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Opinion: Office of Financial Analysis a must have for City Council

Aldermen back giving part of Sheffield, Waveland to Cubs

E-cigarette ban in public places smolders in committee

Members of the City Council’s Health and Finance committees decided during a joint meeting Monday to defer the vote on an ordinance banning “e-cigarettes” in public places where tobacco products are already banned, such as restaurants. The ordinance would also build on a state ban this year of e-cigarette sales to minors by imposing a $1,000 fine to retailers caught selling electronic cigarettes to minors.

Referendums for March ballot set without elected school board item

Chicago's City Council Finance Committee on Monday approved placing three non-binding referendums concerning taxi rates, high-capacity firearm magazines and guns in restaurants on ballots in Chicago for the upcoming March elections.   

Children's Memorial redevelopment meeting delayed again

PHOTOS: 1st Ward Awards combine community pride with friendly competition

Tunney cheers on changes to plans for Wrigley redevelopment

Members of City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday approved changes to plans for the massive redevelopment of Wrigley Field.

The newly-approved plans do not contain a previously proposed pedestrian bridge and call for the entrance to a new hotel to be located along a residential street instead of a commercial street, as pitched previously. Wrigleyville Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) – a one-time skeptic of the development – hailed the revised project as a “generational development” that will bring economic development and tax revenue to the city.

Ashland, Division and Milwaukee to be designated 'Polish Triangle'

Town hall set for Chinatown 'vision plan'

City Council committee approves 43 night games at Wrigley Field

The City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection passed an ordinance Wednesday allowing the Chicago Cubs to hold up to 43 regular season night games next baseball season.

The amended legislation permits the Cubs to schedule 35 night games and allows the team to move up to eight scheduled day games to nighttime starts in order to meet Major League Baseball's television broadcast obligations. The measure would not allow the city to veto the team’s choices for the rescheduled night games, unlike an ordinance approved previously by the City Council.