Aldermen: Let People With Minor Criminal Convictions Become CopsSome Chicago aldermen have suggested allowing people with minor criminal convictions to become police officers, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel sounded open to the idea.
South Side Water Filtration Plant Named After Former Mayor Eugene Sawyer“Mayor Sawyer was professionally educated as a chemist, and early in his career worked in the Water Department,” Ald. Edward Burke (14th) said.
Alderman's Son Among Youngest Delegates At DNCOne of the youngest Illinois delegates to the Democratic National Convention said his love of politics came from his father, who is one of the most powerful Democrats in Chicago.
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.
Aldermen Seek To Equip Animal Control Workers With Pet Microchip ReadersTwo aldermen have crafted a pet-friendly ordinance to help strays get back home faster, and make it easier for Chicago to become a no-kill city.
City Council Panel Backs Proposed Ban On Smokeless Tobacco At Sports ArenasA City Council committee has recommended passage of an ordinance to ban smokeless tobacco from Chicago sports stadiums – most prominently, at Cubs and White Sox games.
Burke: "No Institutional Problem" At Chicago Police DepartmentA powerful alderman has defended the Chicago Police Department and ousted Supt. Garry McCarthy, as controversy over fatal police shootings continues to swirl around City Hall.
City Council Panel OKs Drone RestrictionsThe Aviation Committee hearing at City Hall could include a drone flying over the heads of aldermen and staffers as they discuss possible restrictions on recreational and hobby drone users.
Emanuel Property Tax Hike Clears Another Hurdle, But With Plenty Of DissentMayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal for the City's largest ever Property Tax increase won key committee approval Tuesday afternoon, but the vote was far from unanimous.
Aldermen Going After Gun-Shaped Smartphone CasesSome aldermen want the city of Chicago to ban the sale or possession of cell phone cases that look like handguns.
E15 Mandate Resurfaces A Month After $20,000 Contribution To AldermanOne month after receiving a $20,000 contribution from one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol, Chicago’s most powerful alderman on Wednesday breathed new life into his plan to require Chicago gas stations to offer motorists a higher ethanol blend of fuel known as E-15.
Aldermen Back Plan To Expand Police Profiling RestrictionsThe city’s racial profiling restrictions already do more than prohibit police stops based the driver’s race, they also ban religion, sexual orientation, or disability from being used as probable cause for a stop. Proposal would also ban stops based on national origin or gender identity.
City Council Delays Vote On E15 Gas Station OrdinanceAldermen have delayed action on a proposed ordinance that would require many gas stations to offer fuel that contains a higher blend of ethanol, in an issue that has Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th) at odds.
O'Hare, Midway Get Special Caissons For Fallen TroopsAld. James Balcer (11th), a Vietnam veteran, joined Ald. Edward Burke (14th) at O’Hare International Airport on Thursday to unveil ceremonial caissons decorated with the American flag, and displaying the insignia of all five military branches.
West African Passengers To Be Screened For Fever At O'Hare Passengers arriving from West Africa will be screened for signs of a fever, CBS has confirmed.