With other job and business options limited, aldermen talk about bringing more Wal-Marts to Chicago.
Aldermen discuss an ordinance covering how dirt can be handled. And millions of dollars are at stake.
Aldermen pepper city officials with questions; some city officials pepper back.
Is the Daley administration trying to strong-arm its own bailout legislation through the City Council?
The finance committee votes to approve a plan to open trade unions to more minorities, but some aldermen worry it’s toothless.
Alderman Anthony Beale dares to point out the generosity of some police department perks.
In effect, the city is proposing to divert roughly $67 million in property taxes from the chronically broke schools, parks, and county on the shoulders of an $8 million project. Only in Chicago would this kind of deal stand a chance.
The City Council got exactly nowhere during a hearing on the Burge torture report today–what else is new?
Anthony Beale, a south-side alderman who supported the big-box living-wage ordinance, has announced that a Wal-Mart will open in his ward.