Uber, Lyft Face Aldermen As Committee Considers Tougher RulesA job killer, or an attempt to level an uneven playing field? That’s the way two sides describe a proposed ordinance that would force Uber and Lyft drivers to get the same licenses as taxi drivers.
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.
TSA Boss: Airport Lines Will 'Continue To Be A Challenge' This SummerThe head of the Transportation Security Administration on Friday warned travelers there are no quick fixes to the problems that have led to gargantuan lines at airport security at Chicago's airports as the summer travel season is ramping up.
TSA Boss In Chicago To Meet With Local Leaders About Airport DelaysThe head of the Transportation Security Administration will face some tough questions Friday from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, members of Congress, and others, as the agency seeks to reduce excruciatingly long wait times at airport security checkpoints.
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.
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.
Aldermen, SEIU Push To Take Airport Control Away From EmanuelSeveral alderman have joined union airport workers in an effort to create an elected airport authority, and wrestle control of O’Hare and Midway airports away from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Emanuel Not Offering Specifics On IPRA Replacement, But Says Citizen Participation Key Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t offering specifics yet, but he says a new agency that will replace the much-criticized Independent Police Review Authority will have citizen involvement and will put the police department and the city in a better place, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Alderman Who Proposed Scrapping IPRA Glad To Hear Mayor Emanuel's PlanA South Side alderman who proposed doing away with the much-criticized Independent Police Review Authority in the wake of the Laquan McDonald case said Saturday morning she was surprised to learn the mayor is planning to do just that, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Mayor Emanuel Moves To Abolish Police Review BoardMayor Emanuel will propose abolishing the city's troubled Independent Police Review Authority.
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.
LaRaviere Accuses CPS Of Using "False Justification" For Ouster As PrincipalSpeaking publicly for the first time since his ouster as a Chicago Public Schools principal, frequent Emanuel administration critic Troy LaRaviere blasted the mayor and school board, accusing them of orchestrating his removal because he was seeking the top post at a school administrators’ group.

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