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Leaders of the City Council’s Latino Caucus today said they expect more majority-Hispanic wards to emerge from the ward remap process that is just getting underway. The group put forth its argument as new census data showed large drops in the...
Clout StreetA unified group of African-American aldermen made their opening offer Monday in Chicago’s redistricting debate: one less majority black ward and two more majority Latino wards. The deal was politically easy for the City Council’s Black Caucus...
WGN NewsJust around the corner from the Perez Elementary School in Pilsen sits a century-old coal-fire plant. Fifty-three year old Pilsen resident Leila Mendez comments, “I remember one time walking, and I couldn’t breathe, and it was just like a...
Tags: Asthma, Pilsen, Local Elections, Coal, Elections
Clout StreetOne of the City Council’s most powerful members today questioned two key ways Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed to generate millions of dollars in revenue that would help close the city’s wide budget gap. Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, said he wanted...
Tribune reporterChicago aldermen will introduce an ordinance to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana, which supporters said will free up police to chase more serious criminals and raise revenue for the city. Under a proposal Ald. Daniel Solis, 25th, will introduce...
5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 6:09 a.m. State representative Michael McAuliffe, the chairman of Illinois Veterans Committee, explains how the state is preparing to provide jobs to our service men and women now that they are coming home. 6:21 a.m. ...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel today indicated he's undecided on an ordinance that would see Chicago police issue tickets instead of make arrests for those caught with a small amount of marijuana. “This issue has two parts to it, not one. The first part...
Clout StreetChicago children younger than 12 would have to be inside by 8:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday under a new curfew proposal endorsed today by a committee at the urging of aldermen whose South Side neighborhoods have been hit hard by street violence. On...
Clout StreetA City Council committee today endorsed an ordinance that could push three industrial operations to speed up their compliance with federal standards for the release of harmful lead into the atmosphere. Under the proposal, the city could order plants that...
Tags: Pilsen, Elections, Coal, Environmental Issues, Business
Clout StreetThe company that owns two pollution-spewing coal-fired power plants targeted by environmental activists could be forced to talk clean-up with Mayor Rahm Emanuel after an ordinance was unveiled today that could halt their operations. Although a nearly...
Clout StreetThe leader of the Chicago City Council’s Latino Caucus said today that four more wards should have Latino supermajorities, an announcement that came as the council nears a deadline for redrawing the city’s wards. The city should have 14...
Tribune reporterChicago Police Officer Brian T. Strouse was shot and killed during the early-morning hours of June 30, 2001 as he hid behind a parked van during surveillance for gang and drug activity in the Pilsen neighborhood. On Friday, 10 years after his death,...
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