Aldermen Call On Cubs, Sox To Exceed MLB Safety Netting RequirementsAld. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes Wrigley Field, said he supports more netting at ballparks, but he raised liability concerns.
City Council Passes Resolution Urging Pension Fund To Divest From IranThe Chicago City Council is urging the city's largest employee pension fund to divest itself from companies that do business with Iran's energy sector.
Child Support Case Against Walsh Dismissed After Resolution With Ex-WifeThe child support case against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) has been dismissed, following a resolution out of court with his ex-wife.
City Council Pays Tribute To Maggie DaleyTwo months after her death, former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley was honored by the City Council.
Aldermen Back Resolution Declaring Chicago A 'Torture-Free Zone'A City Council committee has endorsed a resolution that would declare Chicago a “Torture-Free Zone.”
City Council Backs Longer School Day; 4th School OKs Extra TimeAs a fourth school in Chicago voted to accept a longer school day, the City Council gave its unanimous support to the push to add at least 90 minutes to the school day at Chicago Public Schools.
Partisan Debt Standoff Spills Over Onto County BoardWhile the standoff between Democrats and Republicans continues in Washington over the debt ceiling and spending cuts, the partisan rhetoric is spilling over into local governmental debates as well.