Lawmaker Deb Mell Frontrunner To Succeed Her Father As AldermanCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says it's no surprise that Deb Mell is the frontrunner of 12 candidates.
Ex-Alderman Sharon Dixon Unfit For Gun TrialA Cook County judge Friday ruled Former Ald. Sharon Dixon (24th) unfit to stand trial on charges alleging she approached Chicago Police officers outside the 10th district with a loaded gun last spring.
City Council Resolution Urges Sports Commissioners To Support LGBT AthletesThe Council’s Human Relations Committee wants to encourage athletes to be comfortable acknowledging their sexual orientation, as the NBA’s Jason Collins has.
Parking Tax Changes Approved By City CouncilThe Chicago City Council has approved higher taxes for most people who park in downtown lots, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Heights Alderman Charged With BatteryA Chicago Heights alderman is facing battery charges after allegedly breaking a co-worker’s thumb in February during an argument at a Chicago Heights School District 170 warehouse, police said.
Judge Orders Former Chicago Alderman To Pay $143K In Child Support Former alderman and convicted felon Wallace Davis Jr. was sentenced to 30 months probation Friday and ordered to pay over $100,000 in child support after he admitted he was deadbeat dad to his two young daughters.
Highwood Alderman Resigning Over CitizenshipHighwood Ald. Harvey Knapp is from Britain. He was appointed to the city council five months ago to fill a vacancy. At the time, neither he nor Highwood’s mayor realized state law requires municipal officials to be citizens.
City Council Takes Action On Guns, EthicsIt's been a long and busy day for the Chicago City Council, including action on issues of gun control and ethics, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore from City Hall.
IDOT Worker Picked To Replace Jackson As 7th Ward AldermanA onetime Illinois Department of Transportation employee has been chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th).
53 Applicants Will Be Considered For 7th Ward VacancyMayor Emanuel is appointing a commission with people from the South Shore community to submit a list of three finalists for him to consider.
Proposed Chicago Ordinance Would Outlaw Energy DrinksChicago Ald. Ed Burke has proposed a citywide ban of energy drinks, citing potential health risks with the highly caffeinated beverages.
Chicago Pigeons Deported To IndianaHoosiers can't say the city of Chicago never gave them anything. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Ald. Mell Denies Report He Is Stepping DownLongtime alderman Dick Mell is planning to retire and wants his daughter to succeed him, according to a published report.
Constituents Weigh In On Sandi Jackson's Absentee RecordThe Alderman has the highest absentee rate in the council and has recently missed the all important annual budget meeting.
Missing City Grates Found In Scrap Metal YardPolice followed two would-be tree grate thieves to a recycling center on the West Side, where they found hundreds of city-owned tree and sewer grates, worth thousands of dollars.