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City Council

Alderman wants $25 bike registration fee

Ald. Arena cleared after investigation into improper campaign contributions

City Council approves $130 million in tax incentives to revive Rosenwald

Aldermen introduce Burge torture case program to City Council floor

Aldermen Howard Brookins (21st) and Proco "Joe" Moreno (1st) introduced an ordinance to City Council Wednesday that would set aside $20 million to compensate victims of torture under former Chicago Police Department Commander Jon Burge.

The ordinance would also serve as a formal apology to those victims, create a commission to administer the financial compensation and provide free enrollment in City Colleges to the victims. Another provision requires that Chicago Public Schools teach history lessons about the Burge torture cases.


Some Aldermen express reservations about gun crime bill supported by Emanuel

The Chicago City Council approved Wednesday a resolution calling for strengthened sentencing laws for illegal possession of firearms in Illinois following a passionate floor debate on the measure that sends mixed signals to Springfield lawmakers about stricter sentences.


For-profit boarding homes for recovering addicts irk neighbors, alderman

Finance committee OKs Vienna Beef relocation deal

Members of the City Council Finance Committee on Friday approved a redevelopment agreement with Vienna Beef Company under which the Chicago-based hot dog maker will relocate to the South Side.

Council zoning committee OKs furniture gallery, charter school, senior housing facility

The City Council Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards passed an ordinance Thursday that would allow for the transformation of the Three Arts Club, a Chicago landmark in the city’s Gold Coast neighborhood, into a furniture gallery and café.

Cappleman: Curbing public drinking, vagrancy will reduce Uptown crime

Racist rants from city employee to cost taxpayers $560,000