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Aldermen approve free Sunday parking, longer meter hours
Jun. 5, 2013
Chicago drivers can now look forward to free Sunday parking - and longer meter hours - as part of a package of changes to the city’s hated parking meter privatization approved by the City Council.
Peek at Mayor Emanuel’s tax returns
Jun. 4, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his family reported more than $370,000 in income during 2012, a good chunk of it from investments.
Parking meter plan advances
Jun. 3, 2013
Emanuel’s plan to trade longer meter hours for free Sunday parking is headed to the full City Council.
An 'outrageously insane' gun license loophole
May. 30, 2013
Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification card program is supposed to keep guns away from felons and the mentally ill. But thousands of revoked FOID cards are unaccounted for, and their owners could still buy guns and ammunition.
Alderman: Emanuel's fuzzy meter math
May. 24, 2013
A Chicago alderman says the Mayor’s tweaks to the much-despised parking meter privatization contract may not be as good as they seem.
Gay rights groups bristle at being excluded from immigration bill
May. 22, 2013
Some prominent Illinois gay rights groups say they feel betrayed that same-sex couples were dropped from an immigration overhaul bill in the U.S. Senate.
Gay marriage roils search for GOP chair
May. 15, 2013
Illinois State Rep. Ron Sandack is withdrawing his name from the GOP chairman search, saying some party insiders thought his support for same-sex marriage would be too controversial.
Obama's Chicago crew
May. 3, 2013
If she is confirmed as Commerce Secretary, Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker would be far from the first Obama pal from the Windy City.
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