Former Ald. Joe Moore, who now works as a lobbyist, speaks with Mayor Lori Lightfoot on the floor of the City Council chambers on June 22, 2022. (WTTW News)

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. 

Some Wrigley Field neighbors are pushing back against the operation of the Chicago Cubs’ new remote parking lot. Ald. Ameya Pawar and community members say the free lot will attract rowdy fans, create a zoning issue. View a map of the new remote parking location.

At the request of five aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling to restore paid Sunday parking on the north and northwest sides of the city. Merchants in these areas claim that parking can be difficult for customers when there is no time limit enforced. We discuss the measure with Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd). Read an article and view a map of streets with free Sunday parking that could be affected by this legislation.

Northwestern University's construction of a $32 million parking garage and visitor center on the lakefront is sparking controversy in Evanston. We talk with a resident who is suing the city for approving the project.

A large chunk of Lake Shore Drive will be closed for three days. Minor inconvenience? We have the latest on NATO security plans and the expected fallout with two weeks to go until NATO.

Logan Square at Nexus of ‘Holy’ Battle

A city ordinance allows free parking during certain hours in a neighborhood with heavy traffic. We find out how that has pitted neighbor against neighbor, and even residents against churches.