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City Council

City Hyde Park to get $11.8 million in TIF support

City Council round-up: E-cigarette ban passes easily, measure against charter schools likely DOA

Legislation to prohibit e-cigarettes in indoor places where tobacco cigarettes are already banned sailed through the City Council by a 45-4 vote on Wednesday, despite hours of testimony on the council floor and in committee against the ban.


Sneed exclusive: Ald. Leslie Hairston wants city to stop doing business with Chase

Finance committee debates environmental matters, but takes little action

On the same day that the City Council Finance Committee moved to ban e-cigarettes in indoor public places, committee Chairman Ed Burke (14th) on Monday pushed two other public health matters: a city ban on polystyrene foam and a call to better regulate rail tanker cars that carry crude oil.


Greenleaf Ave. firehouse finalists vie for alderman's support

Chicago ban on e-cigs indoors advances

A City Council joint committee on Monday approved a ban on so-called e-cigarettes in indoor public places following a parade of public witnesses and fiery debate about the health harms of the electronic products.


Ald. Pawar hosts special ward night to field snow plowing complaints

Police, alderman hope to curb Devon Avenue pedestrian accidents

Tunney picking up Christmas trees for recycling Saturday

Aldermen want Buildings Department focused on foreclosures

Aldermen on Wednesday had kind words for Felicia Davis, who is Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s pick to head the city’s Department of Buildings, but they also said that the department must do more to deal with foreclosures and vacant properties.