Ald. Burke Indicted On Charges Of Racketeering, ExtortionThe indictment also details a rather petty form of extortion by Burke. He allegedly threatened to oppose an admission fee hike for a Chicago museum, unless that museum hired the child of a personal friend for an internship.
A New Day At City Hall As Lightfoot Rebukes BurkeWith the bang of the gavel, Mayor Lightfoot took control of her first City Council meeting. But it was a verbal confrontation with Ald. Bruke that really showed who's boss.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot To Push For Ethics Reforms, Reduced City Fees And FinesMayor Lori Lightfoot will face the first test on Wednesday in her push for ethics reforms and plans to limit aldermanic power.
Lincoln Yards and The 78 Get The Green Light From City CouncilLincoln Yards will soak up a as much as 900 million dollars in TIF subsidies, creating 6,000 housing units over its 70 acres. And The 78, a south of the Loop district along the Chicago River, could could consume up to 700 million in TIF funds, while creating 13 million square feet of residential and commercial space.
Chicago Poised To Pay $5.25 Million In Police Torture CaseSmith spent about 20 years in prison for a 1983 slaying before his conviction was dismissed.
Ald. Joe Moreno Loses His 1st Ward Seat to Daniel La SpataThe 1st Ward alderman on the city's North Side will be Daniel La Spata.
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin Would Double Her Salary If Elected City TreasurerExtinguishing rumors of a mayoral run in the crowded field to replace Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Treasurer Kurt Summers also announced this week his decision to retire from the $133,545 salaried office to which he had been appointed by soon-to-be-retired Emanuel. 
"Al's Beef Day": Al's Italian Beef Celebrating 80th Anniversary With 80 Cent SandwichesIt will officially be declared "Al's Beef Day" throughout the Chicago-area on Thursday October 18. That's when all locations will be selling their regular sized Italian beef sandwiches for 80 cents.
Protesters Raise Concerns As City Council Learns Plans For Obama Presidential CenterAs plans for the Barack Obama Presidential Center are being introduced to the Chicago City Council on Wednesday, voices are being raised over the South Side project.
New Ordinance Could Protect Hotel Workers From Sexual Harassment, AssaultA Chicago City Council Committee has approved an ordinance to protect hotel workers from sexual harassment or sexual assault.
Aldermen Support Latest Framework For Police Reform OversightKey Chicago Aldermen are optimistic that the latest framework for police oversight is going to give the public confidence in efforts to reform police practices and procedures.