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  • Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes

    Chicago aldermen approve Emanuel's parking meter changes
    The Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
  • Cubs in line for property tax break on Wrigley Field work

    Cubs in line for property tax break on Wrigley Field work
    If the Wrigley Field renovation is completed as planned, the Ricketts family stands to get a substantial property tax break available to land owners who rehabilitate historic structures. The Chicago Landmarks Commission on Thursday endorsed the tax...
  • Watchdog alleges ethics breach by Ald. Moore

    Watchdog alleges ethics breach by Ald. Moore
    In a case of only-in-Chicago political timing, the White House announced Monday it would honor Ald. Joe Moore as a “pioneer for political reform,” the same day the veteran City Council member revealed he has spoken to FBI agents about...
  • Emanuel says he welcomes garbage savings audit -- but not yet

    Emanuel says he welcomes garbage savings audit -- but not yet
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel did little today to resolve a dispute with Inspector General Joseph Ferguson, saying he welcomes an audit by Ferguson of the savings in the city's grid garbage pick-up system but only once the city has finished rolling out the program....
  • Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue

    Ricketts seeks pledge that rooftop owners won't sue
    Even after the City Council unanimously signed off Wednesday on the Cubs' $500 million remake of Wrigley Field and the neighboring area, the exact scope and starting day of the project remained uncertain. That's because Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts issued...
  • Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down

    Why Wrigley Field changes need to slow down
    Whoa. Just hold on. Anyone who has been a Cubs fan for more than one season should know something about skepticism. It's time to recall that training, friends. This proposal for Wrigley Field is neither a good deal nor a done one. The changes being...
  • Ald. Tunney: Elaine Place giraffes should return

    Ald. Tunney: Elaine Place giraffes should return
    Ald. Tom Tunney misses the Elaine Place giraffes, too, everyone. The sculptures of two giraffes and a nanny goat, by artist John Kearney, had been a fixture in Lakeview until their removal two weeks ago from their location on Elaine Place after the sale...
  • Most older residential towers fail to meet tougher fire standards

    Most older residential towers fail to meet tougher fire standards
    Years after owners of high-rise buildings were ordered to improve fire safety, more than half of Chicago's older residential towers have failed to implement changes that meet the city's tougher standards, records show. Of the roughly 700 residential...
  • Possible movement on food truck ordinance makes some truckers nervous

    Possible movement on food truck ordinance makes some truckers nervous
    The election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel had food truck enthusiasts licking their lips. His campaign positions on mobile food seemed to guarantee speedy passage of a new ordinance that could foster a robust Chicago food truck scene. But 10 months after Ald....
  • Lakeview to be future home of first affordable building for senior LGBT

    Lakeview to be future home of first affordable building for senior LGBT
    Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood is the site of one of the nation's first affordable housing developments meant for gay and lesbian seniors. Plans are under way to construct an 80-unit apartment building at the northwest corner of Halsted and Addison...
  • Mobile food ordinance rolls through City Council committee, dismaying advocates

    Mobile food ordinance rolls through City Council committee, dismaying advocates
    After a four-hour hearing filled with heated questions and tearful testimony, an expanded mobile food ordinance two years in the making was approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee. And while some...
  • Lakeview’s issues for Chicago’s next mayor

     
    At a mayoral debate viewing party above a karaoke bar on Belmont and Sheffield avenues, locals and businessowners rubbed elbows with Ald. Tom Tunney to talk Windy City policy....