Ald. Tunney Wins In Chicago's 44th Ward; Ricketts Played Hardball To Oust The AldermanOn Chicago's North Side, the battle for the 44th Ward was described as a fight between a longtime alderman and a prominent ward resident - the Chicago Cubs.
Ricketts Family Tries To Oust Alderman Tom TunneyTom Ricketts owns the Cubs and most of Wrigleyville. Now some are saying he wants to own the alderman.
Aldermen Call On Cubs, Sox To Exceed MLB Safety Netting RequirementsAld. Tom Tunney (44th), whose ward includes Wrigley Field, said he supports more netting at ballparks, but he raised liability concerns.
Wrigleyville Parking Rate 'Surge' Gets Tryout This SpringThe surge pricing on Cubs game days and for concerts will encompass about 1,100 meters in an area's bounded by Broadway, Belmont, Southport and Irving Park Road.
New City Ordinance Would Allow Some Younger Adults To Serve AlcoholA city council committee has approved an ordinance that eases restrictions on younger adults working in some places with liquor licenses.
Wrigleyville Business Owners Concerned With Safety Amid Construction, Possible World SeriesMuch of Wrigleyville is torn up due to construction, and bar owners are also concerned about safety.
City Hall Announces Proposed Rules For Plaza Outside Wrigley FieldA long, heated debate between the Cubs, City Hall, and opponents of an outdoor plaza at Wrigley Field could be over, at least according to the mayor’s office.
Aldermen Begin Limiting Where Newly Legal Food Carts Can OperateIt’s been barely a month since the City Council opened the door for food carts to operate legally in Chicago, and already aldermen have begun carving out some parts of the city where they won’t be welcome.
Pride Parade To Stay In Lakeview; Activist Petitioning For Move DowntownDespite some opposition from some members of the community, the annual Pride Parade will stay in the Boystown area of Lakeview this year.
Emanuel Supports Countdown Clocks At Red Light Camera IntersectionsMayor Rahm Emanuel has backed the idea of installing countdown signals at every intersection in Chicago that has a red light camera, so drivers don’t have to slam on the brakes to avoid a ticket.
Aldermen Approve Plan To Hike Minimum WageAldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.
Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-HourAldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.
Alderman Says Preliminary Results Of Survey Split On Whether Or Not To Move Pride Parade DowntownThe alderman who conducted a survey on whether the gay pride parade should be moved says he has some very preliminary results.
Tunney Asks Residents If Pride Parade Should Move DowntownAfter saying he’s open to moving the annual Pride Parade out of Boystown, Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) has launched a survey to find out if the community would support moving the parade downtown.
Aldermen Vote To Name Water Tower Plaza After Jane ByrneAldermen have recommended the plaza next to the Old Chicago Water Tower be named in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first such honor the city would give to its first and only female mayor more than 30 years after she left office.