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Wrigley Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Landmarks Commission Approves Wrigley Field Upgrades

The Cubs’ plan is moving forward as they hoped.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

TIF, School Board Ordinances Spark Heated City Council Debate

An attempted end run around Mayor Emanuel’s opposition to two proposals led to some sparks on the City Council floor today.


Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Alderman Wants Bells To Toll Across Chicago To Mark Anniversary Of Kennedy Assassination

The 22nd of November marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.


Ventra reader (CBS)

Aldermen Demand Answers From CTA Bosses On Ventra Problems

Many CTA riders are still experiencing big problems with their transition to the new Ventra card, and two aldermen want to hold City Council hearings to get answers from CTA officials.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Resolution Urges State To Impose Mandatory Sentencing On Gun Crimes

Alderman Jim Balcer, sponsor of the resolution, says State lawmakers should mandate three years in jail for most people caught with guns and without a Firearm Owners ID card.


Ald. Harry Osterman (48th)

Alderman Seeks Stiffer Fines For Bicyclists Who Ride On Sidewalks

North Side Alderman Harry Osterman says some seniors who live along a stretch of North Sheridan Road from Ardmore to West Sheridan Road have been injured by a bicyclist illegally hurtling down the sidewalks. He wants to hike the fine for that from $50 to $200.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Committee Approves Rewrite Of Gun Laws

The ordinance headed for a full City Council vote Wednesday brings City gun laws in line with the state’s law allowing carrying of concealed weapons.


Jon Burge

Council Committee OKs Another Burge Torture Settlement

The City Council Finance Committee cleared the way for the city to pay another $12 million to settle two cases involving torture victims of former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.