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April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Pothole damage claims pile high

Ald. Scott Waguespack, 32nd, tried to return the amendment to committee, but Ald. Ed Burke, 14th, prevented it, keeping the proposal alive. Waguespack proposed the ordinance, which was endorsed by the Zoning Committee at his behest, saying he thought ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Children's Memorial, Bridgeport heliport clear City Council

Without a word of debate, the City Council signed off Wednesday on a pair of controversial projects: a $12.5 million Bridgeport heliport and a $350 million plan to redevelop the shuttered Lincoln Park site of Children's Memorial Hospital. Both projects ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Rahm Emanuel's Pension Plan Of Lower Benefits And Higher Taxes Will Rile ...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for fixing part of the nation's worst municipal pension crisis is now in the hands of state lawmakers — and it's likely just the first of many from cities across the state seeking legislative ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Powerful aldermen try to crack down on cellphone theft

Chicago's two most powerful aldermen moved Wednesday to give Chicago Police officers a powerful new tool to crack down on the epidemic of cellphone thefts. At a City Council meeting, Finance Committee Chairman Edward Burke (14th) and Workforce ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Heliport plan clears City Council zoning committee

The Chicago Plan Commission has already approved the plan that includes 14 launching pads, a hangar, and a water taxi dock, the report said, but the City Council still has to weigh in. DNAinfo Chicago reported that even if aldermen approve the heliport ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

City Council approves $10.7 million subsidy for Englewood Whole Foods

The City Council has signed off on a $10.7 million grant that will support development of a 48,000-square-foot retail property anchored by Whole Foods Markets Inc. in Englewood. The council approved the tax-increment financing (TIF) subsidy at the ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Chicago Aldermen React to Mayor's Pension Plan

The burden of raising property taxes to fund the city's pension overhaul will fall on the Chicago City Council. So how do aldermen feel about shouldering that responsibility? And with the Police, Fire and Teacher pension systems still in need of reform ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Aldermen Call For Investigation Into Apparent Ambulance Shortage

CHICAGO (CBS) – A CBS 2 and Better Government Association investigation is getting results as alderman are calling for an investigation and hearings into potentially life threatening ambulance shortages in the city of Chicago. CBS 2's Pam Zekman was ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Aldermen propose ban of "up the skirt" photos

CHICAGO — Two Chicago aldermen want to crack down on so called "up the skirt" photos in the city. Aldermen Latasha Thomas and Edward Burke introduced the proposal Wednesday. It would ban recording or taking pictures under or through a person's ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

McHenry library hosts movie showings, book clubs, family events

Student Resume Workshop: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission's resume workshop will assist high school freshmen through seniors in preparing a resume for an after-school or summer job. Parents are welcome to ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

This 30-Year-Old Community Organizer Thinks She Can Beat Rahm Emanuel

... in Chicago's south suburbs, Enyia earned both a law degree and a PhD in education policy from the University of Illinois before she moved to Chicago to work on a fellowship in the policy department of the mayor's office during the end of Richard M ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

City Council OKs heliport, redevelopment of ex-Children's hospital site

... can take off and land. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has authorized another one to serve the Il. Medical District. Chicago has been without a helport since March, 2003, when former Mayor Richard M. Daley demolished Meigs Field under cloak of darkness ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Illinois Press Association and Illinois Broadcasters Association support House ...

A newly introduced resolution moving through the Illinois legislature seeks to examine the practices of the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). House Resolution 985 encourages the House Elementary and Secondary Education to hold hearings on the ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Diocese of Joliet Catholic High Schools Announce 2014 Illinois State Scholars

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) recognized 255 Diocese of Joliet high school students from the graduating class of 2014 as Illinois State Scholars. The students haled from the seven Catholic high schools in the Joliet Dioceses ...

April 03, 2014 @ 7:00 AM

Pat Quinn's running mate touts tax hike extension

SHARE 2 CONNECTTWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE. CHICAGO (AP) - Lieutenant governor candidate Paul Vallas is promoting Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to make the income tax increase permanent and blasting Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner.

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