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Clout StUPDATED at 9:43 p.m. Posted by Hal Dardick and John Byrne at 7:10 p.m.; check back for updates on results. City Council incumbents in several wards were beating back challenges tonight but at least two longtime aldermen appeared headed for......
Clout StPosted by Hal Dardick at 7:10 p.m. A majority of Chicago aldermen have agreed with Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on a City Council committee structure that would weaken the influence of Ald. Edward Burke, 14th. Under the new structure outlined today......
Clout StUPDATED by John Chase at 4:45 p.m. with additional comment from Chico, Gutierrez, del Valle. Gery Chico was endorsed for mayor today by U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a move aimed at burnishing the former Chicago Public Schools chiefâ€™s credentials in......
Aldermen, have your heads stopped spinning over all the details in that McCormick Place/Navy Pier megadeal announced Thursday? If so, we have some questions for you. No, not about that megadeal. About the last megadeal. The one on revising the parking...
The Chicago City Council will vote on many items Wednesday. None likely will be more important than the zoning change on tap for the property at 2245 W. Pershing Road. That is where Concept Schools, a top-quality charter operator, wants to open the...
RedEyeCome Fridays, Nelson Ignila, a 22-year-old Lincoln Park resident, is exhausted from the long hours he puts in at his management consulting job. Since he doesn't have time for an evening nap before going out, Ignila reaches for one of the 5-Hour Energy...
Clout StreetThe perceived dangers to children posed by often-sugary, much-caffeinated energy drinks resulted in much talk but no action Tuesday during a City Council committee hearing. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, has proposed banning drinks with at least 180 milligrams...
New York City barred convenience stores and restaurants from selling outsize sodas. Boston's mayor halted pop sales and soft-drink advertising in city buildings to fight obesity and rising health care costs. In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to take...
Tribune reporterHealth advocates and soda supporters will go head to head Tuesday in a City Council committee hearing on a sugary beverage tax. The hearing was spurred by a resolution presented by Ald George Cardenas ((12th) earlier this year that asked the City Council...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money. The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8. “...
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