City Council To Vote On Parking Meter Changes, New Bike Ordinance, Wrigley Night GamesAldermen have a busy day ahead at today’s City Council meeting, with votes set on changes to the controversial parking meter deal, new fines for cyclists and drivers, and additional night games at Wrigley Field.
Finance Committee Backs Changes To Parking Meter DealAn attempt to derail Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the parking meter deal was defeated in a City Council committee on Wednesday.
Concerns Remain About Proposed Changes To Parking Meter DealAs aldermen prepare to vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed changes to the controversial parking meter lease deal, the administration’s answers to some concerns have raised other questions for the City Council.
City Council Holds First Hearing On Proposed Changes To Parking Meter DealAt the Finance Committee hearing, City Corporation Counsel Steve Patton was asked whether the city could simply get out of the deal altogether.
24 Aldermen Rush To Support Mayor's Proposed Parking Meter ChangesAfter facing vociferous backlash from residents over the hated parking meter lease, two dozen Chicago aldermen have rushed to support the Emanuel administration’s agreement with the parking meter firm to offer free Sunday parking, as part of a series of proposed changes to the 75-year deal.
Free Sunday Parking, But Longer Weekday Hours Under Meter SettlementChicago motorists will be able to park for free on Sundays at most city parking meters – except those in the downtown area – but at the cost of extended hours for many meters the rest of the week, under a series of changes to the hated parking meter deal, and settle a long-standing dispute between the city and firm.
BGA Urging Open Process For Any Deal To Privatize MidwayThe Better Government Association has been putting pressure on the Chicago City Council as city officials weigh possible privatization of Midway International Airport, in an effort to make sure it won't turn out like the disastrous parking meter lease deal.
Emanuel Renews Push To Privatize Midway AirportMayor Rahm Emanuel has renewed the city's efforts to lease Midway International Airport, but the plans scaled back from the one proposed—and then dropped—by former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

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