Alderman Danny Solis Resigns As Chairman Of Chicago City Council Zoning CommitteeAlderman Danny Solis resigned as chairman of the Chicago City Council Zoning Committee Tuesday.
Cook County OKs $24M Settlement With 3 Wrongly Convicted MenThe Cook County Board has approved a $24 million settlement for three of four men who were wrongfully convicted of a woman's 1994 rape and murder.
Aldermen Approve New Protections For Seniors In Buildings Facing RenovationThe City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a measure that lays out several deadlines building owners who receive public funds would have to meet before relocating tenants in senior buildings.
Mayor Introduces Ethics Reforms For City Council Weeks After Ald. Ed Burke ChargedMayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed broad ethic reforms for the city council to consider after an alderman was recently charged with attempted extortion.
History Of Ald. Ed Burke's Political Allegations And InvestigationsOver the years there have been ethics probes, allegations of influence peddling, and the overall misuse of public power for personal profit. But who would have ever thought it would come down to something as mundane as a permit for a fast food restaurant?
Aldermen Set To Approve Mayor Emanuel's Final BudgetThe City Council will vote Wednesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s final budget, a $10 billion spending plan that does not rely on any new taxes or fees.
Planned Obama Presidential Center Clears Another HurdleThe city will lease the land in Jackson Park on which it will be built for 99 years for a one-time token payment of $10.
Aldermen To Vote On Revised Obama Center Plan, Road ClosuresFor the third time, Chicago aldermen will vote on plans to build the Obama Presidential Center in historic Jackson Park, but the project still faces bigger hurdles before construction can begin.
City Aldermen Approve $16 Million Payout To Family Of Bettie Jones, Accidentally Killed By Chicago Police Officer Robert RialmoThe family of Bettie Jones, the woman who was accidentally fatally shot by Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo as he shot Quintonio LeGrier, is getting $16 million.
Ricketts Family Tries To Oust Alderman Tom TunneyTom Ricketts owns the Cubs and most of Wrigleyville. Now some are saying he wants to own the alderman.
City Council To Vote On $8.5 Million In Settlements; Renaming Congress Parkway For Ida B. WellsAldermen are deciding whether the city will pay out $4.5 million to settle lawsuits tied to allegations of police wrongdoing, and another $4 million for an unfilled pothole that proved to be fatal.
Chicago Set To Pay $3M To Family Of 2 Killed In Police ChaseA Chicago City Council committee has recommended that the city pay nearly $3 million to the families of two people killed when a man fleeing police crashed his vehicle in 2015.