| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:09 AM
The Chicago City Council today filled the November general election ballot with enough referendums to prevent any citizen questions from being placed on all ballots in the city.
Aldermen voted to place three questions on the Nov. 4 ballot — the...
| May 5, 2014
Pressure is growing on the city of Chicago to jettison its resistance to finding ways to reduce noise levels in residential areas caused by planes serving O'Hare International Airport.
Two Chicago aldermen who have been put in a virtual holding...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:27 AM
A group representing city and suburban homeowners seeking relief from increasing airplane noise called today for Chicago Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino to resign or for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fire her.
Leaders of the Fair Allocation in Runways ...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Two Chicago aldermen whose wards are awash in jet noise are calling for hearings on the new air-traffic patterns at O'Hare International Airport.
Alds. Mary O’Connor, 41st, and Margaret Laurino, 39th Ward, introduced a resolution at Wednesday's...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A high-ranking Cook County official from a prominent Democratic family retired late last year after the county's chief internal watchdog recommended he be fired for coercing government workers into donating to the campaign of then-County Board President...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 10:07 AM
A Cook County commissioner plans to propose a resolution Wednesday calling for a mandatory “fly-quiet” program during overnight hours at O’Hare International Airport to address increasing jet noise from a new runway layout.
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Do not appoint Democratic State Rep. Deb Mell of Chicago to the City Council vacancy created by the retirement of her father, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd).......
| 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...
| May 10, 2011
| 9:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 7:10 p.m. A majority of Chicago aldermen have agreed with Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on a City Council committee structure that would weaken the influence of Ald. Edward Burke, 14th. Under the new structure outlined today......
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:18 PM
Chicago cops could ticket bicyclists who text while riding on city streets under a proposal endorsed today by a panel of aldermen.
The proposal, recommended by the Pedestrian and Traffic Safety Committee, also would make it illegal to talk on a cell...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 10:34 AM
Bicyclists soon will face the same restrictions against texting while riding in Chicago as motorists do while behind the wheel.
The City Council today passed an ordinance prohibiting bicyclists from texting while moving. They also cannot make cell...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 6:35 PM
A City Council hearing on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's speed-camera plan has been postponed as aldermen try to figure out how constituents will react to them supporting the controversial proposal.
Ald. Margaret Laurino, 39th, called off the Monday meeting of the...