Chicago Aldermen Troubled By Gun, Sex Offender Registry SystemSome Chicago aldermen are dismayed by the system meant to inform local residents about sex and gun offenders living on their blocks.
Former Bow Truss Coffee Workers Sue Company For Wage TheftMore than a dozen former employees of the Bow Truss Coffee Roasters chain have sued the company’s founder, accusing him of failing to pay them after their paychecks repeatedly bounced.
Questions Remain After Emanuel Releases Private EmailsMayor Rahm Emanuel’s office has released thousands of private emails he used to conduct city business, but some critics have questioned if there are more that haven’t seen the light of day.
Aldermen Hold Off On Plan To Overhaul TIF RulesA City Council committee has delayed an effort to tighten the rules for the city’s often-criticized tax increment financing system.
Crossing Guards Ask To Stay Under Control Of Police DepartmentSome Chicago school crossing guards and their union have asked the City Council to reverse a decision transferring their oversight from the Police Department to the Officer of Emergency Management and Communications.
Aldermen Want Public Hearing On Lead In Water At CPSA group of Chicago aldermen has called for a public hearing to learn more about what’s being done to prevent Chicago Public Schools students from drinking water that might have been contaminated with lead.
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.
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.
City Council Panel OKs Drone RestrictionsThe Aviation Committee hearing at City Hall could include a drone flying over the heads of aldermen and staffers as they discuss possible restrictions on recreational and hobby drone users.
Emanuel Property Tax Hike Clears Another Hurdle, But With Plenty Of DissentMayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for the City's largest ever Property Tax increase won key committee approval Tuesday afternoon, but the vote was far from unanimous.
Neighbors Want "Very Rowdy Bar" To Give Up 4 A.M. Liquor LicenseSarie Keller's home is adjacent to the Bluelight, at 3251 N. Western Ave. She said, over the last several years, problems have escalated. The city has deemed the bar problematic, and has entered into a plan of operation with the bar, but Keller said the bar hasn't complied with any of the city's demands.
Aldermen Call For More Council Oversight Of Chicago Housing AuthoritySome aldermen have said a hoard of money at the Chicago Housing Authority is evidence someone needs to keep a closer watch on the agency.