A Chicago City Council committee preliminarily approved settlements in two police misconduct cases Tuesday that would cost the city nearly $33 million, including $22.5 million to a California woman that apparently would be the largest to a single such plaintiff in the city's history.
We continue our look at the function of City Council with a broader look at the role of aldermen in Chicago neighborhoods. Alds. Beale, Moore and Waguespack join Rick in studio. We'll recap the Bears Monday-night massacre against the 49ers. And actor Mark Nasser makes us an offer we can't refuse.
City Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of Mayor Emanuel's budget proposals last week. Does the mayor wield a rubber stamp or do aldermen provide significant input? Plus, we look at Notre Dame's new place atop the BCS rankings. And Rick chats with Goose Island's John Hall.