Bid To Settle Lawsuit Seeking Decades Of Police Misconduct Records Stalls; Aldermen Seek To Create Database For Complaint RecordsAld. Scott Waguespack (32nd) said he has shared a proposed ordinance for the creation of a public database of police misconduct complaints with his colleagues on the City Council.
Aldermen Seek To Ban Styrofoam Containers, Single-Use Plastic Utensils At Chicago RestaurantsStarting in 2021, food establishments would not be allowed to sell or serve food in polystyrene or styrofoam containers.
Plan To Limit Chicago TIF Districts Likely To Be Voted Down By Emanuel AlliesAllies of Mayor Rahm Emanuel are expected to vote down a measure that could have blocked tax subsidies for several high-profile projects
Alleged Roscoe Village Robbers Caught On TapePolice are looking for three men who allegedly tried to steal a man's wallet inside Commonwealth around 8:30 Monday night.
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.
LED Technology Set To Replace Most Of City's Outdoor LightsPreliminary approval has been given for a $160 million plan to convert most of the city’s outdoor lights to LED technology.
Chicago Aldermen Troubled By Gun, Sex Offender Registry SystemSome Chicago aldermen are dismayed by the system meant to inform local residents about sex and gun offenders living on their blocks.
Former Bow Truss Coffee Workers Sue Company For Wage TheftMore than a dozen former employees of the Bow Truss Coffee Roasters chain have sued the company’s founder, accusing him of failing to pay them after their paychecks repeatedly bounced.
Questions Remain After Emanuel Releases Private EmailsMayor Rahm Emanuel’s office has released thousands of private emails he used to conduct city business, but some critics have questioned if there are more that haven’t seen the light of day.
Aldermen Hold Off On Plan To Overhaul TIF RulesA City Council committee has delayed an effort to tighten the rules for the city’s often-criticized tax increment financing system.
Crossing Guards Ask To Stay Under Control Of Police DepartmentSome Chicago school crossing guards and their union have asked the City Council to reverse a decision transferring their oversight from the Police Department to the Officer of Emergency Management and Communications.
Aldermen Want Public Hearing On Lead In Water At CPSA group of Chicago aldermen has called for a public hearing to learn more about what’s being done to prevent Chicago Public Schools students from drinking water that might have been contaminated with lead.
Aldermen, SEIU Push To Take Airport Control Away From EmanuelSeveral alderman have joined union airport workers in an effort to create an elected airport authority, and wrestle control of O’Hare and Midway airports away from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Aldermen Show Independent Streak, Delay Some Of Emanuel's Financial ProposalsIn what might be a new posture for the Chicago City Council, aldermen closely questioned just about every financial proposal the Emanuel administration brought before them at a Finance Committee meeting on Monday.
City Council Panel OKs Drone RestrictionsThe Aviation Committee hearing at City Hall could include a drone flying over the heads of aldermen and staffers as they discuss possible restrictions on recreational and hobby drone users.