Aldermen Approve $5.5 Million Tax Subsidy For Presence HealthAldermen voted 31-18 to approve $5.5 million in tax increment financing to help Presence Health open or redevelop facilities in Belmont-Cragin, Avondale, Calumet Heights, and West Town.
Ordinance Aims To Protect Female Hotel Employees From Sexual HarassmentA South Side alderman is spearheading an effort to better protect female hotel workers against sexual harassment and assault on the job.
Alderman Drops Strip Club Measure, Claims Surprise At Inclusion Of Full NudityThe sponsor of an ordinance that would have allowed clubs in Chicago to blend topless dancing and alcohol sales has backed away from the measure, because somehow full-frontal nudity ended up in the mix.
Suburban Teen Back Home After Making Dramatic Recovery From Rare DiseaseCBS 2’s Mike Parker reports it was a rare disease that almost killed her, but medical specialists in Alabama helped bring about a recovery her mother calls a miracle.
Emanuel Allies Suggest Compromise On Garbage Collection FeeMayor Rahm Emanuel’s top City Council ally and a five other aldermen have unveiled a scaled-down plan for first-ever garbage collection fees in Chicago.
Trotter Still Wants Party Support In Bid For Jackson's Seat, Despite ArrestState Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) said Wednesday he still wants Democratic Party bosses to back him in his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., despite his arrest for having a gun in his luggage at O’Hare International Airport.
Aldermen Hoping Teachers' Strike Ends QuicklyAs contract talks resumed between striking Chicago Public School teachers and the Chicago Public Schools, disappointed aldermen were hoping the teachers’ strike would be a brief one.
State Senate OKs Speed Cameras For ChicagoYou might not know it yet, but coming soon to a street corner near you could be traffic speed traps – maybe a lot more of them than Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussed last week.
Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget CutsAldermen at Friday's City Council budget hearings said they hope there's some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Committee OKs Earlier Curfew For Younger KidsSome aldermen are proposing moving up curfew for thousands of Chicago children.
Emanuel Announces City Council Reorganization PlanMayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has formally announced his agreement with the planned reorganization of the Chicago City Council.