| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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....
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Tanning beds in Chicago salons soon will be off limits to people younger than 18.
The City Council today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the tan parlor ban in a move the sponsoring alderman said is aimed at protecting children from cancer.
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:04 PM
One of the City Council’s most powerful members today questioned two key ways Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to generate millions of dollars in revenue that would help close the city’s wide budget gap.
Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said he wanted...
| 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...
| May 4, 2011
| 6:40 PM
Chicago aldermen spent hours Wednesday offering homages to the departing Mayor Richard Daley, lauding his civic passion, political guts and even his my-way-or-the-highway tendencies.
The abundant praise from all but a few City Council members was...