| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:34 PM
A majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, expressing concerns about the administration’s proposed cuts to libraries, public health centers, graffiti removal teams and the city’s 911 center....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.
| Feb 24, 2012
The indictment Thursday of William Beavers adds a new name to a long list: Chicago politicians charged with crimes. Beavers, a Cook County commissioner, is accused of tax evasion and other offenses from January 2006 to about April 2011. For part of that...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 10:07 AM
The Chicago City Council today easily approved measures to tighten parade rules, increase fines and give Mayor Rahm Emanuel power to spend money on a pair of May summits of world leaders.
Dozens of protesters concerned about what they say are the mayor&...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:01 AM
The leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards.
The city should have 14...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 1:57 PM
The company behind the controversial Lincoln Park Hospital site redevelopment has agreed to scale down its plans, place further limits on truck traffic and donate money to a local school and park, 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith said today.
| Jan 3, 2012
| 2:49 PM
North Chicago’s police chief has been placed on leave while the city investigates six separate allegations of excessive force by officers.
Mayor Leon Rockingham Jr. announced the move Tuesday afternoon, saying Chief Mike Newsome would remain on...
| Jan 7, 2011
| 4:35 AM
More evidence Democrat Obama is siddling toward the middle-of-the-road for 2012....
| Feb 17, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Rahm Emanuel's glancing mention during Monday night's debate of the exensive bodyguard protection afforded to finance committee chairman Ald. Ed Burke, 14th-- "The City Council has to share in the sacrifice because the residents will be sharing in...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 4:32 PM
A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Newsroom CAN TV: Ken Davis is joined by John Dempsey (WLS-AM ), Paul Meincke (ABC 7 News), and......
| Mar 29, 2011
| 4:32 PM
From the Better Government Association analysis that kick-started the idea of trimming the size of the Chicago City Council: Chicago’s population reached 2.8 million in 2009. The City is broken down into 50 districts, or wards, each with its own.......
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......