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March 15, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

Emanuel cuts speed-camera hours

Chicago Tribune/

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing a slightly modified version of his plan to blanket the city with speed cameras that includes scaled-back hours. The mayor is looking to attract votes from aldermen concerned about political backlash. 

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  • Aldermen skeptical of speed camera plan [WBEZ]



March 14, 2012 @ 4:20 PM

Chicago Police Department Transgender Ordinance Introduced In City Council

Huffington Post/

Alderman Proco Joe Moreno has introduced an ordinance to City Council, aimed at easing problems within the Chicago Police Department in handling transgender detainees.


March 14, 2012 @ 7:00 AM

Aldermen ask whether city's speed-camera push is about safety or dollars

Sun-Times/

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his plan to blanket Chicago with speed cameras is an effort to improve safety around schools and parks. But, with the mayor set to unveil his proposed speed-camera ordinance to the City Council today, several aldermen are questioning whether the camera push is actually a bid to bring more dollars into City Hall and aid some of Emanuel’s political allies.

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March 05, 2012 @ 11:40 AM

City to hire cops, boost kids programs with tax refunds taken from debtors

Chicago Sun-Times/

Chicago will hire 50 more police officers and keep 20,000 more young people occupied this summer, thanks to the first $8.5 million in city debt siphoned from the state income tax refunds of chronic scofflaws, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday.


February 22, 2012 @ 7:29 AM

Daley Center architect Jacques Brownson, 1923-2012

Chicago Tribune/

Jacques Brownson, the chief architect of Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center, the steely, broad-shouldered modernist skyscraper that ranks among Chicago’s greatest post-World World II designs, died Sunday at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo. He was 88 years old.


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