| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:34 PM
City officials laid out an animal protection agenda Wednesday as a veteran alderman introduced a measure that would make horse-drawn carriages toting tourists and clogging downtown traffic a thing of the past and an ordinance to require dogs or cats...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 12:44 PM
Betty Brewer is a petite woman with a warm smile, but last summer the grandmother stood tall against a man who allegedly tried to abduct a 12-year-old girl from a grocery in Rogers Park.
“Oh, you’re trying to take the little girl home are...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Chicago drivers can now make their annual payment for the privilege of keeping a car in the city.
City stickers went on sale this week at City Clerk Susana Mendoza's office, online and at some currency exchanges. The stickers also can be purchased...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Deadlines to buy Chicago vehicle stickers could be staggered throughout the year instead of coming on June 30 for every car, minivan, SUV and truck in the city, City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Wednesday.
The first-term clerk is beginning to draw up the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:54 AM
Parking in a Chicago garage or lot will be more costly for drivers who pay premium rates, but those who find deals would pay less under a measure Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed Wednesday.
The idea is to switch city parking taxes from a complicated...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:32 AM
City Clerk Susana Mendoza now is the proud mom of a baby boy, her first child, according to her Facebook page.
“And then there were three!” says a 9 p.m. Tuesday post accompanied by a photo of Mendoza kissing the new baby, who was being held...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for raising water fees to repair an aging system, hiring new police and putting in place a congestion tax on downtown parking.
The new mayor delivered his first budget address to theChicago City Council and said change...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:58 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced more than $10 million in changes to his proposed budget for next year to try to satisfy the concerns of aldermen troubled by cuts to the library system and other areas, as well as his vehicle sticker price increase.
| Sep 9, 2011
| 1:19 PM
New City Clerk Susana Mendoza is asking sponsors who'd like to get their company name on Chicago city stickers to make an offer.
The city would get some much-needed money. The winning bidder could get a spot on nearly 1.3 million stickers issued every...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 11:14 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended lowering the weight benchmark at which SUV and mini-van owners will have to pay more for city stickers, saying he based his decision on data showing which vehicles cause the most damage to streets.
The change, which...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 3:44 PM
The Chicago City Council did more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head tax reduction pitch on Wednesday.
Here's a roundup:
*Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, introduced a measure that puts into place an agreement with banks on how vacant properties in foreclosure...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Chicago City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Monday her office has begun cross-checking Illinois secretary of state car registration information to crackdown on city sticker scofflaws.
“I think that’s just such low hanging fruit, that’s...