| May 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Chicago taxpayers still could end up pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the coffers of the company leasing the city's parking meters under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revamp of the much-reviled deal, a Tribune analysis has found.
Most of the...
| May 24, 2013
| 4:33 PM
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......
| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:28 PM
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,...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 10:28 AM
A coalition that wants to save the old Prentice Women's Hospital from the wrecking ball delivered petitions to the offices of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) today.
Northwestern University wants to demolish the old hospital at 333...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 7:00 AM
A Chicago alderman worries that fights could break out downtown between drivers of mobile food trucks over spaces, unless the city changes its ordinance.
Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, co-sponsored an ordinance that would allow mobile food trucks, with...
| Jul 20, 2012
After a four-hour hearing filled with heated questions and tearful testimony, an expanded mobile food ordinance two years in the making was approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee.
And while some...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:10 PM
The Chicago City Council today approved a measure to expand food truck offerings following weeks of controversy about various provisions in the new rules.
Aldermen voted 45-1 to approve the ordinance, with Ald. John Arena, 45th, the sole "no" vote....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:32 AM
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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Outdoor patios downtown, in the Gold Coast and in River North could continue to stay open an hour later than spots in other neighborhoods during the week under a proposal put forth by an alderman.
Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) on Thursday introduced an...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:16 PM
The Chicago Plan Commission today approved a proposal to build a three-tower complex downtown on historic Wolf Point on the bank of the Chicago River.
The panel voted only to allow construction to begin on the westernmost tower on the parcel, which...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Spurred by complaints from weary residents awoken by noisy, middle-of-the-night garbage pickups, the alderman who represents much of downtown Chicago is pushing a measure to inflict more financial pain on waste haulers that break city rules banning the...
| May 10, 2013
| 5:19 AM
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...