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Alderman wonders where is new $60M elite high school?

Emanuel, aldermen to be sworn in May 18 at Chicago Theatre

Riot Fest's future in Humboldt Park divides aldermen... again

As Cullerton era in Chicago politics ends, alderman hopes legacy lives on

Student leaders reveal what they'd do if they were 19th Ward alderman

City Council affirms appointment of new Chicago health commissioner

Chicago Department of Public Health Acting Commissioner Dr. Julie Morita was made the permanent head of the department on Wednesday.

Aldermen approved her appointment with a 47-0 vote during Wednesday’s Chicago City Council meeting. According to the Mayor’s Office, Morita has been leading the development of the Healthy Chicago 2.0 plan since becoming acting director in January. City officials plan to release details of the four-year public health plan in August.


Affordable housing for veterans approved by City Council

Emanuel's affordable housing plan derailed amid concern higher fees could stifle development

Federal, local authorities aim to contain Ebola virus with health screenings at city airports

On Wednesday, federal officials and Chicago aldermen announced separate plans designed to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus and other infectious diseases through Chicago’s airports.


City Council roundup: Legislative IG shut out from campaign investigations

On Wednesday the City Council approved contentious legislation delegating review of aldermanic races’ campaign finances to the city’s Board of Ethics.

The City Council voted 41-6 to pass an ordinance making clear that the mayor-appointed Ethics Board, and not the Legislative Inspector General’s Office, would review the spending of aldermanic campaigns. Alderman Patrick O’Connor (40th), Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s floor leader, sponsored the measure.