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.
Wagusepack: Mayor 'Needs To Take The Lead' On Red Light Camera ProblemsA frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations.
Construction Crews Blamed For Flooding Along Trail SiteRemember the storms last Monday? Some people on a stretch of Bloomindale say they're still cleaning up because of someone else’s mistake. CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
Aldermen Back Mayor's Plan To Hike Phone Tax To Fund PensionsMayor Rahm Emanuel said he has lined up enough City Council support to increase the monthly surcharge added to phone bills in Chicago, as part of the effort to address the city’s pension crisis.
Prostitution Concerns Halt Effort To Allow Booze In Chicago Strip ClubsAn ordinance sponsored by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) would have outlawed unauthorized strip clubs in residential neighborhoods, but allowed some nudity in clubs that serve booze.
OEMC Head Defends Hefty Overtime For 911 Call CenterThe head of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications is defending the high amount of overtime his staff has been working, trying to keep up with emergency calls, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Urge Mayor To Reappoint Inspector General FergusonMembers of a City Council reform coalition were banding together to pressure Mayor Rahm Emanuel to reappoint Inspector General Joseph Ferguson to his job, despite his sometimes critical reports on the Emanuel administration.
Alderman Proposes Opening Up Little-Used Access Road To Taxis For A Charge A plan to charge for a taxi along Chicago's stealth highway is picking up some City Council support, reports WBBM’s John Cody.