| Aug 23, 2012
| 5:25 AM
The CTA on Wednesday released the full roster of bus-route cancellations and changes that transit officials said are painful but necessary to reduce crowding on buses on the busiest routes.
The hit list totaled 26 routes, more than double the 12 low-...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2013
The big guy is coming to Chicago, and that can't be good for the not-as-big guy on the fifth floor of Chicago's City Hall.
In politics, stuff rolls downhill. The big guy on Pennsylvania Avenue doesn't want stuff on his shoes, and neither does the not-...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The graffiti located at 1532 West Montrose on the corner of Ashland and Montrose has been there for over a month. Local business and residents are wondering how long it will continue to be there. Reports have been made with the alderman and residents have...
| May 18, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Posted by Hal Dardick at John Byrne at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know......
| Feb 22, 2011
| 9:32 PM
UPDATED at 9:43 p.m. Posted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 7:10 p.m.; check back for updates on results. City Council incumbents in several wards were beating back challenges tonight but at least two longtime aldermen appeared headed for......
| Mar 26, 2011
| 6:53 PM
The president of the 47th Ward Democratic Organization was arrested Saturday morning and charged with misdemeanor battery stemming from an alleged election-night scuffle, authorities said.
Chicago police arrested William Helm at about 10:30 a.m....
| Oct 5, 2011
| 3:44 PM
The Chicago City Council did more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head tax reduction pitch on Wednesday.
Here's a roundup:
*Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, introduced a measure that puts into place an agreement with banks on how vacant properties in foreclosure...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:48 PM
A freshman Chicago alderman concerned about the potential for a new class of permanently unemployed workers wants to ban the rejection of job applicants because of bad credit histories or gaps in employment.
The goal, said Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th, is to...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:29 PM
A Northwest Side alderman likely will not be allowed to run for re-election as the 35th Ward Democratic committeeman because of a challenge to the number of signatures he submitted to get his name on the ballot.
Yolanda Sayre, a hearing officer for the...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to hire a private consultant to study how garbage is collected to help Chicago switch from its time-honored ward-by-ward trash pickup to a grid-based system.
The new administration says it just wants to figure out whether...