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Daniel Solis

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  • Emanuel pot ticket plan gets past council committee

    Emanuel pot ticket plan gets past council committee
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to issue tickets rather than make arrests for possession of small amounts of marijuana was advanced by a panel of aldermen today following a buzz saw of skepticism, setting the stage for final approval at next week’...
  • Ex-aldermen, former Cook Co. commissioner charged with bribery

    Ex-aldermen, former Cook Co. commissioner charged with bribery
    Former Cook County Commissioner Joseph Mario Moreno and ex-Chicago Ald. Ambrosio Medrano have been charged with bribery, federal officials said today. Moreno, who was first elected to the County Board in 1994 but lost re-election in 2010, was charged...
  • Chicago decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana

    Chicago decriminalizes small amounts of marijuana
    Pretty soon people in Chicago will be able to smoke marijuana without getting arrested. That’s because Chicago has a pot problem, but not the way you might think. 'Everybody knew the jig was up. The only people that were paying for it were the...
  • CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network

    CEO pushes to gain power for Latinos, UNO charter school network
    As America's banking system began to freeze in mid-2008, Juan Rangel's nonprofit United Neighborhood Organization was in trouble.    Because of a gubernatorial funding veto, the Latino group, which runs one of Chicago's largest charter school networks,...
  • Some aldermen want charter school moratorium

    Some aldermen want charter school moratorium
    A group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students. "It's...
  • Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list

    Anxiety grows as CPS releases preliminary school closings list
    After trimming the number of schools that could be closed to 129, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's school administration has entered the latest and what is likely to be the most intense phase so far in trying to determine which schools should be shut. Chicago Public...
  • Ald. Solis new chairman of City Council Hispanic group

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 9:10 p.m. Ald. Daniel Solis, an ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, was selected today to be chairman of the City Council's Hispanic Caucus. Solis, 25th, who also is chairman of the council's powerful Zoning Committee,......
  • Burke, O'Connor could be winners under City Council reorg

     
    Posted by John Byrne, Hal Dardick and Kristen Mack at 11 p.m. Chicago’s most powerful alderman would keep control of the influential Finance Committee under a City Council reorganization that could be announced next week, according to sources...
  • New alderman's first order of business: Stop Lincoln Park hospital plan

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 5:12 p.m. New 43rd Ward Ald. Michele Smith took steps at her first City Council meeting today to try to stop construction of a controversial grocery store and condominiums on the former Lincoln Park Hospital......
  • Mayor Emanuel presides over first City Council meeting

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at John Byrne at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know......
  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
  • Veteran Chicago aldermen in tight runoffs

     
    Posted by Cynthia Dizikes, Monique Garcia, Dahleen Glanton and Kristen Mack at 7:20 p.m.; last updated at 9:05 p.m. Long-serving 6th Ward Ald. Freddrenna Lyle conceded defeat tonight to challenger Roderick Sawyer, son of former Chicago Mayor Eugene...