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  • 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...
  • Park Ridge residents may see property tax increase

    The average Park Ridge homeowner will pay about $20 more in property taxes to the city and library next year if aldermen approve the 2013 property tax levy next month. Aldermen on Monday night tentatively approved a total 2013 property tax levy of $20,...
  • Electronic message boards spark debate in Park Ridge

    A citywide ban on electronic message boards is being considered by the Park Ridge City Council as part of a massive overhaul of the community's sign ordinance. The City Council opened debate on proposed ordinance changes at its Nov. 19 meeting. Of the...
  • Aldermen pass Emanuel's $7 billion budget, 45-5

    Aldermen pass Emanuel's $7 billion budget, 45-5
    The City Council on Tuesday voted 45-5 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7 billion budget plan, which will boost a host of taxes, fines and fees for 2014 but leaves the politically toxic property, sales and gas taxes at current levels. It was the third...
  • Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation

    Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation
    Drivers headed along Clark Street west of Wrigley Field soon could pass under a “branded” archway with advertising as part of an amended Wrigleyville overhaul plan that took a step closer to reality at City Hall on Thursday. The “...
  • Ald. Tunney demands changes to Wrigley plan

    Ald. Tunney demands changes to Wrigley plan
    On the eve of the first City Hall hearing on the plan to rehab the aging but iconic Wrigley Field, Ald. Tom Tunney spelled out his list of demands. Wrigleyville’s alderman sent a letter to the Cubs on Wednesday saying that if the organization...
  • Cubs get split decision at first Wrigley public hearing

    Cubs get split decision at first Wrigley public hearing
    The Cubs earned a partial early victory for their ambitious Wrigley Field construction plan Thursday, getting a preliminary signoff to move back the outfield walls and make other changes to the aging ballpark. But consideration of the most controversial...
  • Emanuel: Changes clear way for Wrigley Field approval

    Emanuel: Changes clear way for Wrigley Field approval
    After months of public posturing and private arm-twisting, Chicago aldermen are poised to sign off today on a Cubs plan to remake Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood following last-minute tweaks to the $500 million project that brought on board...
  • Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future

    Interview: Antonio Villaraigosa reflects on past as he charts future
    Just before leaving City Hall after serving the maximum eight years in office, then-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke at length with Los Angeles Times political reporters Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan about his legacy and political future. LAT:...
  • City gives felon six-figure grant to open liquor store

    City gives felon six-figure grant to open liquor store
    Fed up with package liquor stores marked by street fights and curbside drug dealing, West Side residents more than a decade ago won a moratorium banning new liquor licenses on a bleak stretch of West Madison Street. But in April, a new neon sign for...
  • 11 digital billboards going up along expressways

    11 digital billboards going up along expressways
    Chicago motorists and some residents looking out their front windows soon can expect to see the towering digital billboards favored by Mayor Rahm Emanuel going up on city-owned property near area expressways. The Illinois Department of Transportation...
  • Short-term shutdown should have little effect in Illinois

    Short-term shutdown should have little effect in Illinois
    Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday. That's because most...