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Orr pushes Chicago to tap special tax dollars for schools
Jul. 11, 2013
Cook County Clerk David Orr said Chicago politicians should use “much more” tax increment financing dollars to bolster the city’s struggling public schools.
Alderman Dick Mell retires
Jul. 3, 2013
Dick Mell submits resignation letter, ending 38-year-long career as alderman.
What do aldermen really do?
Jun. 11, 2013
Sure, they pass laws and vote on city budgets. But there’s so much more. Think: Pregnancy tests and pigeon poo.
Aldermanic bribery scheme pushed by government?
Jun. 7, 2013
Defense attorneys for a former Chicago alderman on trial for bribery say it was government investigators who were really pushing a bribery scheme, not former Ald. Ambrosio Medrano.
City approves tenant foreclosure protections
Jun. 5, 2013
The Chicago City Council approved protections for renters whose units have entered foreclosure.
At midterm, Emanuel still cozy with City Council
May. 16, 2013
Some aldermen praise Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hands-on approach to City Council wheeling and dealing. But can his unprecedented aldermanic support endure?
Churches take ‘leap of faith’ on water deal
May. 8, 2013
Chicago religious groups pulled their opposition to a compromise plan to charge non-profits for city water after some last-second lobbying.
Englewood seeks concessions in rail yard deal
Feb. 28, 2013
Norfolk Southern is seeking city land in its expansion of a South Side rail yard. Englewood residents now want the city to join any land deal to reduction in diesel fumes and other mitigations
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