Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2020 Budget Plan, Including Minimum Wage Hike, Sails Through Budget CommitteeMayor Lori Lightfoot’s budget plan for 2020 cleared its first hurdle on Monday, including her plan to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021, on a unanimous vote by the City Council Budget Committee.
Recent Rain Storms Turn New 'Waterfall' Canopy At Belmont Station Into Leaking WaterfallThe recent rain storms have exposed leaks in a brand new, multi-million dollar CTA stop, and it's not the only new structure with problems.
Candidates Scramble To Get On The Ballot To Replace Gutierrez"Chuy" Garcia has Luis Gutierrez's endorsement, but he's not the only candidate expected to circulate petitions for the congressman's seat.
Rep. Litesa Wallace Named New Running Mate With Daniel BissState Sen. Daniel Biss selected Chicago Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate for governor before giving him the boot.
Aldermen Want To Reinstate "Head Tax," Use TIF Surplus To Bail Out CPSSeveral aldermen, activists, and others have pushed their own plan to bail out the cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools.
Aldermen Upset At Lack Of Contact From CPS As June 1 Closing NearsAn ordinance to send surplus TIF money to CPS whenever the district is in financial distress remained bottled up in committee.
Activists, Aldermen Want Property Tax Rebate For RentersSome aldermen and activists on Monday called on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to include rental properties in plans for a property tax rebate that would offer some relief from the massive tax hike approved last year.
Alderman Slams Rauner For Calling For Halt In Syrian Refugees To IllinoisA Northwest Side alderman has accused Gov. Bruce Rauner of “fear-mongering,” after the governor proclaimed Illinois will temporarily stop accepting Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks.
Alderman, Activists: Property Tax Hike Will Hurt Chicago RentersA freshman alderman has joined community groups in predicting Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed property tax increase would create a crisis in affordable rental housing.
City Council Veterans Eager To Get "Fresh Ideas" From Rookie AldermenVeteran members on the Chicago City Council said they welcome changes that 13 new aldermen might usher in as they begin their new terms in office this week.