Aldermen Back Crackdown On Lobbying By Elected Officials; 'This BS Is Over With'“We are surrounded by impropriety; at the state level, at the county level, and in this body," Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) said.
New Proposed Ordinance To Put Noise Monitoring Equipment Along Lake Shore DriveAfter years of noise complaints by people who live along Lake Shore Drive, a new state law will allow the city of Chicago to put noise monitoring equipment along the Drive.
Aldermen Expected To Approve Plan For More North Branch ResidencesThe rezoning would make it easier for new apartments, condos, and office buildings to be built along the North Branch of the Chicago River.
Panel Votes To Lift Some Restrictions On Shooting Ranges In ChicagoChicago aldermen on Monday grudgingly endorsed an ordinance that would ease restrictions on where shooting ranges can be located in the city
Airbnb Hits Airwaves In Fight Against Possible City Hall RegulationsThe battle between home-sharing company Airbnb and Chicago city officials has taken to the airwaves, and that might have drawn the ire of the Emanuel administration.
Some Aldermen Not Buying Emanuel Administration's Airbnb ProposalKey aldermen are not buying the Emanuel administration’s latest proposal to regulate so-called “house sharing” rentals like Airbnb, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
City Adding More Rat Control TeamsWith complaints about rodents on the rise, city crews are stepping up efforts to target rats.
Aldermen Seek To Force Vote On City Council WatchdogA group of Chicago aldermen has announced plans to force a showdown over who will act as the official watchdog over the City Council.
Fire At North Side Scrap Yard Prompts Hazmat ResponseA fire at an auto scrap yard prompted a HazMat response Sunday morning in the North Side Ranch Triangle neighborhood.
Construction Of School Annex To Turn Lincoln Park Street Into PlaygroundResidents of a block in Lincoln Park have threatened to file a lawsuit, after learning their street will be closed during the day for about a year, to help make way for construction of an addition to the local elementary school. During construction, the street will be used as a playground for Lincoln Elementary.
City Panel Backs $300M Redevelopment Of Old Children's Memorial SiteThe Chicago Plan Commission has given its approval for the hotly-disputed proposal for a $300 million redevelopment of the old Children’s Memorial Hospital site, over objections from Lincoln Park residents.
Ald. Smith Asks Residents To Go To Court To Help Fight CrimeA North Side alderman is making a case for people becoming court advocates, by showing up in court in cases involving their community, no matter how "minor" the alleged crime.
Report: Despite Complaints, Walgreens Expected To Go Ahead On Lincoln Park Church SiteSome neighbors are voicing concerns about a three-story Walgreens drugstore that is now planned for Armitage Avenue in the Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Aldreman Rejects Redevelopment Plan For Old Children's Memorial SiteFollowing a series of community meetings and input from area residents, Ald. Michele Smith (43rd) has rejected redevelopment plans for the former Children's Memorial Hospital site in Lincoln Park.
City Begins Installing New 'Stop For Pedestrians' SignsYou've no doubt seen those striped crosswalks around the city of Chicago, where drivers are supposed to stop for pedestrians. Now drivers are getting an extra visual cue.