West Side Alderman Stands Firm Against Charter School Expansion37th ward Alderman Emma Mitts said she cannot support the expansion of the Speer Academy Charter School.
Commissioner Proposes Free Homes For City Workers In High Crime AreasA Cook County Commissioner has introduced a property tax initiative designed to bring more key city personnel into higher-crime neighborhoods.
Illinois Politicians Rally To Get Voters To Cast BallotsComptroller candidate Susana Mendoza encourages democrats to "vote blue no matter who."
Activists, Aldermen Seek To Kill Effort To Allow Alcohol Sales At Strip ClubsCommunity groups and some aldermen have spearheaded opposition to a plan to allow liquor sales at clubs that allow topless dancing or possibly even full nudity.
Alderman Drops Strip Club Measure, Claims Surprise At Inclusion Of Full NudityThe sponsor of an ordinance that would have allowed clubs in Chicago to blend topless dancing and alcohol sales has backed away from the measure, because somehow full-frontal nudity ended up in the mix.
Emanuel Ducks Questions On Allowing Alcohol Sales At Topless ClubsMayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to sidestep questions about a plan by some aldermen to allow Chicago strip clubs to serve alcohol and offer semi-nude dancing.
Black Leaders Want More Change At CPD Than Extra Tasers, TrainingSome African American politicians representing the West Side said Thursday they want to see more than new Tasers and training for police officers as Mayor Rahm Emanuel seeks to rebuild public trust in the Chicago Police Department.
Alderman Mitts Apologizes For Anti-Gay CommentsAld. Emma Mitts (37th) – who chairs the Budget Committee and, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study, votes with Mayor Rahm Emanuel 97 percent of the time – apologized for anti-gay comments she made at a candidates’ forum last weekend, after video of her remarks surfaced this week.
Women Urge City To Keep Mammogram Program OpenA group of female Chicago aldermen, health care workers, and breast cancer survivors launched a campaign Thursday, to urge the Chicago Department of Public Health to halt plans to close the program that provides mammograms to thousands of women every year.
City Council OKs $32.75 Million In Settlements In Police Misconduct SuitsAlderman expressed outrage Thursday, even as they unanimously approved nearly $33 million in settlements of two high-profile lawsuits alleging police misconduct.
Aldermen Urging Schools To Ban Saggy PantsSome Chicago aldermen want the Chicago Public Schools to consider mandating uniforms for students, as a way to eliminate the problem of teenage boys who wear their pants hanging low.
McCarthy: 'Significant Leads' In Murder Of Off-Duty CopChicago police officers went door-to-door in the Austin neighborhood on Wednesday, urging local residents to speak out about what they might know about the murder of an off-duty police officer last week.
Aldermen: Look To Depression-Era Programs To Boost EmploymentA pair of Chicago aldermen are suggesting the past may provide a path to future employment, for millions of young men and women who still cannot find jobs.
Community Leaders Try To Offseet Teen Arrests With ProgramsMore than 27,000 youths were arrested in Chicago last year, a new report says. CBS 2's Kristyn Hartman talks with community leaders about their efforts to help young people.
Chicago Alderman To New Yorkers: Wal-Mart Is A 'Boon'As controversy heats up over a possible Wal-Mart store in New York City, an alderman from the West Side of Chicago is telling New Yorkers that Wal-Mart is a “boon.”