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City Council

Aldermen hold hearing on preventing human trafficking

The City Council Committees on Human Relations and Public Safety held a joint hearing on Wednesday to address concerns about the rising incidence of human trafficking in Chicago and to call attention to measures designed to prevent the practice.

Current law concerning human trafficking defines the victims as children involved in sex trade, adults age 18 or above who are forced or deceived into commercial sex acts and anyone forced into any form of labor or services.

Influential alderman embraces allowing 18-year-olds to take Chicago Police exam

Rep. Mell wants father’s seat on Chicago City Council

Mell has political game plan for retirement

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.