15th Ward Alderman Says Fourth Of July Celebrations Could Worsen Growing Rat ProblemOne Chicago alderman fears the Fourth of July holiday will only make the growing rat problem worse as more garbage means more food for critters.
Marshalls To Close Two South Side StoresIn all, 100 employees will either be laid off or relocated to other stores.
Aldermen Want To Restore Aviation Officers' Titles, Powers As PoliceAviation Security Officer Aurelius Cole said there are serious consequences if criminal activity occurs at the airport.
Alderman Calls On CPD To Clean Up Gang DatabaseAld. Raymond Lopez (15th) said the database is too cumbersome, and is deeply flawed, because people might be listed who shouldn’t be.
After Heated Debate, Zoning Committee OKs Jefferson Park Housing PlanAt a sometimes raucous hearing, the Zoning Committee advanced controversial plans for a mixed-income apartment building in Jefferson Park.
Ald. Lopez Speaks Out On Gang Violence, Regardless Of ThreatsAlderman Raymond Lopez is not backing away from comments that apparently provoked a street gang's threats against him.
Aldermen Seek Changes To Airport Security Force After United FiascoAld. Raymond Lopez has introduced a measure to fold the CDA security officer force into the Chicago Police Department’s airport detail.
Mayor Backs Animal Control Boss Amid Questions In Dog's DeathMayor Rahm Emanuel's office says the mayor supports the new head of Animal Care and Control, despite an alderman's questions about leadership and treatment of animals at the Southwest Side facility.
Aldermen To Push For National Assault Weapons BanThe nightclub massacre in Orlando and the sniper murders of five police officers in Dallas have renewed the call to get assault weapons off the streets, and Chicago aldermen plan to discuss what more can be done to achieve that goal.
Alderman: City Needs To Crack Down On Illegal Tire DumpingFifteenth Ward Ald. Raymond Lopez says some tire shops have been dumping old, used tires in the Brighton Park and Back of the Yards neighborhoods.
Aldermen Seek To Equip Animal Control Workers With Pet Microchip ReadersTwo aldermen have crafted a pet-friendly ordinance to help strays get back home faster, and make it easier for Chicago to become a no-kill city.
Alderman Wants To Open Chicago's Doors To Video Gambling, But Mayor Says NoAld. Raymond Lopez (15th) has introduced a measure that would open the doors for video gambling machines in Chicago, but would allow aldermen to ban the machines from specific areas, or entire wards.
Hispanic Aldermen Encourage More Latinos To Give BloodLatinos make up 17 percent of the general population, and nearly 30 percent of the Chicago population, yet only 4 percent of those who give blood.