Despite more police and the presence of the Guardian Angels, violence persisted on the near north side as several people were attacked and robbed on a train near the Chicago Brown Line stop. (Sun-Times) Police charged three people with robbing passengers on CTA buses. (Tribune) Newly minted police superintendent Garry McCarthy says police will attempt […]
Well, the world didn’t end Saturday, and the seer who predicted it would happen (as he said it would in 1994) is searching for answers. (San Francisco Chronicle) But there was a massive tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Sunday, which killed 89 people and destroyed most of the town. (Kansas City Star/NY Times) A Chicago Streets […]
Lawyers from the city of Chicago and StubHub Inc. stood before the Illinois Supreme Court Tuesday and argued a case whose results could transform Chicago’s ticket-selling industry. The current price of a ticket to a sporting event, concert, or theatrical performance in Chicago includes a 12 percent amusement tax: the city gets 9 percent and […]
The Chicago Department of Transportation and the City of Chicago are taking suggestions on locations for the city’s first bicycle boulevard
At a community meeting in Uptown this week, citizens question whether Chicago’s Independent Police Review Authority is truly independent.
Daley administration officials are getting ready to lease out more taxpayer-owned assets: the city’s three garbage sorting centers.
Suddenly lots of people are talking about how much local taxpayers are paying for city legal bills. But don’t count on them getting smaller anytime soon.
Chicago should legalize it–then tax it.
As the Daley administration once again threatens layoffs, aldermen push their own plans: privatizing services your taxes are already supposed to be paying for, and taking more of your money to do it.
The lousy economy means it’s costing Chicago taxpayers more to recycle, but city officials are vowing to press on.
Officials and business leaders hatch plans for dealing with food waste that could help the environment and the economy.
Alderman Joe Moore tells how he got his first job with the city.
Afternoon news update: While the mayor doesn’t want to share information, some Facebook users don’t want him to privatize any more assets. Meanwhile, it may get harder to protest parking tickets.
On top of the $8 million tab last month, the city has spent another $7 million clearing snow and ice so far in January.
Ron Huberman has met the primary requirement for heading the Chicago Public Schools: he knows how to keep Mayor Daley happy.