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City Council

'End run' by LED sign company fails

Rahm’s floor leader has serious concerns about Chicago ban on plastic bags

Airport security sergeants on verge of union contract

The City of Chicago is close to finalizing a collective bargaining agreement for 25 security sergeants at the Department of Aviation after having initially fought unionization of the sergeants, who supervise security officers at O’Hare and Midway airports.

Aldermanic menu money provisionally approved for urban farm

Aldermen and the Chicago Department of Law admitted confusion on Wednesday about how City Council members may use funds from the aldermanic menu program.

Council committee holds hearing on proposed plastic bag ban

Supporters and opponents of a proposal to ban city retailers from providing plastic bags offered extensive testimony measure during a Council Committee on Health and Environmental Protection meeting Tuesday, but there will likely be some changes to the ordinance before the committee votes on the measure.

Chicago ban on plastic bags stuck in neutral with Rahm on the fence

Ex-Chicago alderman Medrano found guilty in bribery trial

Chicago moves to ban plastic shopping bags—if Rahm's willing

Theater group holds on to Uptown community center for now

The fate of a former Jane Addams Hull House Association community center in the Uptown neighborhood remains uncertain due to conflicts between members of the Pegasus Players theater company, which currently leases the property, and new building owner Dave Gasman, president of DLG Management

Council committee considers ban on potentially toxic driveway sealer

The Chicago City Council Committee on Finance held a hearing on Friday pertaining to an ordinance to ban coal tar sealants, which are used on parking lots and driveways. According to a recent series of studies, the sealants contain high levels of known carcinogens.

The committee adjourned without calling a vote on the ordinance sponsored by Ald. Edward Burke (14th), the finance committee chairman, and Ald. Will Burns (4th). Burns said that the committee will be “having a couple of substantive hearings” before taking a vote on the measure.