| Feb 16, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Joliet officials hope to intercept $100,000 in the next year from income tax refunds that would be going to Illinois residents who have unpaid debt …...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Schaumburg residents can expect to pay more for water as the village is hiking its rates to offset increases passed by the Chicago City Council …...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Des Plaines agreed on Monday to participate in two separate water feasibility studies with area communities to help determine if the city should change its …...
| 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 8, 2012
As Chicago waits for the latest renovation plans for Navy Pier, it is safe to say that whatever is unveiled, it won't be any wackier than what the pier already has seen in its 95 years.
Navy Pier has been an entertainment venue, a university, a naval...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:33 AM
The Chicago City Council Committee on Budget and Government Operations held a hearing today on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed spending plan for the coming year.
Today is the first of at least nine committee hearings on the Mayor's proposed 2013 budget. ...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 6:03 PM
At the beginning of Mayor Daley’s reign at city hall, a succession of heart attacks killed three Chicago aldermen within several months. Many of their colleagues signed a tribute letter honoring them, but also taking the vulnerable moment to ask...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:02 AM
New financial disclosure statements show six of the Chicago City Council's 16 new aldermen have outside jobs or own businesses.
Nine of the aldermen who were elected for the first time last year gave up other jobs, according to disclosures and...
| May 15, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Chicago aldermen are weighing whether to ask voters in November if the city should try to negotiate lower electric rates for residents and small retailers — a step approved by voters in more than 200 Illinois villages and cities in March.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Twenty-one Chicago food truck stands are scheduled to begin operation by the end of next week, city officials told the Tribune and the Stew.
Located in Lincoln Park, the Loop, Streeterville, Lakeview, West Town and Wicker Park the stands will allow up to...
| Sep 7, 2012
— Toni Preckwinkle was a high school history teacher before she embarked on a new career, winning a seat on the Chicago City Council in 1991. During 19 years on the council, she sponsored living wage and affordable housing ordinances. In 2010, she...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 8:34 PM
As Chicago heads into summer, a bumper crop of fruit and vegetable stands is ready to sprout on street corners all over the city. And, finally, they will be legal.
On Wednesday the City Council unanimously approved an amended ordinance to issue an...