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City Council

Long-time Chicago Alderman Dick Mell retires

Council’s Progressive Caucus warns ‘draconian’ cuts to CPS will reduce test scores

Ald. Tunney demands changes to Wrigley plan

Ald. Tunney cheers DOMA decision as 'a watershed day'

Aldermen urge Tribune Co. to sell Chicago Tribune locally

The City Council Committee on Human Relations approved a resolution Tuesday calling for the Chicago Tribune to be sold to local buyers.

Recent reports have suggested that the Tribune Co.’s owners — senior creditors Oaktree Capital Management; Angelo, Gordon & Co.; and JPMorgan Chase & Co. — are considering selling its eight daily newspapers, which include the Chicago Tribune. The Tribune Co. declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2008 and emerged free of its debt on Dec. 31, 2012.

Committee advances agreement for perishable cargo center at O’Hare

An agreement with Chicago Perishable Center, LLC for development and financing of a perishable cargo center at O’Hare International Airport advanced through the City Council Committee on Aviation Monday.

O'Hare Airport to get $2 million 'perishable cargo' center

Finance committee reviews measure to hike littering penalty

Aldermen on Monday discussed, but did not vote on, an ordinance to increase the fines for littering in Chicago.

The measure, put forth by Ald. Howard Brookins (21st), would raise the minimum penalty for littering from $50 to $150.  Under the proposal, the maximum penalty would increase from $200 to $1,500.

Pritzker parking garage: Alderman OKs proposal, despite opposition

'End run' by LED sign company fails