Blue Cross Blue Shield Replacing Shuttered Morgan Park Target, Bringing 500 New JobsThe new facility will feature office space for Blue Cross employees and a community health center.
Aldermen Back Property Tax Break For Spouses Of Fallen Police Officers, Firefighters, ParamedicsThe ordinance would exempt the spouses of fallen police officers, firefighters, and paramedics from paying the city's portion of their property tax bills -- usually 20% to 25% of the total due.
Two Wrong Raids By Chicago Police Result In Nearly $500,000 Bill For TaxpayersIn both cases, city attorneys conceded that officers had no legitimate reason to break into the victims’ homes.
City Audit: Workers' Comp Program Had 'No Formalized Governance Or Oversight Structure"Just as March 31 of this year, the program had approximately 1,300 open claims, many of which dated back several decades. Which means we were paying people, taxpayer dollars, without resolving their claims."
A New Day At City Hall As Lightfoot Rebukes BurkeWith the bang of the gavel, Mayor Lightfoot took control of her first City Council meeting. But it was a verbal confrontation with Ald. Bruke that really showed who's boss.
Some Aldermen Support Removal Of Burke As Chair Of Finance CommitteeWith an attempted extortion charge and legal troubles ahead, the political body armor of Ald. Ed Burke could now be showing some cracks.
New FBI Raid Of Alderman Ed Burke's Office In Chicago City HallThe FBI has once again raided Ald. Ed Burke's office and finance committee office in Chicago City Hall, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Cook County Board Finance Committee To Vote To Repeal Sweetened Beverage TaxA key vote on Tuesday will begin the process to repeal the Sweetened Beverage Tax, this after 12 Cook County Commissioners reached a deal to do so.
City Panel OK's $5 Million More In Payouts For Police MisconductThe lion's share, $4 million, goes to a man wrongly convicted during the Jon Burge torture era.
Panel Recommends More Cash Settlements For Fatal Police-Involved ShootingsChicago police officers shot 42 rounds at Emmanuel Lopez and struck him 16 times in 2005. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
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.
Aldermen Show Independent Streak, Delay Some Of Emanuel's Financial ProposalsIn what might be a new posture for the Chicago City Council, aldermen closely questioned just about every financial proposal the Emanuel administration brought before them at a Finance Committee meeting on Monday.
Aldermen Seek To Protect Military Personnel Under Hate Crime OrdinanceThe proposal approved in committee on Tuesday would add active and prior military personnel to those protected by the city’s hate crime ordinance.
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.
Emanuel Agrees To $5.5 Million Police Torture Reparations FundSurvivors of torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and victims’ supporters have long called for repayment for the suffering, pain, and often wrongful imprisonment they have suffered.