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In the cold light of day, the 2008 contract between the city of Chicago and Chicago Parking Meters LLC looks a lot like a $1.2 billion payday loan. That's the apt observation of freshman Ald. Ameya Pawar, 47th, as the City Council prepares to vote on...
Clout StreetA group of aldermen are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools starting in 2014 in Chicago, arguing it doesn't make sense to add new charter seats at a time the city is considering closing public schools that don't have enough students. "It's...
Clout StreetThe City Council Finance Committee today endorsed spending $32.7 million to settle two police misconduct cases, including what may be the single largest payment of its kind in city history. The larger settlement, now set for a Thursday vote of the...
No high school in America did more to shape the sound of jazz than a magnificent edifice at 49th Street and Wabash Avenue, on the South Side of Chicago. Singer-pianist Nat "King" Cole, master vocalist Johnny Hartman, piano whiz Dorothy Donegan and...
Tribune reporterThe City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow a conglomerate to build nearly three dozen digital billboards along city expressways in exchange for a lease of at least 20 years. The deal with Interstate-JCDecaux passed 43-6. It had...
Tribune reporterAldermen told Chicago’s transportation chief Friday that they want input on the planned rollout of speed cameras and bike lanes in their wards. Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, told Department of Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein she doesn’t want...
Here's the transcript of a sometimes contentious, sometimes humorous Feb. 8, 2012, interview of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in which he provides the most expansive view yet on his pledge of transparency, his governing style and his interactions with reporters....
Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council did more than Mayor Rahm Emanuel's head tax reduction pitch on Wednesday. Here's a roundup: *Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, introduced a measure that puts into place an agreement with banks on how vacant properties in foreclosure...
TribLocal - EvanstonA handful of Chicago aldermen today couldn't resist the chance to tweak suburbanites, saying that maybe the idea of a commuter tax isn't all that …...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel plans to support a measure that would require banks to secure and maintain vacant buildings. It'll be introduced at today's City Council meeting by Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd. The proposal would hold lenders and other lien holders...
Tags: Rahm Emanuel, Vehicles, Chicago Mayor, Real Estate
Clout StUPDATED at 9:43 p.m. Posted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 7:10 p.m.; check back for updates on results. City Council incumbents in several wards were beating back challenges tonight but at least two longtime aldermen appeared headed for......
Tribune reportersCraig Huffman comes to the private-equity world with a multifaceted set of credentials: two master's degrees from the University of Chicago, stints in the non-profit world, and a stretch as a rehabber of distressed properties. Now Huffman is ready to...
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