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Clark And Washington

Smoking Electrical Vault Shuts Down Washington Street In Loop

A commotion erupted in the Loop this morning, when a ComEd vault began spewing smoke and caused power outages.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

City Clerk Susana Mendoza (CBS)

Clerk Mendoza: Get My Staff Out Of Roach-Infested Office

Chicago City Clerk Susanna Mendoza wants her staff removed from the basement of City Hall, due to a persistent problem with cockroaches.


A Chicago traffic management aide. (CBS)

80 City Traffic Aides Laid Off

City Hall has laid off 80 full time traffic aides, as part of the budget cutbacks that Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced back in May.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

City Hall

Unions: City Hall Top-Heavy With Managers

Labor unions representing city workers on Tuesday will announce cost-cutting suggestings that take aim at managers. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has an early look.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on June 29, 2011, that Walgreens would bring 600 new jobs to Chicago over the next two years, but at the same time he was threatening 625 city layoffs if labor unions didn't agree to cost saving measures. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Seeks To ‘Rein In The Influence’ Of Lobbyists

Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised sweeping ethics reforms during his campaign, and now he has rolled out a new round.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Janusz Kopycinski, 30, is charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer. He allegedly shouted a profanity at Mayor Richard M. Daley as Daley was leaving City Hall the last time on May 13, 2011, then fled and as officers were chasing him, a cop was "grazed" by a CTA bus. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Northwest Side Man Faces More Serious Charges After City Hall Incident

More serious charges have been lodged against a man who allegedly yelled a profanity targeting Mayor Richard M. Daley as he was leaving City Hall for the last time Friday, May 13, police said.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Ed Burke embrace at city council. (CBS)

Emanuel, Burke Bury Hatchet With A Gift, Embrace

It was a day of firsts at City Hall, including the first face-to-face meeting between the new mayor and his arch aldermanic rival on the floor of the city council chambers.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

The line to meet new Mayor Rahm Emanuel snaked out to the sidewalk outside City Hall on Monday. (CBS)

Chicagoans Line Up To Meet The New Mayor

Newly sworn Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel opens his office for a meet-and-greet with city residents. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked with some who attended the open house.


CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cop Hit By Bus While Chasing Suspect At City Hall

A Chicago Police officer was “grazed’’ by a CTA bus while chasing a man who allegedly yelled a profanity targeting Mayor Richard M. Daley as he was leaving City Hall office for the last time Friday afternoon in the Loop.


Chicago Mayor Richard Daley leaves City Hall for the final time Friday. (CBS)

Mayor Daley Bids Farewell To City Hall

Chicago’s longest-serving mayor left City Hall with great fanfare Friday and gave his city the thumbs-up sign as he was driven away.


Mayor Daley poses for a picture Monday as hundreds of locals filed into his office to say goodbye. (CBS)

Chicagoans Line Up To Say Farewell — Quickly — To Mayor Daley

Thousands of Chicagoans lined up to say farewell and get a photo with retiring Mayor Richard Daley. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.


Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley To Host Open House At City Hall

Mayor Richard M. Daley’s 22 years in office end in just one week, and today, he is thanking Chicagoans for their support with an open house at City Hall.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2011

Rahm Emanuel

UPDATED: Emanuel’s Inauguration Festivities Revealed

Plans are coming together for the inauguration of Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, including a free public concert by the band Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011

Rahm Emanuel at Save-A-Lot

Emanuel Seeking ‘Partners’ In Aldermanic Runoff Races

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he’s looking for partners in tomorrow’s aldermanic runoff elections, candidates who share his views of reform of city government.


Earth Hour 2010

Landmarks To Turn Lights Out For Earth Hour

Several Chicago area landmarks will go dark Saturday night for at least an hour as Illinois takes part in Earth Hour.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2011

Taste Of Chicago

Park District Taking Over Taste, 4 Other Fests Canceled

The Chicago Park District will be taking over control of the Taste of Chicago this summer and four other popular summer fests — the Country Music Festival, the Viva! Chicago Latin Music Festival, the Gospel Music Festival and Celtic Fest Chicago — will be merged into the Taste.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

Hot Food Truck

Hot Food Trucks On Back Burner In Chicago

Hot food trucks, where food is prepared in the vehicle and sold on the street, are becoming an increasingly popular option, but an ordinance to allow them on the streets of Chicago has been placed on the back burner.

CBS 2–01/26/2011

Clean Air Sign

Clean Power Advocates Protest At City Hall

Some Chicago aldermen are getting coal in their stockings today.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010

Naperville Police Protest

Hundreds Protest Naperville Police Layoffs

There is fear and frustration in Naperville as the city plans big cuts in the local police department. On Tuesday night, hundreds of supporters joined officers on the street in protest. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

CBS 2–11/16/2010

Lorado Taft Plaque

Historic City Hall Plaque To Be Rededicated

A group of aldermen and other civic leaders plan to rededicate a bronze plaque at City Hall, which was sculpted nearly 100 years ago by celebrated artist Lorado Taft.

CBS Chicago–11/04/2010