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Change of SubjectSpeech to City Council (remarks as prepared) Nearly five months ago, we joined together in Millennium Park to take the oath of office. The people of Chicago gave us a mandate for change. They recognized that the status quo was......
Clout StPosted by John Byrne at 12:05 p.m. Several Chicago African-American aldermen who are safely re-elected today pledged to help to their colleagues who face runoffs. During a closed-door meeting at City Hall, members of the City Council black caucus said.......
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 2:17 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley today told aldermen at his final City Council meeting that he "loved every minute" of his time in office. “This is the......
Clout StPosted 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......
Aldermen, have your heads stopped spinning over all the details in that McCormick Place/Navy Pier megadeal announced Thursday? If so, we have some questions for you. No, not about that megadeal. About the last megadeal. The one on revising the parking...
Tribune reporterNorma Reyes, who served as Chicago's deputy chief of staff and commissioner of business affairs and consumer protection, died Monday. She was 56. Reyes worked as a Cook County assistant state’s attorney for nine years before becoming chief...
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Smaller religious institutions and other nonprofit organizations that do charitable work would get free city water once again, while some larger ones would get greater water discounts than they do now under a plan the City Council Budget Committee...
Tribune reporterMore than 100 religious leaders and a handful of aldermen today called for a repeal of the water fee imposed on non-profits by the city last year. "The lake is a gift from God," said Cardinal Francis George said. "We feel sometimes we should charge...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago aldermen have proposed a compromise to religious leaders who say that paying their water bill after decades of a blanket exemption will rob them of the resources necessary to provide social services. On Sunday, city...
Clout StreetChicago aldermen today balked at an ethics reform bill proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, even after the mayor agreed to heavily dilute provisions after City Council members fretted about the potential use of anonymous complaints for political retribution....
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that restoring free water service to churches and non-profit agencies as some aldermen suggest would reverse a campaign promise he’s fulfilled. “I pledged in the campaign that we were not going to give away...
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., the ambitious political heir to a powerful Chicago family whose once promising future collapsed amid federal ethics investigations and a diagnosis of mental illness, resigned Wednesday from the South Side congressional seat he held...
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