City Seeking To Crack Down On Cell Phone RobberiesA proposed ordinance would require sellers or dealers of used phones to check a database of stolen phones before they could make a sale.
Alderman Asks Cubs Not To Start Own Cable NetworkAld. Edward Burke (14th) is arguing it would prevent many fans from being able to watch the games on TV.
Aldermen: Let People With Minor Criminal Convictions Become CopsSome Chicago aldermen have suggested allowing people with minor criminal convictions to become police officers, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel sounded open to the idea.
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.
Alderman's Son Among Youngest Delegates At DNCOne of the youngest Illinois delegates to the Democratic National Convention said his love of politics came from his father, who is one of the most powerful Democrats in Chicago.
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.
Aldermen Seek To Equip Animal Control Workers With Pet Microchip ReadersTwo aldermen have crafted a pet-friendly ordinance to help strays get back home faster, and make it easier for Chicago to become a no-kill city.
City Council Panel Backs Proposed Ban On Smokeless Tobacco At Sports ArenasA City Council committee has recommended passage of an ordinance to ban smokeless tobacco from Chicago sports stadiums – most prominently, at Cubs and White Sox games.
Burke: "No Institutional Problem" At Chicago Police DepartmentA powerful alderman has defended the Chicago Police Department and ousted Supt. Garry McCarthy, as controversy over fatal police shootings continues to swirl around City Hall.
City Council Panel OKs Drone RestrictionsThe Aviation Committee hearing at City Hall could include a drone flying over the heads of aldermen and staffers as they discuss possible restrictions on recreational and hobby drone users.
Emanuel Property Tax Hike Clears Another Hurdle, But With Plenty Of DissentMayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for the City's largest ever Property Tax increase won key committee approval Tuesday afternoon, but the vote was far from unanimous.
Aldermen Going After Gun-Shaped Smartphone CasesSome aldermen want the city of Chicago to ban the sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like handguns.