| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking for ways to slash tens of millions of dollars from the Chicago Police Department and already is running into heavy criticism from police union leaders who question whether it's all "a stunt."
Making those kind of major...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 11:11 AM
The City Council today backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push to get Gov. Pat Quinn to sign off on a major gambling expansion that would bring a casino to Chicago.
One after another stood up to say a casino would bring new jobs and generate $20 million a month...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 5:52 PM
Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway.
The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
| Oct 31, 2011
| 12:14 PM
Homeless people seeking overnight help in finding shelter are on their own when it comes to transportation, after Chicago cut the 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. outreach crews that once hit the streets during those hours, a top city official said today.
| Oct 25, 2011
| 10:02 AM
City Hall next year plans to crack down on drivers who fraudulently use disabled-parking placards to park free at meters and in more convenient spots elsewhere, officials said today.
Karen Tamley, commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for People...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 4:08 PM
A City Council committee that will remap the city’s 50 wards on Tuesday recommended an initial round of public hearings that would start Wednesday without any formal public notice and no proposed map to review.
Ald. Richard Mell, 33rd, chairman...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 4:25 PM
Eighteen months after creating the post of City Council inspector general, aldermen Wednesday finally named a New York attorney to fill the job—at a part-time salary of $60,000.
Faisal Khan will appear next week before the council Rules Committee,...
| Nov 10, 2011
| 11:01 AM
The leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards.
The city should have 14...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:24 PM
Members of the City Council's Latino Caucus today say they will submit their own plan to redraw Chicago's wards Thursday if last-ditch negotiations fail to achieve a compromise agreeable to them and groups of white and African-American aldermen.
| Jan 17, 2012
| 4:57 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting Thursday to consider a new map of the city’s 50 wards, but the aldermen leading the effort to reach a political compromise said the final vote may not come until early next week.
| Jan 18, 2012
| 9:35 AM
The Chicago City Council today remembered Maggie Daley, the city's much-adored first lady for more than 20 years.
Daughter Nora Daley Conroy at times smiled and laughed, and at others dabbed away tears, as aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel honored her late...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 4:43 PM
Chicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen.
But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...