Aldermen can vote to fire city workers but they better not vote against a TIF.
But for aldermen, the appointments are a mixed blessing.
Two years too late, the City Council takes a tough stand on Mayor Rahm’s $55 million DePaul basketball arena/Marriott hotel.
How the GOP candidate for governor compares with other political figures who like to push people around.
Beneath the Democratic party’s call for unity, discord reigns.
The City Council passed a new fee on Dumpsters—without knowing who’s going to pay, who’s going to profit, and whose idea it was.
Rahm gets in the real estate game—with your money.
Mayor Emanuel sticks it to the poor by drowning charities in new water fees.
A NATO/G8 primer: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask
Somehow Mayor Emanuel gets his way again
The city took another small step in its attempt to tackle the ongoing foreclosure crisis today. The City Council’s housing committee signed off on the latest city plan to implement […]
Garry McCarthy and the aldermen who signed off on his appointment as Chicago police superintendent Monday were eager to send a message to the public: He is not Jody Weis. […]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presides over his first full City Council meeting, which runs about as smoothly as the ones Mayor Daley used to preside over.
Aldermen rush through a gun-control law they’ve barely read to replace a gun-control law nobody seems to have enforced. Who really benefits? Mayor Daley.
Less than a day after it was introduced, the Chicago City Council has unanimously passed a new gun-control law that city officials call one of the toughest in the country. “The details don’t really matter,” says one alderman.