Newly sworn-in Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a deal with aldermen last week that he said would bring much-needed reform and efficiency to the Chicago City Council: The number of legislative committees would be cut from 19 to 16, trimming about $500,000 from the council’s $20 million annual budget. “The people of Chicago were loud and […]
The City Council’s energy and environment committee approved legislation Tuesday designed to make Chicago’s air cleaner and safer through stricter regulation of asbestos, diesel emissions from vehicles, and certain industrial polluters. City officials said the legislation was a key step in making the city greener. But it was just as notable for what it didn’t […]
The city is set to move forward with an exciting solar power project on the south side. So why won’t it share information about it?
Aldermen advance an ordinance allowing the reuse of soil and rubble, but don’t blame them if anything’s wrong with it.