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Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to tighten lobbying rules passed the Chicago City Council today after some slight modifications. “For too long there have been frayed threads between the public and (elected officials),” Emanuel said. “This is...
Tags: Politics, Values, Employees, Rahm Emanuel, Ethics
Clout StreetTwo aldermen looking for last-minute ways to head off painful budget cuts proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel floated the idea Wednesday of extending the city’s cigarette tax to other tobacco products. Ald. Matthew O’Shea, 19th, and Leslie...
Tribune reporterCustomers of increasingly popular downtown rooftop gardens and outdoor patios could hang out an hour later on weekdays under a proposed trial program that got a preliminary nod from a City Council panel today. Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, put the...
Not long after developer Anthony Rossi got City Hall approval for a much-needed zoning change in downtown Chicago, he received a surprising phone call from the speaker of the Illinois House. Michael J. Madigan wasn't calling to talk about state issues....
Tribune staff reportersRichard Daley leaves office this month as one of the most ambitious mayors Chicago ever had, a political heir who embraced and transcended his birthright but whose hands-on drive to improve the city he loved did not always match his reach. Chicago's...
Chicago aldermen spent hours Wednesday offering homages to the departing Mayor Richard Daley, lauding his civic passion, political guts and even his my-way-or-the-highway tendencies. The abundant praise from all but a few City Council members was...
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel plans to begin curbing the city's spending habits as soon as he takes office Monday. On "Day One," he will put a freeze on just about everything but paychecks and bills coming due. That will help fulfill his pledge to cut $75...
Tags: Privatization, Politics, Employees, Health, Rahm Emanuel
Change of SubjectThen -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
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