| May 28, 2014
| 11:00 AM
A Northwest Side alderman wants to legitimize the sale of tamales, elotes and other prepared food from mobile carts by charging vendors $100 per year and requiring the snacks be prepared off-site in licensed kitchens.
It's an issue the City Council...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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......
| Apr 13, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Posted by Hal Dardick at 12:30 p.m. City contractors must lower diesel fuel emissions over the next several years under an ordinance approved today by the City Council. Companies hired to do city work after June 1 doing will be......
| May 18, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Posted by Hal Dardick at John Byrne at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 1:30 p.m. Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know......
| May 18, 2011
| 2:40 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first Chicago City Council meeting today, a two hour session heavy on ceremony and new faces getting to know each other.
The rookie mayor gaveled the meeting to order on time at 10 a.m. New City Clerk Susana Mendoza...
| 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...
| 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...