With Rahm Weakened, Aldermen Showing More DissentChicago aldermen might not have completely shed their label as a rubber stamp, but with Mayor Rahm Emanuel significantly weakened in his second term, the City Council has grown more independent.
Protesters Demand Parks Group Drop Lucas Museum LawsuitScores of protesters rallied outside the Loop headquarters of the civic group Friends of the Parks on Thursday, demanding they drop their lawsuit blocking filmmaker George Lucas from building his proposed museum on the lakefront.
School Superintendents Ask Rauner To Back Change In Funding FormulaSuburban and downstate school superintendents are among those urging the governor to support legislation that would change the way education funds are distributed in Illinois, and the Rauner Administration is responding.
Top Aldermen Want To Boot TSA, Privatize Chicago Airport SecuritySome powerful Chicago aldermen want to get rid of TSA officers at Chicago’s two airports, and switch to private security officers, in an effort to alleviate the dreadfully long lines at security checkpoints.
Council Delays Final Vote On Airbnb Rules Amid Last-Minute ChangesA final vote on new regulations for house-sharing services like Airbnb has been delayed until next month, after some aldermen objected to approving changes presented by the Emanuel administration just minutes before Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
Rauner Encouraged By Progress Of 'Budgeteers' In SpringfieldGov. Bruce Rauner said a group of lawmakers trying to craft a budget deal seems to be making good progress, and he’s encouraged about possibly reaching what he calls a “grand compromise.”
Panel Recommends More Cash Settlements For Fatal Police-Involved ShootingsChicago police officers shot 42 rounds at Emmanuel Lopez and struck him 16 times in 2005. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Activists, Aldermen Seek To Kill Effort To Allow Alcohol Sales At Strip ClubsCommunity groups and some aldermen have spearheaded opposition to a plan to allow liquor sales at clubs that allow topless dancing or possibly even full nudity.
Some Aldermen Not Buying Emanuel Administration's Airbnb ProposalKey aldermen are not buying the Emanuel administration’s latest proposal to regulate so-called “house sharing” rentals like Airbnb, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Report Finds Illinois State Workers' Pay Highest In U.S.The study for the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank, found the average salary for state workers here, when adjusted for cost of living, is just over $59,000 – about $10,000 more than the national average.
Rahm Emanuel Names Andrea Zopp As Deputy MayorMayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed former Chicago Urban League president Andrea Zopp as a deputy mayor, and tasked her with focusing on improving economic development in the city’s struggling neighborhoods.
Mayor Emanuel Bristles At Critics Who Say Chicago Not Doing Enough To Fund SchoolsSome Republicans in Springfield have criticized legislation that would change the way education money is distributed because they say it does too much for Chicago when the city isn’t doing enough for itself.

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