| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:24 PM
Two men were arrested Tuesday after they were allegedly caught stealing mail from a mail carrier who had left a mailbag outside Ald. Roberto Maldonado's 26th ward office.
The men were caught after an alderman employee called police, who chased the men...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:18 PM
As he tries to win approval for a higher cigarette tax, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that he is stepping up city efforts to crack down on black-market smoke sales.
With some aldermen balking at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 75-cents-a-pack cigarette tax...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Former Illinois Department of Transportation official Natashia Holmes is the new 7th Ward alderman after the City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s appointment of her to the South Side post.
Holmes, 37, takes the seat vacated by former...
| May 2, 2012
| 10:02 AM
New financial disclosure statements show six of the Chicago City Council's 16 new aldermen have outside jobs or own businesses.
Nine of the aldermen who were elected for the first time last year gave up other jobs, according to disclosures and...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 2:19 PM
For a time Monday, visitors to aldermen's offices at City Hall office were greeted by a 7-year-old whose Mets cap was barely visible over the top of a desk.
Chicago teachers were out on strike, so Roberto Maldonado II wasn’t at Drummond...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Tanning beds in Chicago salons soon will be off limits to people younger than 18.
The City Council today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the tan parlor ban in a move the sponsoring alderman said is aimed at protecting children from cancer.
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:54 PM
A majority of Chicago aldermen have signed on to an ordinance that would allow police to write tickets instead of make arrests for small amounts of marijuana possession, a strong indicator the measure will pass when the City Council votes on it next week....
| Jun 27, 2012
| 11:55 AM
The Chicago City Council overwhelmingly voted today to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal passed 44-3, allowing Chicago police to issue pot-possession tickets starting Aug. 4. The move makes...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 2:11 PM
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...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by John Byrne at 5:54 p.m. The City Council passed a resolution today calling on the federal government to stop deporting people who belong to families in which there are members of "mixed status." The resolution says undocumented workers......
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 1:25 p.m. A City Council committee today recommended approval of an ordinance that would require city contractors to lower diesel fuel emissions over the next several years. The ordinance, proposed by Mayor Richard Daley and......