LIVE UPDATES: Lori Lightfoot Takes Office As Mayor; New City Clerk, Treasurer, Aldermen Also Sworn InLori Lightfoot will be sworn in as Chicago’s 56th mayor this morning, becoming the first black woman and openly gay person to take the reins at City Hall.
Pet Stores Vow Appeal Of City's Puppy Mill BanAn attorney for small pet stores in Chicago was vowing to appeal a recent court ruling tossing out a challenge to the city’s puppy mill ordinance, and threatening a defamation lawsuit against advocacy groups he accused of lying to get their way.
Clerk Touting Plan For All-Access Vehicle Stickers For RealtorsAs city budget hearings continued Tuesday, Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza told aldermen a new type of vehicle sticker stands to make a substantial amount of money for the city.
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.
Emanuel, Aldermen To Be Sworn In MondaySome big names were in Chicago Monday to celebrate Mayor Rahm Emanuel's second term. Former President Bill Clinton will watch as Emanuel is sworn in, along with all 50 aldermen, the city clerk, and city treasurer. Lyric Opera soprano Renee Fleming and Englewood poet Harold Green also will perform at the ceremony.
Clerk's Website Helping City Drivers Navigate Residential Parking ZonesIf you've ever been confused by Chicago's residential parking system, or gotten a ticket when you parked on a zoned street, City Clerk Susana Mendoza hopes you'll appreciate a new addition to her website.
Chicago Election Begins Taking Shape As First Candidates File PetitionsThe first day of candidate filings for the city elections in February gave some early indications about the various races, but can’t tell the whole story.
Deadline Here For Chicago Vehicle StickersIf you haven’t purchased a city vehicle sticker yet, you’d better get to City Hall this afternoon, or face up to $260 in late fees and fines starting Wednesday.
Chicago Nearing Record For Pothole RepairsThanks to a miserable winter that broke records for cold and snow, the city already has received more claims than ever for damage from potholes, and is on pace to fill the most potholes ever in one year.
Aldermen OK Ban On Sale Of 'Puppy Mill' Animals At Pet StoresThe City Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance banning pet shops from buying their animals from so-called “puppy mills” and similar places.
City Clerk Offers Prizes For Buying Vehicle Stickers OnlineChicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza wants more drivers to buy their city vehicle sticker online rather than by mail.
Design Controversy Won't Delay City Sticker SalesDespite the recent controversy over the design of the new city vehicle sticker – which saw the contest winner’s drawing nixed over concerns about what could be seen as gang symbols, and then the runner-up pulling out over unwanted media attention – there won’t be any delay in printing or selling the stickers this year.
City Sticker Runner-Up Doesn’t Want Design Used Amid ControversyAnother Chicago city sticker bites the dust.
Boy Who Drew Controversial Sticker: 'This Picture Is Clean'City Clerk Susana Mendoza has decided to do away with a controversial design that won the contest to be the next city vehicle sticker, amid fears it could be seen as depicting gang signs, but the 15-year-old boy who drew it insists his drawing "is clean."
City To Offer Contest, Prizes To Get Residents To Register DogsChicago is holding a "Dogs of Distinction" contest before cracking down on owners of unlicensed dogs as it tries to boost the city's dog licensing level above the current 5 percent rate.