Ald. Carrie Austin Withdraws From Race For Democratic Committeeperson In 34th WardAustin needed 925 signatures on her nominating petitions to run for Democratic committeeman of the 34th Ward, but a challenge left her with only 516 valid signatures.
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.
How Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Describes A Few Notable Political FiguresIn his one-one-one interview with Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown on Wednesday, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards asked Brown to offer a word or short phrase she would use to describe 11 major political figures – most, but not all of them local.
Raid Of Ald. Carrie Austin's Office Signals Federal Prosecutors' City Council Probe Far From OverAld. Carrie Austin (34th) has been scarce since the raid by FBI agents on her ward office. She even canceled a town hall meeting set for Thursday night in her ward.
Ald. Carrie Austin Speaks Only To CBS 2 A Day After Her Office Was Raided By Federal Agents: 'I Really Have Done Nothing Wrong'"I really have done nothing wrong," Austin told CBS 2's Dana Kozlov. "I'm going to try to get back to what people elected me for."
Agents Raid Alderman Carrie Austin's Ward Office; Third High-Profile City Pol Under Federal MicroscopeFBI agents executed a search warrant at Ald. Carrie Austin's 34th Ward office near 111th and Normal on Wednesday morning.
Aldermen Expands City's Sexual Harassment RulesThe City Council approved a plan to extend rules prohibiting sexual harassment to aldermen and other elected city officials.
Ald. Cochran Collapses At Budget Hearing, Colleague Performs CPRAld. Willie Cochran (20th) collapsed during city budget hearings, prompting colleagues to rush to his side and call for paramedics.
Alderman Blasts Lightfoot For Criticism Of Police Reform HearingsOne of the Chicago aldermen leading public hearings on efforts to overhaul the Police Department lashed out Thursday at critics who have called their hearings a “sham.”
City Council Approves Record $588 Million Property Tax HikeThe City Council has approved the largest property tax hike in modern Chicago history, with the vast majority of the new revenue going to shore up police and fire pension funds.
Two Years Later, Aldermen Finally Pick Independent Budget AnalystA nearly two-year deadlock over who would run the Chicago City Council’s independent budget office has come to an end, as aldermen have reached a consensus choice to become their first-ever financial analyst.
Top Alderman Mocks Inspector General For Suing Council; 'He’s Just Full Of Molasses'Budget Committee Chairwoman Carrie Austin (34th) said she doesn’t understand how Khan can sue the city for more money in his budget, blaming him for running out of money to fund his investigations.
Emanuel Aide Defends Cost Of New Great Chicago Fire FestivalAt City Council budget hearings on Wednesday, a top city official defended the $1 million price tag for a highly-touted new city festival next year, four years after the city ended the popular, and much cheaper, Venetian Night festival.
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.
24 Aldermen Rush To Support Mayor's Proposed Parking Meter ChangesAfter facing vociferous backlash from residents over the hated parking meter lease, two dozen Chicago aldermen have rushed to support the Emanuel administration’s agreement with the parking meter firm to offer free Sunday parking, as part of a series of proposed changes to the 75-year deal.