Chicago City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on an ordinance that would automatically deduct outstanding debts from Illinoisans' state income tax returns.The city estimates nearly 100,000 state residents and businesses have unpaid city parking tickets, red light camera citations and administr
City Hall was tense Thursday and more political maneuvering was expected Friday. Aldermen have been fighting for electoral survival as they redraw the city’s ward boundaries, which they have to do every 10 years using new census data.
All week Eight Forty-Eight looked at some of the proposals in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 budget, such as its potential impact on libraries and the city’s water system. Next week, the City Council will vote on the budget.
Hmmm, should I go with the silhouette smoking a joint stock photo?Or just go with the generic marijuana plant?Or heck, I'll just show a couple hippies at Woodstock: The City Council is going to vote on decriminalizing pot.
In the second part of The First 100 community forum, Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy was joined by a panel of local leaders: Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool, City of Chicago comptroller Amer Ahmad and Departm
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel got his way, "the era of big government as we know it" would come to a close at City Hall. "Efficiency" is the new buzz word-- and the measure by which Emanuel asked residents to assess his success as mayor.