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.
Measure Would Crack Down On Businesses That Buy Stolen Smart PhonesIt’s backed by Mayor Emanuel, whose teenaged son was mugged for a cellphone. WBBM's Craig Dellimore reports.
Chicago City Council Approves Red Light Camera SettlementThe Chicago City Council gave final approval on Wednesday to a $39-million settlement over the city's red light camera program.
Markham Appoints Interim Mayor With Election Winner Barred From OfficeRoger Agpawa, who won last month’s election for mayor in Markham, remains barred from taking office due to a prior felony conviction.
Chicago Aldermen Concerned Party Bus Ordinance Does Not Restrict Licensed Guns On BoardChicago Aldermen approved a further crackdown on party buses, but further revisions may require state law changes.
Oak Forest Clarifies Council's Written Question PolicyThere is a new written policy for Oak Forest City Council meetings: All questions from the public must be put in writing.
New Police Oversight Agency Needs Own Attorneys, Mandated Budget, Aldermen SayCritics point out there's no provision for COPA, that will enable it to hire its own, outside lawyers, which would force them to use city attorneys.