Aldermen Begin Limiting Where Newly Legal Food Carts Can OperateIt’s been barely a month since the City Council opened the door for food carts to operate legally in Chicago, and already aldermen have begun carving out some parts of the city where they won’t be welcome.
Pride Parade To Stay In Lakeview; Activist Petitioning For Move DowntownDespite some opposition from some members of the community, the annual Pride Parade will stay in the Boystown area of Lakeview this year.
Emanuel Supports Countdown Clocks At Red Light Camera IntersectionsMayor Rahm Emanuel has backed the idea of installing countdown signals at every intersection in Chicago that has a red light camera, so drivers don’t have to slam on the brakes to avoid a ticket.
Aldermen Approve Plan To Hike Minimum WageAldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.
Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-HourAldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.
Alderman Says Preliminary Results Of Survey Split On Whether Or Not To Move Pride Parade DowntownThe alderman who conducted a survey on whether the gay pride parade should be moved says he has some very preliminary results.
Tunney Asks Residents If Pride Parade Should Move DowntownAfter saying he’s open to moving the annual Pride Parade out of Boystown, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has launched a survey to find out if the community would support moving the parade downtown.
Aldermen Vote To Name Water Tower Plaza After Jane ByrneAldermen have recommended the plaza next to the Old Chicago Water Tower be named in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first such honor the city would give to its first and only female mayor more than 30 years after she left office.
Bar Manager: Cops Acted 'More Like Crossing Guards' After Pride ParadeAs Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) considers whether the annual Gay Pride Parade should be moved downtown, the manager of a Boystown bar said the real issue is a lack of cooperation from police officers after the parade is over.
Tunney Pushing Tighter Rules For Head ShopsAld. Tom Tunney (44th) has won approval from the Licensing Committee for an ordinance to force so-called “tobacco accessory stores” to disclose more information about what they sell, and how it’s displayed in their shops.
Tunney Wary Of Project For Lakeview "L" OverpassAld. Tom Tunney (44th) said he’s not yet ready to embrace the CTA’s plans to build elevated bypass tracks that would eliminate a traffic bottleneck for three of its rail lines – the Red, Brown, and Purple – and speed up rush hour trains on the North Side.
City Wants Cubs, Sox Fans To Be Ready For Changes In 2014Opening Day is next week for the White Sox and the Cubs, so Chicago police and each team’s alderman were reaching out to fans Friday to prepare them for a few changes in store this year.