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Plastic bag ban? Not so fast, aldermen say

Supporters set on April 15 voteAlthough some Chicago aldermen hope to approve a plastic bag ban by the end of the month, a majority of the City Council is saying, “Not so fast.” Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Aldermen OK new Bridgeport helipad

The City Council Zoning Committee recommended approval of a new heliport along the Chicago River in the Bridgeport neighborhood despite concerns from nearby residents about noise and potential danger.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Aldermen OK new Bridgeport helipad

The City Council Zoning Committee recommended approval of a new heliport along the Chicago River in the Bridgeport neighborhood despite concerns from nearby residents about noise and potential danger.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Chicago aldermen OK $6.6 million to settle lawsuits

A key Chicago City Council committee today endorsed paying more than $ 6.6 million to settle two lawsuits, one for a man who spent more than three years behind bars after police allegedly fabricated his murder confession and another for a now-disabled man hit by a limb that fell from a rotting tree.     Full News […]

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Aldermen still waiting on free Sunday parking decision

Eight months ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised aldermen they could restore paid Sunday parking in their wards to help ensure local businesses thrive and residents were kept happy.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Chicago aldermen push mandatory paid sick days

All private employers in Chicago would be required to provide paid sick days to their workers under a new proposal backed by a majority of the city’s 50 aldermen.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Pair of aldermen oppose effort to rename ATF HQ after Eliot Ness

A pair of Chicago aldermen introduced a resolution today opposing a proposal to name the headquarters of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Aldermen try to balance old, new wards

City Council heading into election season with new boundariesAs she plans a campaign for a third term, Chicago Ald. Toni Foulkes has found herself trying to help both the people she already represents and the new ones she’ll be asking to vote for her in 2015. Full News here – Chicagoland – chicagotribune.com

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Aldermen back giving part of Sheffield, Waveland to Cubs

The Chicago Cubs today won preliminary backing from aldermen to push back the exterior outfield walls at Wrigley Field as part of the team’s planned $ 300 million renovation of the iconic-but-aging ballpark.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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City Broke Promise On ‘Bad For Business’ Free Sunday Parking, Aldermen Say

DOWNTOWN — With holiday shopping well underway, aldermen representing some of the busiest retail strips in the city still are waiting for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to keep the promise he made to allow certain wards to retain paid metered parking on Sundays. Six months after the City Council passed a renegotiated parking meter lease, business […]

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Chicago aldermen approve $7 billion 2014 budget

Chicago's City Council has approved a 2014 budget of about $ 7 billion that relies on new revenue from the nation's highest cigarette tax and tickets issued by speed and red light cameras. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Aldermen pass Emanuel’s $7 billion budget

The City Council today voted 45-5 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel¿s $ 7 billion budget plan for next year, much as he proposed it a month ago.      Full News here – News – chicagotribune.com

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Aldermen expected to OK Emanuel’s $7 billion budget

The City Council today is expected to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $ 7 billion budget plan for next year, much as he proposed it a month ago.      Full News here – Chicago Breaking News

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Aldermen mixed on Emanuel cigarette tax hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed 75-cent-per-pack cigarette tax increase is getting mixed reviews from aldermen today.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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Aldermen call for Burge reparations fund

Two Chicago aldermen called Wednesday for the city to put up $ 20 million to help onetime crime suspects who were tortured by disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge but have otherwise been unable to win compensation.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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