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Chicago pothole map by Elliott Ramos.

Animated Map Tracks Potholes Across Chicago

There have been nearly 260,000 pothole repair requests made to the Chicago’s 311 hotline this winter season.

04/04/2014

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Youth Poetry Team Obliterates Mayor ‘Wreck-It Rahm’ In Viral YouTube Video

Mayor Emanuel’s loudest opponent isn’t a local politician or the Chicago Teacher Union’s Karen Lewis. That honor goes to the teens in the slam poetry group TEAM Englewood, whose latest poem verbally eviscerates the Mayor.

03/14/2014

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2 Investigators: City Paying Pothole Claims Only About Half The Time

CBS 2 obtained a list of about 2,100 claims made by pothole victims from 2011 through 2013, which totaled about $1.2 million. Only about $217,000 was ever paid out, and half these filed claims are unresolved. CBS 2′s Dave Savini reports.

02/26/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Chicago Workers, Retirees Head To Springfield To Protest Pension Reform

Chicago public employees and retirees have been descending on Springfield on Wednesday for a rally to protest the state’s new pension reform law.

02/19/2014

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)

Cabbies Sue City Over Lack Of Regulation For Ride-Sharing Services

Taxi companies and drivers have sued the city of Chicago, claiming newly proposed regulations for competing ride-sharing companies don’t go far enough, and alleging the city has allowed an “unlawful taxi caste system” to emerge.

02/06/2014

A City of Chicago snow plow pushes the slush off the road. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

More Snow Tuesday Will Strain Already Diminishing Road Salt Supplies

With even more snow headed to the Chicago area on Tuesday, the continuous cleanup efforts have been creating problems for some towns and cities that are running low on road salt.

02/04/2014

Daniel Taylor (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Cleared Of Double Murder Sues Chicago, Police

A Chicago man released from prison last year after serving 20 years for a double homicide filed a federal lawsuit Monday alleging that officers beat him into confessing to the crime and suppressed evidence that proved his innocence.

02/03/2014

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Youth Shootings Drop By 40 Percent In 2013 In Chicago

The youth violence that has too often drawn a national spotlight on Chicago has taken a significant dip, a new analysis shows.

01/28/2014

Chicago Department of Transportation workers fill a pothole on a city street. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Launches Pothole Tracker Website

As city crews scramble to fill thousands of potholes every day, residents now can track when repairs have been made in their neighborhood.

01/17/2014

Snow still hasn't been shoveled on this block in River North. (Credit: CBS)

City Official Urges Neighbors To Keep Snowy Sidewalks Passable

Yes, 3-1-1 system director Audrey Mathis concedes, sometimes city snowplows make the job tougher by dumping snow at corners.

01/09/2014

City Hall

City Of Chicago Online Auction

The city of Chicago puts surplus property up for auction. For some of the latest items, click here.

12/27/2013

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Former City Of Chicago Comptroller Pleads Guilty In Kickback Case

Amer Ahmad, 38, of Chicago, pleaded guilty to conspiracy and bribery for using his former Ohio government position to secure “lucrative state business” for a friend.

12/23/2013

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Guide To Chicagoween’s Franken Plaza

Franken Plaza takes over Daley Plaza this weekend in celebration of Halloween. Part of the City of Chicago’s, “Chicagoween Celebration,” Daley Plaza transforms into a haunted world of family-fun, October 25-27th. The three-day festival features performances by Midnight Circus, The Annual Monster Bash, free hayrides, trick-or-treating, crafts and more.

10/25/2013

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

City To Remove 18 Red Light Cameras

CHICAGO (CBS) – For drivers who hate Chicago’s red light cameras, here is some welcome news: The city is pulling the plug on a few of them. The city says by the end of January, […]

10/02/2013

A new city ordinance will obligate banks to secure and maintain abandoned properties they seize in foreclosures. (CBS)

City Enacts Law Protecting Renters In Foreclosed Properties

A Chicago ordinance–designed to help renters in foreclosed apartment buildings–is now in force.

09/24/2013

City Hall

Standard & Poor’s Lowers City’s Outlook To ‘Negative’

Standard & Poor’s cited Chicago’s $19.4 billion pension crisis, the city’s mountain of debt, and its historic “reluctance to adjust taxes” despite its sweeping home-rule powers and diverse economy.

09/17/2013

The Divvy bike station at Daley Plaza is used by many city employees who work at City Hall, across the street, and get a discount on annual memberships in the bike sharing program. (Credit: CBS)

Questions Raised After City Workers Get Discount On Bike-Share Program

Some questions being raised over a benefit provided to some people using the city’s popular new bike-rental program.

08/21/2013

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Fueled By Tourism, City Sets Record For Hotel Revenue

The city is reporting some good news for Chicago’s economy and the tourism industry

07/22/2013

Julie Gammichia writes up a ticket for a car without a proper city sticker. (Credit: Jim Williams/CBS)

City Sticker Alert: Workers On Hunt For Scofflaws

The dreaded city vehicle sticker deadline just passed in Chicago. That means workers are out in every neighborhood, looking for drivers who didn’t pay up.

07/16/2013

2013 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six

2013 Chicago Blackhawks Parade: New Details

New details are emerging about Friday’s parade and rally for the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks.

06/26/2013

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