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Aldermen Form Caucus To Push For Reform Agenda

Several members of the Chicago City Council said Tuesday they’ll be speaking out and pushing hard to reform City Hall, which could put them at odds with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and some of their colleagues.

WBBM Newsradio–03/12/2013

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City: 44 Percent Of Immigration Service Providers Committing Fraud

Adolfo Hernandez, director of the Mayor’s Office of New Americans, said some notarios were found to be charging exorbitant prices, providing unauthorized legal advice, and promising impossible results – such as telling clients they can be put at the top of a list to gain citizenship.


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City Hall Offers Streamlined Process For Business Startups

After years of complaints, Chicago City Hall is now making it easier to start a small business. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.


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$12 Million Renovation Planned For Chicago’s City Hall

A $12 million renovation plan is in the works for Chicago’s century-old City Hall.


New Citizens Sworn In At City Hall

Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomes new 50 new citizens


Union workers gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall on Nov. 9, 2012, to protest a move to replace union custodians at O'Hare International Airport with non-union workers, under a new contract with a different custodial firm. (Credit: CBS)

O’Hare Janitors Stage City Hall Protest Against Change In Contractors

Union workers descended on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Friday, protesting the move to change companies handling janitorial services at O’Hare International Airport.


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School Closing Protesters Arrested At City Hall

Ten people who were arrested Friday night after camping outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Fifth Floor office in City Hall, to call attention to school closings, were released Saturday morning.


This is a photo of Anthony Rosalia's shoe after the boy's foot became caught in a Midway Airport escalator. (Marty Dolan)

City Settles With Family Of Boy Whose Foot Was Mangled In Airport Escalator

The negligence lawsuit was settled for $600,000, CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


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Alderman Serves Up Chick-Fil-A Controversy At Lunch

At least one alderman may have gotten a case of political indigestion.


Chicago police officers sit in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, during the annual awards ceremony for police officers and Chicago firefighters. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Fire Departments Present Annual Awards For Bravery

A total of 31 Chicago Police and Firefighters received awards at a ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday, honoring them for everything from holding their fire at a dangerous moment, to entering burning buildings twice in the same shift.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2012

Thousands of Chicago public school teachers and their supporters march through the Loop and in front of the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) headquarters on September 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago Teachers Union hit the picket lines Monday morning after failing to reach an agreement with the city on a new contract. With about 350,000 students, the Chicago school district is the third largest in the United States.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Thousands Of Striking Teachers, Supporters Rally Downtown

Thousands of public school teachers and their supporters have flooded downtown streets Monday afternoon, for a rally in front of Chicago Public Schools headquarters on the first day of the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses new nursing education programs at a news conference at Malcolm X College on Tuesday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

City Hall Reaches Contract Deal With Safety Workers

The Emanuel administration has reached a four-year labor agreement with the unions representing some 2,100 public safety workers


Pussy Riot

Chicago Protesters To Gather In Support Of Russian Punk Band

Supporters of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot will rally outside City Hall in Chicago Friday afternoon, after a Russian court convicted three members of hooliganism and sentenced them to two years in prison.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2012

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Chicago College Student Leads Small Anti-Violence Protest At City Hall

The sound level was high, but the impact yet to be determined, as a college junior collected about 15 supporters outside City Hall, leading a rally against the city’s violence problems, as activists donned T-shirts reading “Enough, Chicago.”

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: City Must Stop Skimping On Cops

I know I’m not the only Chicagoan who’s angry about guns, and the murders on our streets; two more shot dead Monday night. City Hall is spending more time worrying and whining than stopping it.

CBS 2–06/19/2012

Residents pay a fee each year to have signs posted protecting their driveways from being blocked. (CBS)

City Overcharges Residents For Street Signs, Promises Refunds

City officials are at a loss to explain why some residents have been receiving bills for street signs that are significantly higher than they should be. CBS 2’s Pam Zekman reports.


Mark Clements of the Campaign to End the Death Penalty was among the protesters Thursday who showed up at Chicago City Hall to shed light on the deaths of suspects. (CBS)

Activists Protest Suspects’ Deaths In Police Confrontations

Demonstrators stood outside the mayor’s office to protest police brutality, though most of the alleged cases they cited happened in the suburbs, CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

CBS 2–04/26/2012

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Cops Searching For Possible City Hall Trespasser

Chicago Police were searching for a possible trespasser inside City Hall Tuesday night.


Marine Cpl. Conner Lowry was killed in Afghanistan. (courtesy family)

Parking Tickets Issued During Fallen Marine’s Procession Now Voided

City Hall is apologizing. Parking tickets issued during Friday’s funeral procession for a Marine from Beverly have been voided.


Former Mayor Richard Daley speaks publicly for the first time about the death of his wife, Maggie, and about life after leaving City Hall, during a reception at the law office where he is of counsel. (Credit: CBS)

Daley Talks About Life After City Hall, Losing Maggie

Nine months after leaving City Hall, former Mayor Richard M. Daley isn’t letting the grass grow under his feet. Wednesday night, Daley opened up about his life out of office, and life without his late wife, Maggie.

CBS 2–02/22/2012