Dozens Of Aldermen Backing Resolution To Use Surplus TIF Funds To Help CPSDozens of aldermen say they want the city to use more than a billion dollars in so-called TIF development funds to help bail out the Chicago Public Schools, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Push Back On Emanuel’s Tobacco Proposal During City Council HearingA proposal from Mayor Rahm Emanuel to crack down on cigarette sales to young people drew heavy criticism at a City Council hearing today, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Sheriff Asks Indiana Lawmakers To Remove Accused Killer Councilman From OfficeLake County Sheriff John Buncich has been trying to convince state lawmakers to remove an East Chicago city councilman who was re-elected last year, even though he has been in jail for murder since October.
Vote On Ordinance Giving City Inspector General Oversight Of City Council Postponed An effort to bring Chicago aldermen under the city's top investigative watchdog was derailed today in City Council.
City Council Committee Recommends Confirmation Of Sharon Fairley As Head Of IPRA The City Council’s Public Safety Committee is unanimously recommending that Sharon Fairley be confirmed as head of the Independent Police Review Authority.
Committee Recommends Ordinance Give City Inspector General Jurisdiction Over City CouncilA Chicago City Council Committee is recommending the full council approve an ordinance that would give City Inspector General Joe Ferguson jurisdiction to keep watch over the aldermen, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Aldermen Expected To Take Up Issue Of City Council IG Early Next Year Chicago aldermen expect to settle their debate over what kind of watchdog should watch over them early next year, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
City Council Defies Governor Rauner On Refugee StanceThe resolution reaffirming Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city was unanimously approved after several aldermen offered personal stories of seeking refuge here.
New Ordinance Would Prohibit Fast-Tracking City Asset SalesAt today’s Chicago City Council meeting, Aldermen are expected to approve an ordinance that will shed more light on any plans to privatize City services or City assets.
Feds Seize Files, Computers As City Legislative Inspector General’s Office Shuts DownCBS 2’s Mike Parker talked to the watchdog who has had his last bark.
Lucas Museum Strikes Back With Smaller Design For Lakefront BuildingThe original, dune-like building went from 400,000 to 300,000 square feet, allowing for more park space. It would be built near Soldier Field.
Chicago Ordinance Would Require Breast-Feeding Rooms At AirportsThe move could help make Chicago the nation's "most breast-feeding friendly" city, one alderman says.
City Council Approves Ordinance Ending Free Garbage Pick Up Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit BuildingsThe Chicago City Council has approved ending free garbage collections for hundreds of large multi-unit residential buildings among a flurry of other actions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cell Phone 'Gun Cases' Illegal In ChicagoCarrying a phone case that looks like a gun is now illegal in Chicago.
Proposed Ordinance Would End 'Stop And Frisk' In ChicagoA new ordinance could put an end to the so-called stop-and-frisk practice by Chicago police.