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City Council

Guns not on menu if Ald. Burke has his way

While repeating that “booze and bullets do not mix,” Alderman Ed Burke (14th) successfully pushed through the Chicago City Council Finance Committee on Friday an ordinance that would ban guns at restaurants and most other establishments that serve alcohol.

Ald. Hairston to seek alternative school for South Shore

City’s top lawyer: No end in sight to Burge torture lawsuits

The Chicago City Council Finance Committee approved on Friday two settlements totaling $12.3 million with plaintiffs who say they were tortured by former police commander Jon Burge.

If the full City Council approves the settlements on Wednesday, that will bring the total amount the city has paid out in cases where Burge is a defendant to $85 million, according to Friday’s committee testimony from Stephen Patton, the city’s corporation counsel. A federal court convicted Burge in 2010 of lying under oath about systemic torture committed under his command.

Aldermen hold off on city plan to revive vacant properties

Citing their lack of input in the process, members of a Chicago City Council committee deferred on Thursday a set of ordinances that would have let Chicago’s Department of Housing and Economic Development transfer city-owned, distressed properties to a nonprofit lender.

“I think that you forgot to include aldermen in this project,” Alderman Ray Saurez (31st) told Anthony Simpkins, deputy commissioner of HED’s preservation division. “We’re going to have to hold this.”

$12.3 million settlement in police torture case spares Daley from testifying

More police positions not needed, Ald. James Balcer says

Solis wants Lownenthal site green, but ownership's still up in the air

Loyola gets vacated street to create more of a campus feel in Rogers Park

City Council’s inspector could be in trouble, aldermen warned

Aldermen, BGA applaud mayor for reappointing Ferguson

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