City Ordinance

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

City Hall: 65% Of Tax Preparers Violating City Ordinances

The undercover operation by the city’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection investigated 409 tax preparers, targeting predatory businesses that dip into taxpayers’ refunds with misleading fine print, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.


City Hall

Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.


Ald. Ricardo Munoz

Alderman Seeks To Keep Police From Blocking Wireless Signals During Summits

At the City Council meeting Wednesday, an alderman will propose police keep their hands off the controls of downtown cell phone signals during expected protests this spring.

CBS Chicago–02/15/2012