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City Council

Read Alderman Scott Waguespack’s parking meter questions

Plan Commission approves South Loop private school amid community opposition

The Chicago Plan Commission unanimously approved last week a private school for a part of the South Loop neighborhood that is known as the Roosevelt Collection. However, the local alderman is among those against the proposal.     

Developer McCaffery Interest Inc. is seeking permission to build a two-story, 75,000 square-foot building for the British School, a private school that already has a campus for elementary and secondary school students in the Lincoln Park neighborhood. 

Burke defends Rahm's decision to enlist firefighters in school closings safe passage

Black Caucus chair wants mayor to follow hearing officers’ recommendations

Chicago museums can't display historical firearms

Alderman meets with bond experts on buying back parking meters

Proposed pedicab ordinance draws criticism

2 dozen aldermen back mayor’s parking meter plan — not enough to seal the deal

Emanuel lays out changes to parking meters, wants steeper traffic tickets for bikers

City Council members voiced concerns on Wednesday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed revisions of the 75-year parking meter lease between the city and Chicago Parking Meters LLC.

City approval of charter school ignites debate over aldermanic privilege

The rezoning of an industrial site in McKinley Park to build a charter school passed the Chicago City Council on Wednesday but not before a debate about what, if any, responsibilities aldermen have to evaluate zoning legislation outside their wards.