City Transforms Clinic At South Side School Into Community Healthcare CenterCity government is using money from the tax on electronic cigarettes to expand the health clinic at the John Drake Elementary School into a full service primary care health center.
Retailers Warn Against Possible Cook County Soda TaxRetailers were speaking out Wednesday amid published reports Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is considering a new tax on sugary soft drinks, up to a penny an ounce.
South Side Water Filtration Plant Named After Former Mayor Eugene Sawyer“Mayor Sawyer was professionally educated as a chemist, and early in his career worked in the Water Department,” Ald. Edward Burke (14th) said.
U Of C Breaks Ground On Trauma Center Activists Have Long DemandedAfter years of protest, the University of Chicago listened. A grieving mother is grateful. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
Alderman Suggests Alternatives To Mayor's Water Tax HikeA day after a City Council committee backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise the water and sewer tax to fund the city’s largest employee pension system, an alderman offered some possible alternatives he’d like to see considered instead.
Emanuel's Water Tax Plan Clears First Hurdle With Finance Committee ApprovalA City Council committee has signed off on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise water and sewer taxes to help shore up the city's largest employee pension fund.
Disabled, Advocates Urge Lawmakers To Block Proposed Caregiver Overtime BanAdvocates for the disabled and their caregivers have asked state lawmakers to scrap proposed rules that would reduce home care given to people with disabilities.
Chicago Laundromat Owners Oppose Emanuel's Proposed Water Tax HikeThey say the revenue-generating increase would trickle down to people who use the laundromats. WBBM Political Craig Dellimore reports.
Activists Seek More Public Input In Police Oversight PlanA group of religious leaders stood outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Thursday, demanding changes and more citizen involvement in plans to replace the Independent Police Review Authority, but some aldermen were preaching patience on the effort to create a new police watchdog agency.
Aldermen Still Have Lots Of Questions About New Police Oversight PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel has said he is willing to wait for a vote on his proposals to create a new agency to investigate police shootings and allegations of police misconduct, but some aldermen said the plan needs a lot more work and scrutiny.
Another Chicago Tragedy Spurs Call To Get Tough On Repeat Gun OffendersLeaders on Monday called for a crackdown on repeat gun offenders, like the two who allegedly killed mother of four Nikeya Aldridge.
Chicago School Board Approves $5.4B CPS BudgetThe Chicago Board of Education voted unanimously today to approve a controversial $5.4 billion budget for the Chicago Public Schools, including a property tax hike to fund teacher pensions.