Socialists Surge To Victories In Chicago City CouncilA total of five democratic socialists, and possibly a sixth, won races for alderman either in February or in Tuesday's runoff elections.
Lightfoot Celebrates Blowout Victory In Mayor's Race; Sees 'Broad Mandate For Change' At City Hall“People across the city wanted a break from that broken political past, and I’m excited about the prospects,” Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot said.
South Side Ald. Willie Cochran Pleads Guilty To Federal Fraud ChargeSouth Side Ald. Willie Cochran pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of wire fraud for misusing his campaign funds for gambling and other personal expenses, including tuition for his daughter.
Lincoln Yards Project Advances As Zoning Committee Backs Massive RedevelopmentThe hotly-disputed Lincoln Yards project is moving forward, after receiving a key vote from the City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday.
Zoning Committe Debates Controversial $6 Billion Lincoln Yards ProjectAldermen are expected to take a crucial vote Thursday on the massive Lincoln Yards development project, as the City Council Zoning Committee debates whether to approve a controversial plan that would change the landscape of the North and Northwest sides.
Lincoln Yards Developer Doubles Affordable Housing Commitment Ahead Of Zoning Committee VoteTwo days before the City Council Zoning Committee votes on the massive Lincoln Yards project on the North Side, developer Sterling Bay has agreed to double the number of affordable housing units it will build on-site.
'Room For Improvement'; Outgoing Alderman Suggests Changing Menu ProgramAn outgoing Chicago alderman said the city’s system for fixing roads, sidewalks, and other infrastructure needs to be improved.
Does Chicago Need Fewer Aldermen? 'It Would Be Better Served By Better Aldermen'Does Chicago need 50 aldermen on the City Council? CBS 2 Morning Insider Lauren Victory crunches the numbers.
Opponents Of Lincoln Yards Want Project Put On Hold Until Election Of New Chicago MayorThe $6 billion Lincoln Yards Project would span 55 acres of old industrial space along the Chicago River in Lincoln Park and Bucktown.
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.