| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 11:32 AM
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,...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:58 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:01 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:20 AM
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.
| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:38 AM
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...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 6:03 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:03 AM
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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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.
| Sep 29, 2013
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 5:31 AM
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...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:57 AM
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...