Aldermen Approve Obama Presidential Center PlanThe City Council voted 47-1 to approve the various zoning changes that would be required to build the center in Jackson Park.
Aldermen Propose To Rename Balbo DriveTwo aldermen are proposing a name change for the street. If they get their way, the street will be renamed for Ida B Wells.
City Council OKs $2.3M Settlement For Man Shot By Police In 2015The August 2015 shooting that left Jaquise Evans seriously injured became even more controversial when U.S. District Judge Rebecca Pallmeyer in January accused city attorneys of withholding evidence during a trial of the lawsuit.
City Council Approves O'Hare Airport Expansion PlanCity Council cleared the way on Wednesday for a massive plan to expand O'Hare International Airport.
Women Elected Officials Share #MeToo StoriesA new Chicago ordinance takes effect next month, establishing sexual harassment training and a new city hotline to report violations.
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.
Full Agenda Expected At Chicago City Council MeetingThe Chicago City Council is expected to give final approval on Wednesday to a contract deal worked out with more than 30 municipal labor unions.
Treasurer Seeks Homeowners Who Didn't Get Property Tax Bills, To Help Avoid Tax SalesCook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said the post office returned some 10,000 Chicago property tax bills to her office as undeliverable for one reason or another.
Aldermen Slam 'Englewood Four' $31M Wrongful Conviction SettlementThe vote was not unanimous.
Aldermen Want To Restore Aviation Officers' Titles, Powers As PoliceAviation Security Officer Aurelius Cole said there are serious consequences if criminal activity occurs at the airport.
City Seeking $31 Million Settlement With Wrongfully Convicted 'Englewood Four'Aldermen were scheduled to vote next week on a $31 million settlement with the “Englewood Four,” who spent years in prison for rape and murder before DNA evidence pointed to a different suspect.
Council Moving To Mandate Sexual Harassment Training For All City WorkersThe ordinance backed by the Workforce Development Committee would explicitly prohibit sexual harassment by any city official, employee, laborer, or workers from employment agencies – pretty much anyone working for the city.