Mayor Rahm Emanuel accused his revamped Board of Ethics of turning “average citizens” into lobbyists in its haste to shed its weakling image.
State attorney Brent Stratton said Illinois can’t come close to finding a spare $500 million.
Aldermen approved an ordinance making it tougher and more costly for sex to be sold at spas and massage therapy establishments.
It was not immediately clear what Trump meant by “internet taxes.” The White House declined to answer questions about the president’s statement.
The Cubs scored two White House visits following the 2016 World Series win, Jan. 16 with former President Obama and Wednesday with President Trump.
That penny-an-ounce tax was passed in November. It covers carbonated soft drinks, whether sweetened with sugar or a substitute such as aspartame.
The Rules Committee agreed to limit public participation at City Council meetings to three minutes per person, 30 minutes overall, despite complaints.