Cook County Board Finance Committee To Vote To Repeal Sweetened Beverage TaxA key vote on Tuesday will begin the process to repeal the Sweetened Beverage Tax, this after 12 Cook County Commissioners reached a deal to do so.
City Panel OK's $5 Million More In Payouts For Police MisconductThe lion's share, $4 million, goes to a man wrongly convicted during the Jon Burge torture era.
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.
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.
Aldermen Show Independent Streak, Delay Some Of Emanuel's Financial ProposalsIn what might be a new posture for the Chicago City Council, aldermen closely questioned just about every financial proposal the Emanuel administration brought before them at a Finance Committee meeting on Monday.
Aldermen Seek To Protect Military Personnel Under Hate Crime OrdinanceThe proposal approved in committee on Tuesday would add active and prior military personnel to those protected by the city’s hate crime ordinance.
E15 Mandate Resurfaces A Month After $20,000 Contribution To AldermanOne month after receiving a $20,000 contribution from one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol, Chicago’s most powerful alderman on Wednesday breathed new life into his plan to require Chicago gas stations to offer motorists a higher ethanol blend of fuel known as E-15.
Emanuel Agrees To $5.5 Million Police Torture Reparations FundSurvivors of torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and victims’ supporters have long called for repayment for the suffering, pain, and often wrongful imprisonment they have suffered.
City Council Panel Backs $13M In SettlementsAldermen have recommended settling three lawsuits against the city’s police and fire departments, for a combined $13 million.
Aldermen, Chefs Call For Ban On Non-Therapeutic Use Of AntibioticsSeveral top Chicago chefs and an influential alderman have joined the call for Congress to ban the routine use of antibiotics for livestock, saying the practice can hasten the spread of so-called “superbugs.”
City Council Panel OKs $5M Settlement In Severed Leg CaseFirst Deputy Corporation Counsel Leslie Darling told the Finance Committee that 24-year-old Edwin Hill was severely injured while waiting for a bus on the South Side in November 2008.
City To Pay $325K To Man Beaten By Cop, Falsely Charged With DUI Chicago taxpayers will spend $325,000 to compensate a hemophiliac falsely charged with DUI, then beaten by a Chicago Police officer while handcuffed to a metal bar in a holding room.