City Council Watchdog Welcomes Shifting Duties To Chicago IGThe city official tasked with monitoring the City Council for corruption and waste said he’d be happy to be out of work, if aldermen give real investigative power to someone else.
Emanuel Applauds City Council Plan To Allow IG To Investigate AldermenThe City Council might be poised to grant the Chicago Inspector General’s office the authority investigate aldermen and their employees.
RANT: My Chicago Neighborhood Sucks, Where Should I Move?What should they put in Logan Square next? A new, fancy shopping center, or a Medieval Times surrounded by a moat filled with killer sharks? I choose sharks.
Taxi Publication Threatens To Expose 'Secretly Gay' Aldermen If City Doesn't Ban Ride-SharingA trade newspaper for the city’s taxi industry has threatened to out five aldermen who it claims are “secretly gay,” unless the City Council bans ride-sharing services like Uber, Lyft, and SideCar.
Aldermen Demand Answers From CTA Bosses On Ventra ProblemsMany CTA riders are still experiencing big problems with their transition to the new Ventra card, and two aldermen want to hold City Council hearings to get answers from CTA officials.
Women Urge City To Keep Mammogram Program OpenA group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.
Aldermen Say Taste Of Chicago Is Becoming A Losing PropositionFive aldermen led by the 2nd Ward’s Robert Fioretti point out that the Taste Of Chicago’s attendance has been dropping and lost more than $1 million last year and hasn’t been profitable since 2008.
Doctor: Damage To Jonylah Was 'Overwhelming'Newsradio spoke with one of the physicians who tried to save 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins in her final hours.
Aldermen Block Mayor's Ethics Reforms, For NowMayor Rahm Emanuel suggested he was not all that concerned that aldermen had balked at his proposed ethics reforms for the City Council.
Mayor: I'll Listen To Aldermen's Budget Ideas, But 'I’m Not Raising Taxes'Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s willing to listen to aldermen’s suggestions as they pore over his proposed budget, but there are some ideas the mayor said will generate an instant “no.”
City Failing To Address Exploding Pension Problem, Watchdog SaysThe head of a government watchdog group says Chicago aldermen and others aren't doing enough to help end the city's growing pension crisis.
Aldermen Hoping Teachers' Strike Ends QuicklyAs contract talks resumed between striking Chicago Public School teachers and the Chicago Public Schools, disappointed aldermen were hoping the teachers’ strike would be a brief one.
BGA Blasts Pension Sweeteners For Daley, AldermenThe Better Government Association is denouncing the latest examples of alleged government pension manipulation, uncovered by a Chicago Tribune investigation.
Aldermen Discuss Proposal To Tax Sugary Soft DrinksExperts on both sides of a proposal to impose an extra tax on soft drinks and other sugary beverages poured out their arguments for the City Council's Health Committee on Tuesday.
Emanuel: Aldermen Can Make Changes To Infrastructure Trust OrdinanceNow that his controversial construction financing plans have passed the City Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he does not mind if the aldermen make a couple more changes.