A vote on a measure that would strip members of the Chicago City Council of their authority to ban commercial property owners from hiring a firms to patrol their parking lots and swiftly immobilize cars that are parked there illegally was delayed. A familiar lobbyist and campaign cash factor into the debate.
City Council Debate Over Private Booting Shines Light on Ways Clout and Campaign Cash Work in Chicago
Four aldermen share their thoughts on how Ald. Ed Burke’s legal trouble may alter the rules and organization of Chicago’s City Council.
President Donald Trump says “there’s no reason” for recent shootings in Chicago. We speak with two aldermen about the gun violence in their communities and what can be done to stop it.
Aldermen fight to keep their discretionary “menu money” funds for ward improvements to streets, sidewalks, alleys and other projects.
As Chicago aldermen push for new oversight of City Council and take a hard look at proposals to borrow billions, they’re also faced with ongoing ethics questions about the city’s Law Department and police review authority. A panel of aldermen joins "Chicago Tonight" to discuss those issues and the search for a new police superintendent.
Dominick’s parent company Safeway is completely pulling out of the Chicago market. Jewel-Osco has bought four stores, but the future of the 68 other grocery stores is uncertain. Our panel looks at what this means for food availability and the economic impact on the neighborhoods affected.
Ald. Joe Moore responds to ethics violations alleged by Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan. Watch the web extra video.
School closings, ethics probes and more; we have the latest City Council news from our aldermanic roundtable.
Rogers Park Ald. Joe Moore, known as a progressive, is responding today to charges of ethical misconduct. A report issued by the city's legislative inspector general concludes an alderman engaged in theft and abuse of authority. Chicago Tonight first reported the story last night on our website and confirmed the alderman in question is the 49th ward's Joe Moore.Read an article.
Ald. Joe Moore (49th), known as a progressive and reform-minded politician, and for defying former Mayor Richard M. Daley on a host of issues, is facing multiple ethics probes, Chicago Tonight has exclusively learned. Read an article.