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.
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.
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.
Chicago aldermen are recommending the City pay $1.25 million to the family of a man shot to death by police, allegedly while fleeing.
The Cubs’ plan is moving forward as they hoped.
Chicago aldermen have given preliminary approval to a measure allowing guns to be sold within the city as a federal court has ordered.
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.
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.
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.
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 Helicopter Express wants the city’s OK for what would begin as a private heliport that would launch 20 takeoffs per day.
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 Chicago City Council hearing is pitting traditional taxi cab companies against unregulated shared ride services that passengers summon through smart-phone apps.
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.
A Chicago City Council committee is issuing a watered down response to recent incidents of deadly railroad tank car accidents.
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.
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.
An attempted end run around Mayor Emanuel’s opposition to two proposals led to some sparks on the City Council floor today.
The 22nd of November marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
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.