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City Council

Deb Mell faces skepticism about family ties

Council members hope to bring TIF cash to CPS despite Emanuel opposition

Members of the Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus will move forward with an ordinance to direct surplus Tax Increment Finance money to Chicago Public Schools despite the stated opposition of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Ald. Joe Moreno's free trash cans criticized in city inspector report

$1.5B plan to redevelop old Main Post Office, build three new towers OK'd

Tunney gets emotional as Wrigley deal clears Council

The City Council unanimously passed on Wednesday a plan to redo Wrigley Field and its surrounding area, prompting Wrigleyville Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) to reflect on how the Chicago Cubs affect the Lakeview neighborhood.

“The last few months have been trying on me and my community,” Tunney said on the council floor.


Deb Mell replaces her father on City Council

The Chicago City Council voted 43-1 on Wednesday confirming Deborah Mell to replace her father Richard Mell as alderman of the 33rd Ward on the city’s northwest side.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the appointment of Mell, a state representative since 2009, at a press conference earlier in the day. “Deb brings a strong legislative and voting record and a unique level of experience to the role, which separated her from other candidates for the position,” Emanuel said in a press statement.


Ald. Arena returns 'improper' campaign contributions after investigation

Ald. Tim Cullerton: alley argument not 'proudest moment,' but not unethical

Wrigley redo nears city approval

The Chicago City Council zoning committee unanimously approved by voice vote on Tuesday a historic renovation of Wrigley Field as well as its surrounding area, and the project will go before the full City Council on Wednesday.

Wrigleyville Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) said at the meeting that he resolved with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cubs owner Tom Ricketts his remaining concerns with the project, namely a pedestrian bridge, the entrance of a planned hotel, and further outfield signage in the baseball stadium.

Mayor Emanuel and Tunney reach truce on Wrigley

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stated Tuesday that he and Wrigleyville Alderman Tom Tunney (44th) resolved their differences on two previously outstanding issues related to rehabilitation plans for Wrigley Field and the surrounding area.

According to an Emanuel press release, the city and Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts will defer indefinitely the construction of a pedestrian bridge over Clark Street. Tunney had previously expressed concerns about the bridge.

Emanuel and Tunney also “agree that further discussion is necessary” on the best entrance to the boutique hotel.