Chicago aldermen interviewed Wednesday agreed a fare hike would be easier for their constituents to swallow than service cuts.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said the city could house thousands of Puerto Ricans fleeing the hurricane-ravaged island.
The cart inventory is not being conducted with the intention of switching to a volume-based garbage fee, a city spokeswoman said.
A new investigation goes beyond allegations made in a lawsuit a Wicker Park building owner filed against his alderman and the city.
Crews will rehab 16 existing buildings and build a single new one during the first phase of construction north of Diversey Parkway.
Local Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) used control over zoning to muscle through a change that strengthens his hand in determining the property’s future.
Moreno said his only motivation is to make certain that residents of the trendy neighborhood have control over what goes into the club’s former home.
The suit seeks more than $9.6 million in damages from the 1st Ward alderman, the city of Chicago and the city’s zoning committee.
THE WATCHDOGS: While backing plans for condos in their wards, aldermen for booming neighborhoods got loans from bank led by the developers’ lawyer.
“Insult to injury, man,” Justine Bayod-Espoz said of the venue change to a 5,412-square-foot house that’s the picture of North Side gentrification.
His appearance at a $50-a-plate “Discussion of Gentrification with Ald. Joe Moreno” won’t quiet criticism.
Illinois Restaurant Association President Sam Toia is backing a plan to allow Chicago food trucks to park and stay longer in one legal space.
Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (1st) says food trucks need longer than two hours to stay in one place if they are to survive and thrive in Chicago.
The last Council meeting of a difficult year began on a happy note. But, when the feel-good debate was over, it was down to controversial business.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $50 million revenue package is expected to sail through a City Council committee Monday.