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  • Taste of Chicago headliners include Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab, Chaka Khan

    Taste of Chicago headliners include Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab, Chaka Khan
    The first paid concerts in Taste of Chicago history will be announced Thursday, including performances by Jennifer Hudson, Death Cab for Cutie, Chaka Khan and Dierks Bentley. On Wednesday, the Chicago City Council approved a $25 fee for the 3,000-seat...
  • Aldermen send Emanuel letter outlining budget concerns

    Aldermen send Emanuel letter outlining budget concerns
    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....
  • Emanuel willing to talk budget alternatives with aldermen

    Emanuel willing to talk budget alternatives with aldermen
    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. The...
  • Deal reached on Lincoln Park Hospital development

    Deal reached on Lincoln Park Hospital development
    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. Construction...
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's G-8, NATO protest crackdown
    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&...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel's budget unanimously approved

    Emanuel's budget unanimously approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget passed the Chicago City Council unanimously today, handing the mayor a major victory in his first year on the job. The 50-0 vote sets the city down a path next year of fee increases, layoffs of city workers and other belt-...
  • Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats

    Chicago Latino aldermen want more City Council seats
    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...
  • Ex-lawmaker nearly doubles his pension with one month of work

    All it took for former state Rep. Robert Molaro to nearly double his public pension was spending one month as an aide to Ald. Ed Burke, the powerful chairman of the Chicago City Council's Finance Committee. Among Molaro's duties: Write a 19-page white...
  • City Council loosens inspection rules for some food establishments

    City Council loosens inspection rules for some food establishments
    Sellers of packaged foods along with restaurants and grocery stores with good inspection records will now be allowed to do their own food inspections under a “risk-based” trial program the Chicago City Council approved today. The new self-...
  • 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...
  • New curfew for Chicago children under 12

    The Chicago City Council today approved without debate an earlier curfew for children younger than 12.Youngsters now will have to be inside by 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, they would have to be in by 9 p.m. “It...