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.
Northwestern Doctor Honored For Cancer Research EffortsDr. Leo Gordon helped save the lives of two members of the CFD who were diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.
City Council To Vote On Mayor Emanuel's 2018 Budget PlanLiving in Chicago is about to become more expensive, as the City Council prepares for a final vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget plan for 2018, which will increase a number of taxes.
Chance The Rapper Slams Aldermen For Planning $95M Police Training Academy"Financially, this proposed plan doesn’t make sense. We don’t have $95 million," the Grammy-winning musician told aldermen.
Ald. Burke Promotes Business Incentives For VetsAhead of Veteran's Day this weekend, Alderman Edward Burke joined fellow city council vets to highlight Chicago's new Veterans' Business Enterprise Certification program.
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.
Aldermen Back Plan To Purchase Land For Police & Fire Training AcademyThe Housing Committee signed off Monday on the $9.6 million purchase of vacant land in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.
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.
$2.2 Billion Incentives Offered To Amazon Not Raising Alarms For AldermenAld. David Moore said, if Amazon builds on land not generating taxes now, then the $2.25 billion in financial incentives is not alarming.
Aldermen Seek Coordinated Effort To Combat Opioid CrisisAldermen unanimously approved a resolution urging President Trump and Governor Rauner to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency
Latino Aldermen Seek Improved Services In Hispanic NeighborhoodsA report by UIC showed the Latino population is growing substantially and spreading widely through the city’s neighborhoods.
Aldermen Call On Cubs, Sox To Exceed MLB Safety Netting RequirementsAld. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes Wrigley Field, said he supports more netting at ballparks, but he raised liability concerns.
Reluctant Aldermen Sign Off On $9.5M Settlement In Taser IncidentJose Lopez was rendered a mute quadriplegic after hitting his head on the pavement while being jolted by a police Taser.
City Panel Cracks Down On Rideshare Price-GougingWhen the CTA shut down service on the Brown, Red and Purple lines for a few hours earlier this month, people who used the Uber and Lyft to get to work were hit with higher fares.