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City Council

Science charter school gets zoning approval after heated debate

Measure targeting lead, asbestos exposure passes Council committee

A City Council committee signed off on a proposal Monday aimed at reducing exposure to lead-based paint and asbestos during demolition and renovation of certain buildings located in Chicago.

Ald. Brendan Reilly blindsided by River North midnight parking meter plan

Chicago offers compromise on water bill exemptions for nonprofits

Aldermen want to expand authority of city inspector general

Chicago City Council members proposed amendments to the 1989 City Inspector General Ordinance intended to significantly increase the power of the inspector general, the in-house watchdog of the city’s executive branch.

One alderman favors raising Chicago’s smoking age to 21, mayor hesitant

City ordinance promises TIF transparency amid calls for reform

A coalition of aldermen proposed legislation on Wednesday that would require the city to aggregate information and performance metrics regarding Tax Increment Finance projects into a centralized online database.

The “TIF accountability ordinance” builds on the 2009 TIF sunshine ordinance that required the city’s Department of Housing and Economic Development to publish information about spending in each TIF district.

Damen, Elston and Fullerton fix gets closer

City hall progressives push for online TIF database

Alderman wants Chicago to ban pavement sealants made with coal tar

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