lawmakers to remove an East Chicago city councilman who was re-elected last year, even though he has been in jail for murder since October.
Vote On Ordinance Giving City Inspector General Oversight Of City Council Postponed An effort to bring Chicago aldermen under the city's top investigative watchdog was derailed today in City Council.
City Council Committee Recommends Confirmation Of Sharon Fairley As Head Of IPRA The City Council’s Public Safety Committee is unanimously recommending that Sharon Fairley be confirmed as head of the Independent Police Review Authority.
Committee Recommends Ordinance Give City Inspector General Jurisdiction Over City CouncilA Chicago City Council Committee is recommending the full council approve an ordinance that would give City Inspector General Joe Ferguson jurisdiction to keep watch over the aldermen, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.