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Skeptical aldermen took aim Friday at Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to revamp the much-reviled parking meter lease, warning that his proposal to trade longer meter hours for free Sundays could turn into yet another financial boon for the company holding the...
Chicago taxpayers still could end up pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the coffers of the company leasing the city's parking meters under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revamp of the much-reviled deal, a Tribune analysis has found. Most of the extra...
I've got a feeling that in some weird, alternate universe, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is making a decent living playing hide-the-pea. You know the game, don't you? First, you put your money down. Then Mr. Misdirection places a pea under one of three cups....
Surrounded by kids as he accepted money from a soft-drink company for nutrition and exercise classes, Rahm Emanuel was asked if it might make more sense for children's health to take a harder line on the sale of sugary drinks. "I'm here about making...
Tribune reportersDrivers would have to feed most Chicago parking meters for more hours every day except Sunday under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced as part of a deal to settle a long-running dispute with the private firm that holds the controversial 75-year meter...
Clout StreetMany folks who park in a Chicago garage or lot will pay more come July under a new tax structure the City Council approved today despite objections from the hotel industry. Six aldermen, including Ald. Brendan Reilly, 42nd, who represents downtown,...
Bundled up against the biting cold on a recent evening, parents of students at Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy knocked on doors and collected signatures in an effort to keep their school open. The parents don't know if the Logan Square...
Tribune reporterThe City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow a conglomerate to build nearly three dozen digital billboards along city expressways in exchange for a lease of at least 20 years. The deal with Interstate-JCDecaux passed 43-6. It had...
Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council today easily approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6.5 billion budget for next year.As aldermen met, the only debate was over the mayor’s expected margin of victory. Last year, the City Council voted 50-0 to approve Emanuel's...
Tribune reporterFor the last several months, the City of Chicago has been mysteriously stripped of metal tree grates and sewer covers. Officials believe that on Thursday they uncovered a cache of the items worth hundreds of thousands of dollars in a West Side...
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Ever since Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance last month that would allow food trucks to serve freshly cooked meals around the city, truck owners have been hoping for significant changes. On Wednesday, the day before a public hearing on the...
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UPDATE: On Wednesday, the City Council passed a Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks, but also restrict the areas in which they're allowed to park and serve. The ordinance was passed with a 45-1 vote, with Ald....
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