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  • Latino aldermen invite non-Hispanic colleagues into group

    Latino aldermen invite non-Hispanic colleagues into group
    The City Council Latino Caucus is opening its tent to non-Latino aldermen who represent --- or soon might represent --- wards with sizable Hispanic populations. The eight-member group will extend invitations to seven more aldermen who are not...
  • Chicago aldermen want to quiet public at council meetings

    Chicago aldermen want to quiet public at council meetings
    Some of the City Council’s most influential aldermen proposed a crackdown today on crowd participation at council meetings that would ban everything from signs¬† and posters to clapping and booing in the public gallery. ¬† “No demonstration of...
  • Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved

    Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval today. The 33-14 vote came after the mayor made changes to the camera plan in an effort to build...
  • Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown

    Leading aldermen in no rush on City Council protester crackdown
    The same aldermen who proposed new rules to limit crowd participation at City Council meetings said today they're in no hurry to see the rules enacted. “I don’t know if we are going to rush a hearing on it, actually,” said Ald....
  • City Council approves Emanuel's controversial rebuilding plan

    City Council approves Emanuel's controversial rebuilding plan
    The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to lure private money for public-works projects, tossing aside concerns from some aldermen that there's not enough oversight. Aldermen voted 41-7 to approve the Chicago...
  • Emanuel ethics reforms pass City Council panel

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to tighten up ethics rules for city employees advanced through a City Council committee Wednesday despite concerns by aldermen that the new rules could handcuff them as they try to deal with issues in their communities....
  • Emanuel's budget unanimously approved

    Emanuel's budget unanimously approved
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget passed the Chicago City Council unanimously today, handing the mayor a major victory in his first year on the job. The 50-0 vote sets the city down a path next year of fee increases, layoffs of city workers and other belt-...
  • Black, Latino aldermen press Quinn to sign casino bill

    Black, Latino aldermen press Quinn to sign casino bill
    Latino and African American aldermen today prodded Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation that would allow Chicago to get a casino. The City Council members said a casino would help create badly needed jobs for the city’s minorities because it would...
  • Chicago aldermen balk at drug testing for city employees

    Chicago aldermen are balking at a proposal to impose random drug tests on all city employees as the American Civil Liberties Union raises questions about whether it would survive a court challenge. A City Council committee that was scheduled to...
  • City population loss, race issue make council remap tricky

    Veteran Ald. Richard Mell laid out the basics of redrawing the lines of Chicago’s 50 wards on Wednesday, saying this go-around will be the most challenging in recent memory. Two of the biggest challenges involve race: The city’s African-...
  • Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction

    Blagojevich struggled with credibility long before his conviction
    As a candidate and as governor, Rod Blagojevich loved to toss around the word "corrupt" as he heaped scorn on the business-as-usual nature of Illinois politics. So his reaction to the 2006 conviction of his predecessor, George Ryan, was totally in...
  • 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......