How Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown Describes A Few Notable Political FiguresIn his one-one-one interview with Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown on Wednesday, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards asked Brown to offer a word or short phrase she would use to describe 11 major political figures – most, but not all of them local.
Raid Of Ald. Carrie Austin's Office Signals Federal Prosecutors' City Council Probe Far From OverAld. Carrie Austin (34th) has been scarce since the raid by FBI agents on her ward office. She even canceled a town hall meeting set for Thursday night in her ward.
Agents Raid Alderman Carrie Austin's Ward Office; Third High-Profile City Pol Under Federal MicroscopeFBI agents executed a search warrant at Ald. Carrie Austin's 34th Ward office near 111th and Normal on Wednesday morning.
Authorities Investigate Vote-Buying Allegations In Crowded 25th Ward Race To Replace Ald. Danny SolisIndependent poll watchers have notified authorities of allegations of vote buying by a candidate who made the runoff election to replace Ald. Danny Solis in the 25th Ward.
Byron Sigcho-Lopez, Alex Acevedo To Face Off For 25th Ward Seat Of Embattled, Retiring Danny SolisIn a crowded field of contenders, Byron Sigcho-Lopez and Alex Acevedo garnered the votes to compete in a runoff for the 25th Ward seat being vacated by Danny Solis.
'Miscommunication' Gets Alderman's Girlfriend Arrested"He was so nice and polite to me to help by giving me his car. I didn't expect to get arrested."
New "Nada Nada" Ringtone Reminds Immigrants Of Their RightsThe “Nada Nada” campaign comes in the form of a ringtone; one that Ald. Danny Solis (25th) said serves as a reminder.
Top Aldermen Want To Boot TSA, Privatize Chicago Airport SecuritySome powerful Chicago aldermen want to get rid of TSA officers at Chicago’s two airports, and switch to private security officers, in an effort to alleviate the dreadfully long lines at security checkpoints.
Emanuel Allies Suggest Compromise On Garbage Collection FeeMayor Rahm Emanuel’s top City Council ally and a five other aldermen have unveiled a scaled-down plan for first-ever garbage collection fees in Chicago.
Zoning Committee OKs Bridgeport Heliport PlanA Wheeling company’s plan to build a heliport along the Chicago River in Bridgeport has cleared a major hurdle, and likely will be approved by the City Council on Wednesday, over the objections of some people who live nearby.
Three Aldermen Cited For Trespassing After Immigration Sit-InAld. Proco "Joe" Moreno (1), Danny Solis (25) and Rey Colon (35) each sat-in, in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office at 101 W. Congress Pkwy.
Alderman Wants Graffiti Artists To Paint Legitimate MuralsAld. Danny Solis (25th) wants graffiti artists to redirect their pastime toward legitimate artwork – namely, murals along a railroad embankment in the Pilsen neighborhood.
Zoning Chair: Moreno Shouldn't Block Chick-Fil-A Solely Over Gay Marriage FlapThe chairman of the City Council’s Zoning Committee is warning Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) not to try to block a Chick-Fil-A restaurant from coming to his ward simply because the head of the company publicly opposes same sex marriage.
Emanuel Backs Proposal To Lessen Penalties For Small Amounts Of MarijuanaA proposal to lighten the penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana in Chicago has the backing of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
City Council Pays Tribute To Maggie DaleyTwo months after her death, former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley was honored by the City Council.