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  • City to hire two more cigarette inspectors next year

    City to hire two more cigarette inspectors next year
    As he tries to win approval for a higher cigarette tax, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that he is stepping up city efforts to crack down on black-market smoke sales. With some aldermen balking at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 75-cents-a-pack cigarette tax...
  • Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket

    Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket
    Departing Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein told aldermen Wednesday that drivers who get speed camera tickets are either distracted by their phones or have been drinking. The comments came as Klein testified at a City Council budget hearing where...
  • Chicago e-cigarette regulations stall

    Chicago e-cigarette regulations stall
    A measure to regulate increasingly popular electronic cigarettes in Chicago in the same way as tobacco products ran into City Council opposition and went nowhere Monday despite the support of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a powerful alderman. A mayoral plan to...
  • Aldermen mixed on Emanuel cigarette tax hike

    Aldermen mixed on Emanuel cigarette tax hike
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase is getting mixed reviews from aldermen today. The increase in the city's cigarette tax is projected to bring in about $10 million. Some aldermen questioned that figure, however,...
  • Indicted ex-aide worked for Emanuel 10 months after FBI interview

    Indicted ex-aide worked for Emanuel 10 months after FBI interview
    Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio’s...
  • Emanuel announces city probe of indicted ex-comptroller

     Emanuel announces city probe of indicted ex-comptroller
    Former Chicago Comptroller Amer Ahmad kept working for Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration for more than 10 months after a meeting in which FBI officials said he lied to them to try to cover up a kickback scheme during his time as Ohio's deputy treasurer....
  • The new parking-meter deal: Break it apart or throw it out

     
    This item from Friday, as revised, appears in my Sunday print column Chicago Parking Meters LLC rolled us once. In 2008, the company struck a deal with Mayor Richard Daley and a compliant City Council that gave it control of......
  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
  • Facing heat on parking meter deal, Emanuel allies step up

    Facing heat on parking meter deal, Emanuel allies step up
    Facing heat from aldermen who want to break apart Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new deal with the company running the city’s parking meters, the mayor’s City Council allies took the unusual step Thursday of trumpeting support, but only for part...
  • BASD Honor Roll

     
    Parent-teacher conferences are going on during this shortened Thanksgiving Day week in the Bethlehem Area School District. What a perfect time to publish online, the first-quarter honor roll. Jump to the next page to find your child's name at Broughal,...
  • 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. ...
  • Emanuel unsure on fate of Prentice

    Emanuel unsure on fate of Prentice
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he still hasn't decided whether to endorse the demolition of the old Prentice Women's Hospital, even though the alderman who represents the area that includes the building said he's leaning toward supporting knocking it down....