| Sep 16, 2012
Parking along the 0-100 block of West Randolph Street isn't cheap.
From 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., it costs $5.75 an hour; overnight parking costs about half that amount.
At those rates, parking along the street for 24 hours would set you back a hefty $106.38....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| Apr 16, 2012
| 3:09 PM
A Chicago City Council committee today recommended approval of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial expansion of public-private partnerships on major construction projects, setting the stage for a Wednesday vote by all 50 aldermen.
| Apr 18, 2012
| 1:04 PM
The vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial infrastructure trust plan will be delayed for at least six days.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, quietly asked that the issue be deferred, shortly after the council voted to approve the mayor's speed-camera...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to lure private money for public-works projects, tossing aside concerns from some aldermen that there's not enough oversight.
Aldermen voted 41-7 to approve the Chicago...
| May 8, 2012
| 9:06 PM
With battle lines forming over a planned three-tower development at the historic but underutilized Wolf Point site along the Chicago River, Ald. Brendan Reilly announced Tuesday that he has told the project's developers to present their plans at a May...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:33 AM
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. ...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:05 PM
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....