Alderman 'Pissed Off' After Finance Committee Backs $1.2M Settlement To Family Of 'Coke-Fueled' Man Who Died In Police CustodyDespite claims they were essentially approving a “hush money” payment to the family of a “coke-fueled” gang-banger, the City Council Finance Committee on Wednesday signed off on a $1.2 million settlement in the death of Heriberto Godinez, who died during an arrest for burglary four years ago.
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.
Aldermanic Races: Daley Grandson Elected, Some Incumbents Sent PackingEighteen aldermanic races saw runoffs Tuesday following the February election. In many of this week’s contests, incumbents associated with Mayor Rahm Emanuel were forced to defend their seats.
Chicago Election Begins Taking Shape As First Candidates File PetitionsThe first day of candidate filings for the city elections in February gave some early indications about the various races, but can’t tell the whole story.
Balcer Denies Stepping Down To Clear Path For Daley Nephew: "I Was Not Forced Out"Ald. James Balcer (11th) on Tuesday vehemently denied he was being forced out of his seat on the City Council to make way for a third generation of the Daley family, blaming an ongoing struggle with vertigo and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Ald. Balcer To Retire; Daley Relative In Line For Council Seat?James Balcer tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine that he's stepping down to pursue treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from his military service in Vietnam.
2 Investigators, BGA: Daley Relative Gets Extra Tax Break -- For 12 YearsA nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley saved thousands of dollars because one of his properties wrongly received an exemption. 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.