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  • Deal reached on LP Hospital development

     
    As part of a deal to develop the old Lincoln Park Hospital site, charity donations will be made to Lincoln Elementary School and Oz Park....
  • Council veteran Ed Smith won't run in 2011

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 9:16 a.m. Ald. Ed Smith, 28th, the dean of the Chicago City Council’s black caucus, has submitted his resignation to Mayor Richard Daley, sources confirmed this morning. Smith, whose resignation will take effect at the......
  • Sixteen apply for three vacancies on Chicago City Council

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 4:59 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley said today that he will review applications from 16 people who want to finish the terms of three aldermen who left office this week. The mayor said he received two......
  • Chicago City Council gushes over Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 3:42 p.m. Many Chicago aldermen seemed a bit star struck today when Bulls Hall of Famer Scottie Pippen showed up with his family to be honored by the City Council. In addition to all the......
  • September 9: Chicago Scene - 29th Annual Logan Square Historic District House and Garden Walk

    September 9: Chicago Scene - 29th Annual Logan Square Historic District House and Garden Walk
    29th Annual Logan Square Historic District House and Garden Walk The Walk will feature an interior tour of homes in Logan Square as well as two beautiful neighborhood churches. See how many of Chicago's wealthy and middle class families lived side-by-...
  • City Council tweaks Chicago gun range restrictions

    City Council tweaks Chicago gun range restrictions
    The Chicago City Council isn’t done tinkering with gun-control measures it hastily approved last summer after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a decades-old handgun ban. The council’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday recommended...
  • Chicago City Council returns after month off

    Chicago City Council returns after month off
    The Chicago City Council returns to action today after taking its traditional August break, with police and zoning issues on the agenda. Aldermen will consider reforms to the city's police review board, including term limits and more transparency. They'...
  • Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change

    Chicago aldermen back longer class day as 4th school makes the change
    The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution today in support of a longer school day for public school children -- the same day a fourth school in the city voted to add 90 minutes to its day. “With this resolution the city of...
  • Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million

    Chicago City Council settles drug-swallowing death lawsuit for $1.3 million
    The Chicago City Council today voted to spend $1.3 million to settle a civil suit filed by the mother of a man who collapsed and died after swallowing drugs during his arrest last summer. Although some aldermen expressed opposition, Ald. Edward Burke,...
  • Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats

    Latino aldermen want more Chicago City Council seats
    Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway. The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
  • Chicago acts on the Tribune's investigation of deaths involving crib bumpers

    Chicago acts on the Tribune's investigation of deaths involving crib bumpers
    The Chicago City Council voted this week to ban the sale of crib bumpers in the city. The new ordinance is in response to Tribune investigations that began about a year ago. That’s when we heard about the death of 7-week-old Preston Maxwell. In the...
  • A gambit in the fight for the soul of a commerical stretch

    A gambit in the fight for the soul of a commerical stretch
    The Tribune’s John Byrne stumbled across his story about the would-be Wal-Mart in Logan Square while sitting in a long Chicago City Council committee meeting. He was there for a different story, but his ears perked up when 1st Ward Ald. Proco...