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  • Chicago City Council approves bulk electricity buying plan 50-0

    Chicago City Council approves bulk electricity buying plan 50-0
    The Chicago City Council today unanimously voted to approve a deal for the city to buy electricity in bulk on behalf of residents and small businesses. The 50-0 vote gives Mayor Rahm Emanuel permission to ink the deal with Integrys Energy Services as...
  • School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak

    School in Prague to be named after Mayor Cermak
    Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention. But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
  • Divorce court weds power and privacy

    Divorce court weds power and privacy
    J.F.'s marriage was crumbling in 2010, but he didn't want that public. J.F. is a well-known Chicago politician, and when he and his wife ended up in divorce court, he asked that their names be kept secret to avoid a “media frenzy.” Despite...
  • Emanuel's budget passes City Council 46-3

    Emanuel's budget passes City Council 46-3
    The Chicago City Council today easily approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6.5 billion budget for next year.As aldermen met, the only debate was over the mayor’s expected margin of victory. Last year, the City Council voted 50-0 to approve Emanuel's...
  • City Council begins 2013 budget hearings

    City Council begins 2013 budget hearings
    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. ...
  • What other job offers so many adventures?

    What other job offers so many adventures?
    For 23 years, Chicago Tribune photographer Nancy Stone has chronicled the stories of people, presidents and continents. She answered three questions with Trib Nation. What stories stick out? There are so many amazing stories that I have covered over...
  • Food truck stands to start up next week

    Food truck stands to start up next week
    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...
  • Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle

    Q&A with Toni Preckwinkle
    — 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...
  • Another City Council Remap Submitted; Field Hearings To Begin

     
    The Roscoe View Journal reports:
    A new proposed map for Chicago City Council wards was submitted to City Council by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) yesterday, as the debate over how to readjust ward lines to 2010 Census dat...
  • Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance

    Chicago City Council passes pot ticket ordinance
    The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession. Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s  proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
  • Weeks in Review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review WTTW Ch. 11 Host Joel Weisman with Steve Daniels, Crain’s Chicago Business;...
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review-- Guest host Carol Marin with Greg Hinz, Crain’s Chicago Business; Linda...