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The century-old gray office building may not look like much — its owner says it can be hard to rent — but it has become a central meeting place for private interests and public money. The Summit building's owner is state Sen. Steven Landek....
Tribune reporterLess than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries. The vote was...
Clout StreetChicago voters might not have to weigh in on a new City Council ward map this year after a national expert on Monday blessed a compromise plan put forth by dueling groups of aldermen. But council members plan to press forward with more public hearings...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting Thursday to consider a new map of the city’s 50 wards, but the aldermen leading the effort to reach a political compromise said the final vote may not come until early next week. A...
Clout StreetA unified group of African-American aldermen made their opening offer Monday in Chicago’s redistricting debate: one less majority black ward and two more majority Latino wards. The deal was politically easy for the City Council’s Black Caucus...
While the political adage holds that to the winner go the spoils, under Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, even some losers have done very well. Take Dan Seals. He failed three times to win a North Shore congressional seat, and his tax returns showed he mostly...
Clout StreetThe protracted, clout-heavy fight over a multi-million dollar contract to run the restaurants and stores in O’Hare airport’s international terminal moved a step closer to being resolved today. The City Council Aviation Committee endorsed...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel won approval today of a 25-year deal that will replace a clout-heavy concession operator at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal with a company that’s pledged to invest $26.2 million to improve the quality of...
Tribune reporterDozens of Chicago police officers and officials gathered this morning to dedicate a Southwest Side street to Officer Michael Gordon, who was killed in a car crash while on duty in 2004. Gordon’s family joined officers and public officials at 51st...
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 12:01 a.m.; last updated at 2:17 p.m. Mayor Richard Daley today told aldermen at his final City Council meeting that he "loved every minute" of his time in office. “This is the......
Clout StPosted by John Byrne, Hal Dardick and Kristen Mack at 11 p.m. Chicago’s most powerful alderman would keep control of the influential Finance Committee under a City Council reorganization that could be announced next week, according to sources...
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