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Chicago's private parking meter operator could make $2 million per year in new convenience fees on top of investing the deposits made by drivers who pay by phone, under one new aspect of a complicated agreement Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented Wednesday to...
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,...
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...
Clout StreetA City Council committee today signed off on 21 locations where food trucks will be able to park on a regular basis, but two others didn’t make the cut. The ordinance making food trucks legal requires that at least 30 “food truck stands&...
After months of uncertainty, the Portage Theater is under new ownership. The current tenants who run and manage the cinema received a letter Wednesday night from an attorney representing the new owner informing them of the change, effective Sept. 1....
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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Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to tighten up ethics rules for city employees advanced through a City Council committee Wednesday despite concerns by aldermen that the new rules could handcuff them as they try to deal with issues in their communities....
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Tribune reporterA Northwest Side church has dropped its bid to purchase the Portage Theater in the Six Corners shopping district, a move the local alderman had warned would threaten efforts at a revival in the area. Chicago Tabernacle Church released a statement...
After a four-hour hearing filled with heated questions and tearful testimony, an expanded mobile food ordinance two years in the making was approved Thursday by the Chicago City Council's License and Consumer Protection Committee. And while some...
Tribune reporterThe Chicago City Council today approved a measure to expand food truck offerings following weeks of controversy about various provisions in the new rules. Aldermen voted 45-1 to approve the ordinance, with Ald. John Arena, 45th, the sole "no" vote....
Change of SubjectWith one metaphorical, magical swing of his gavel, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th, recently turned 96 hours into 48 hours and — zim zalla bim! — made a potential embarrassment for Mayor Rahm Emanuel disappear. Here’s the play-by-play: Several...
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