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City Hall

Aldermen Push For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage

Sponsors said large corporations would get two years to phase in the higher wage. Small and mid-sized businesses would have five years.

05/28/2014

City Council Chambers

City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for a controversial infrastructure trust.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

City Hall

Finance Committee OKs Mayor’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to fund $1.7 billion worth of public construction projects with private money cleared a major hurdle Monday, after a City Council panel endorsed the plan, following five hours of debate and a mini-revolt from aldermen concerned about a lack of City Council oversight.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Activists Take Stand At ‘People’s City Council Meeting’

The UIC forum was packed with more than 1,000 activists and union members Thursday night for the first ever “People’s City Council Meeting.”

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Group Mocks CME’s Financial ‘Struggle’ With Bake Sale

A group held a bake sale this morning, mocking the “struggling” Chicago Mercantile Exchange and its threats to leave the state because it’s losing money due to a tax hike.

CBS Chicago–06/13/2011