City Council Public Safety Committee Backs Huge Fines, Jail Time For Impersonating Rideshare DriversChicago Police Lt. John Cannon said criminals have been exploiting the rise of services like Uber and Lyft in order to prey on unwitting victims.
City Council Committee Approves Ordinance To Delay Chicago Recreational Marijuana Sales Until JulyA City Council committee on Tuesday approved an ordinance that would delay recreational marijuana sales in Chicago until July.
Aldermen Fend Off Effort To Kill Mayor Lori Lightfoot's $40 Million Rideshare Tax, Approve 2020 Revenue Package“We have seen actually four different proposals from Uber, all of which have been extremely questionable,” Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno said.
Trump Jr. Visits City Hall To Discuss Unused Space At Trump TowerAld. Brendan Reilly (42nd) said he and Donald Trump Jr. discussed possible tenants for 65,000 square feet of vacant space in Trump Tower.
Aldermen Approve $5.5 Million Tax Subsidy For Presence HealthAldermen voted 31-18 to approve $5.5 million in tax increment financing to help Presence Health open or redevelop facilities in Belmont-Cragin, Avondale, Calumet Heights, and West Town.
River East: City Hall Concerned About Use Of Metal Panels On BuildingCity Hall is sending engineers to examine River East’s flammable panels. CBS 2's Jim Williams gets reaction from elected officials.
City Council OK's Controls On Valet Parking Lots, AppsNew measures would further crack down on valet parking lots and make sure parking lot services like Spot Hero are paying city taxes.
Downtown Alderman Ready To Work With Macy’s On Flagship Store
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.
Emanuel Allies: Garcia Budget Plan As Real As 'Leprechauns And Unicorns'At a City Hall press conference, City Clerk Susana Mendoza and three aldermen who back the mayor rolled out a couple of hand trucks of budget books and audits they claim mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia could use to craft his budget plans.
Work Begins On New Riverfront Office TowerThe start of construction on a new office building along the west bank of the Chicago River could change the riverfront landscape in more ways than one.