New Ordinance Could Protect Hotel Workers From Sexual Harassment, AssaultA Chicago City Council Committee has approved an ordinance to protect hotel workers from sexual harassment or sexual assault.
Aldermen Support Latest Framework For Police Reform OversightKey Chicago Aldermen are optimistic that the latest framework for police oversight is going to give the public confidence in efforts to reform police practices and procedures.
Measure Would Crack Down On Businesses That Buy Stolen Smart PhonesIt’s backed by Mayor Emanuel, whose teenaged son was mugged for a cellphone. WBBM's Craig Dellimore reports.
Chicago City Council Approves Red Light Camera SettlementThe Chicago City Council gave final approval on Wednesday to a $39-million settlement over the city's red light camera program.
Markham Appoints Interim Mayor With Election Winner Barred From OfficeRoger Agpawa, who won last month’s election for mayor in Markham, remains barred from taking office due to a prior felony conviction.
Chicago Aldermen Concerned Party Bus Ordinance Does Not Restrict Licensed Guns On BoardChicago Aldermen approved a further crackdown on party buses, but further revisions may require state law changes.
Oak Forest Clarifies Council's Written Question PolicyThere is a new written policy for Oak Forest City Council meetings: All questions from the public must be put in writing.
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.