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Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to change the terms of the city’s parking meter lease despite questions about the deal’s financial impact and fear of giving Chicago Parking Meters LLC...
Even before the City Council on Wednesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for free Sunday neighborhood parking, more than a dozen aldermen were making plans to quickly restore paid parking throughout the weekend in business districts stretching...
Baruch and Joyce Schur were out of options. They couldn't find anywhere for their physically and intellectually disabled 26-year-old son to live, at least nowhere that met their criteria or didn't have a yearslong waiting list. The 55-year-old couple...
Chicago is waging war on bedbugs. A proposed ordinance declares the nocturnal parasites a "public nuisance" and enlists condominium associations, landlords and others to join the fight. "Bedbugs are a growing problem in the city, as they are in many...
Tags: Rental Service, Ray Suarez
Skin cancer victims who ascribe their maladies to tanning salons persuaded a panel of Chicago aldermen Wednesday to bar tanning facilities from letting people younger than 18 use their equipment, even if the minors have the permission of a parent or...
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Clout StreetSkin cancer victims who ascribe their maladies to tanning salons convinced a panel of Chicago aldermen Wednesday to bar tanning facilities from letting people under age 18 use their equipment, even if the minors have the permission of a parent or...
Clout StreetTanning beds in Chicago salons soon will be off limits to people younger than 18. The City Council today overwhelmingly voted in favor of the tan parlor ban in a move the sponsoring alderman said is aimed at protecting children from cancer. Ald. Debra...
Tags: Local Government, Cancer, Rahm Emanuel, Elections, Politics
Clout StreetThe city’s top aviation official today said she opposes an effort to require shops and restaurants at the city’s major airports to pay a “living wage,” an idea backed by a majority of aldermen. Instead, the wages paid should be...
Tribune reporterCustomers of increasingly popular downtown rooftop gardens and outdoor patios could hang out an hour later on weekdays under a proposed trial program that got a preliminary nod from a City Council panel today. Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, put the...
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick at 5:25 p.m. Fighting for his political life, Far North Side Ald. Bernard Stone’s campaign funneled nearly $14,000 to a political committee that attacked his primary challenger while leaving no direct trail to the City Council....
Clout StPosted by Rick Pearson at 7:42 p.m. Candidates in Chicago’s 14 aldermanic run-off contests have reported raising $1.6 million in big-dollar contributions since the February election, including more than $200,000 from Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s...
Change of SubjectThen -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
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