City Council Health Committee Backs Proposed Ban On Flavored Vaping ProductsAld. Matt O’Shea (19th), the chief sponsor, originally wanted to ban any kind of flavored tobacco, including cigarettes, cigars, and chewing tobacco.
Aldermen Take Up Debate On Removing CPD Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsA lengthy debate on the value of police officers in schools came as an ordinance to remove them has been at least temporarily bottled up in committee.
Aldermen Seek Permanent Memorial For Dr. Conrad Worrill, Late African-American Leader In Civil Rights And Education“He was unapologetically black, he was well studied on African history, and he made sure that everybody knew it. He will truly, truly be missed,” Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) said.
Aldermen To Introduce Ordinance To Force Removal Of Police Officers From Chicago Public SchoolsThe "Police Free Schools Ordinance" would require CPD to terminate its $33 million contract to provide police officers as security at CPS buildings within 75 days.
Six Aldermen Pledged In 2015 To Work To Abolish Red Light Cameras, So What Have They Done? 'We Did All We Could'An activist got hundreds of candidates to sign a pledge four years ago to fight the city’s red light cameras if elected. Six of those candidates are now aldermen, so what have they done to keep their promise?
Black Aldermen Demand Voice On Next Police ContractAld. Roderick Sawyer (6th) said he and other African-American aldermen are willing to sit down with new FOP leadership.
Aldermen: Let People With Minor Criminal Convictions Become CopsSome Chicago aldermen have suggested allowing people with minor criminal convictions to become police officers, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel sounded open to the idea.
South Side Water Filtration Plant Named After Former Mayor Eugene Sawyer“Mayor Sawyer was professionally educated as a chemist, and early in his career worked in the Water Department,” Ald. Edward Burke (14th) said.
Black And Latino Aldermen Back Rahm's Surprise Choice For Top CopHours before Mayor Rahm Emanuel formally announced his selection of Chicago Police Chief of Patrol Eddie Johnson as the new interim superintendent, the leaders of the City Council’s Black and Latino caucuses threw their full support behind the decision.
Black Aldermen Want To Interview Finalists For Next Police SuperintendentA group of black aldermen on Thursday threatened to withhold their votes on Chicago’s next police superintendent if Mayor Rahm Emanuel does not allow the City Council to question all three finalists for the job.
Alderman Wants Every Chicago Police Officer Armed With TaserThe Chicago Police Department would be required purchase a Taser for every one of its 12,500 sworn officers and train them on how to use it by Jan. 1, 2017, under one of several proposals made by African-American aldermen in response to the Laquan McDonald controversy, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Emanuel Allies Suggest Compromise On Garbage Collection FeeMayor Rahm Emanuel’s top City Council ally and a five other aldermen have unveiled a scaled-down plan for first-ever garbage collection fees in Chicago.
African-American Aldermen Question Potential Garbage Collection Fee6th Ward Alderman Roderick Sawyer says he is neither for nor against imposing a fee on home garbage collections, he wants to hear more about it.
With Minimum Wage Soon Rising To $10 In Chicago, Activists Continue Push For $15 An HourAhead of Wednesday’s City Council meeting, activists were celebrating the looming rise in the minimum wage in Chicago.
Council's Progressive Caucus Wants More Transparency For Privatization DealsMembers of the Chicago City Council’s so-called “Progressive Caucus” were trying to pressure the Emanuel administration to help move an ordinance that would provide more information about efforts to privatize city assets or services.