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  • Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket

    Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket
    Departing Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein told aldermen Wednesday that drivers who get speed camera tickets are either distracted by their phones or have been drinking. The comments came as Klein testified at a City Council budget hearing where...
  • School closings disappoint many aldermen

    School closings disappoint many aldermen
    After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process. Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
  • Emanuel calls for tougher penalties for gun crimes near schools

    Emanuel calls for tougher penalties for gun crimes near schools
    Facing criticism from parents worried about their children traveling through dangerous neighborhoods to new schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel staked out a get-tough stance Wednesday proposing stiffer penalties for gun crimes near schools. Whether the threat...
  • Ex-gang member 'Gator' Bradley asks aldermen for gun permit

    Ex-gang member 'Gator' Bradley asks aldermen for gun permit
    Pardoned former gang member Wallace “Gator” Bradley told aldermen today he wants the right to own a handgun, even though he once had felony convictions on his record. Bradley, who in recent decades has set up shop as a self-professed “...
  • Some aldermen want hearings on fixing or dumping Taste of Chicago

    Some aldermen want hearings on fixing or dumping Taste of Chicago
    A group of aldermen today called for hearings on whether Taste of Chicago should be restructured or even eliminated in the face of years of financial losses. Ald. Robert Fioretti, a sponsor of the non-binding resolution, suggested Taste may have run...
  • Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race

    Indicted former lawmaker on way to winning state House race
    Indicted former state Rep. Derrick Smith was on his way Tuesday to writing a new chapter in Illinois political notoriety by regaining his House seat just months after being impeached and expelled over his arrest on federal bribery charges. Smith declared...
  • Aldermen react to teachers strike

    Aldermen react to teachers strike
    Chicago aldermen are sharing their opinions on Wednesday onĀ the teachers' strike. The council members are doing their best to avoid taking sides, but are hoping the two parties are putting theĀ interest of the kids first. “I think that if everybody...
  • Alderman calls for hearings on $20 Taste of Chicago admission fee

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 7:42 p.m. A key alderman today called for public hearings on a proposal to charge Taste of Chicago attendees $20 on peak days to get into the traditionally free annual summertime lakefront smorgasbord. The Illinois......
  • Alderman asks for $5 million more for Jesse White Tumblers gym

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 6:10 p.m. The Jesse White Tumblers could soon have their first permanent practice facility, on the site where a Cabrini-Green building once stood. The City Council Finance Committee will consider a proposal introduced today by........
  • Burnett steps down as chairman of City Council black caucus

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 11:41 a.m.; updated at 2:57 p.m. Ald. Walter Burnett resigned today as chairman of the Chicago City Council's black caucus. The 27th Ward alderman, who has chaired the 19-member group of African-American aldermen for nearly......
  • Emanuel unveils plan for City Council leadership

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick at 7:10 p.m. A majority of Chicago aldermen have agreed with Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on a City Council committee structure that would weaken the influence of Ald. Edward Burke, 14th. Under the new structure outlined today......
  • Brookins elected leader of Chicago City Council's Black Caucus

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 5:57 p.m. South Side Ald. Howard Brookins Jr. was elected chairman of the Chicago City Council's Black Caucus today. The 21st Ward alderman defeated Ald. Latasha Thomas, 17th, in a vote among African-American aldermen after......