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  • Chicago aldermen split on schools strike

    Chicago aldermen split on schools strike
    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...
  • Speed camera plan advances

    Speed camera plan advances
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel made a slight tweak to his controversial speed-camera ticketing plan Wednesday, unveiling a version with a lower fine just before a City Council committee considered the measure and recommended approval. A ticket for driving six to...
  • 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......
  • Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested

    Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested
    Voter turnout for Chicago's aldermanic runoffs appeared to come in at less than 25 percent, though some wards on the North and Northwest Sides saw heavier turnout, officials say. Complaints were also low, though a candidate in the 16th Ward was charged...
  • CTA to close Dan Ryan branch of Red Line for 5 months

    CTA to close Dan Ryan branch of Red Line for 5 months
    In deciding to close the south leg of the Red Line for five months starting next May, CTA officials bet that short, intense pain will be easier to suffer through than several years of track construction migraines. South Side aldermen – previously...
  • City Council passes new ward map, 41-8

    City Council passes new ward map, 41-8
    Less than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City CouncilĀ  approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries. The vote was...