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City Council

Tribune meets with alderman about riverfront printing plant

Protected, buffered bike lanes could be installed in Uptown this year

Aldermen want Emanuel to extinguish cigarette tax hike

Several City Council members on Monday denounced Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise the city cigarette tax by 75 cents per pack. The proposal is part of the mayor’s proposed 2014 budget.  


Bobby Cann Way unveiled, honors bicyclist killed by alleged drunk driver

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