| Apr 4, 2014
| 5:10 AM
Folks who have become accustomed in recent months to not feeding the meters on Sundays in a host of North and Northwest Side shopping districts could get a bit of an unpleasant surprise next month.
In response to requests from five aldermen, Mayor...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Free Sunday parking in a host of North Side and Northwest Side shopping districts soon would vanish under changes the City Council Transportation Committee endorsed today.
The switch is being delivered by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in response to requests from...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:58 AM
When the annual Pride Parade steps off at noon Sunday on the North Side, marriage will be the overarching theme and cause for celebration at the event, organizers have said.
And this year, the colorful procession will start out with dozens of married...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A powerful North Side alderman wants to let stores sell liquor starting at 8 a.m. Sundays as a way to help grocers, but some of his City Council colleagues are worried about what that could mean in their neighborhoods.
As a result, Ald. Patrick O’...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Chicago's first speed cameras at just four locations issued warnings to more than 233,000 speeders in 45 days, violations that would have totaled $13.8 million in tickets, according to data released by the city today.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted his...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Automatic federal funding cutbacks known as sequestration will end up costing the city of Chicago about $9 million this year, with the largest chunk of that coming out of early childhood education programs, a city official said Friday.
The losses were...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 3:06 PM
Longtime community volunteers say Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to shrink the city agency that battles all manner of discrimination could weaken its effectiveness.
But Mona Noriega, the mayor’s appointee to head up the city Human Relations...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Aldermen today asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel for information to back up his contention that speed cameras near schools and parks are about saving lives, rather than swelling city coffers.
The demand for data came as Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein...
| Apr 12, 2012
Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a slight tweak to his controversial speed-camera ticketing plan Wednesday, unveiling a version with a lower fine just before a City Council committee considered the measure and recommended approval.
A ticket for driving six to...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:32 AM
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......
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A new coalition formed at the initiative of the Center on Halsted has brought together a broad group of political and LGBT community leaders to make Boystown both safer and more welcoming....
| Nov 18, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A newly planned residential and commercial development located at Halsted and Bradley—just steps away from the heart of Boystown’s popular bar and restaurant district—has prompted a spirited grassroots initiative to vocalize the concerns...