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PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
3:36pm
Wed Sep 14, 2016

Chicago City Council Roundup: Water & Sewer Tax Hike Passes, O'Hare Bonds Get Approved

From a new water and sewer tax to O'Hare bonds and TIFs, Progress Illinois rounds up highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting. 

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
4:40pm
Wed Apr 13, 2016

Chicago City Council Roundup: Aldermen Confirm Top Cop, Push For Paid Sick Days

From police oversight to paid sick days, Progress Illinois rounds up highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.

Quick Hit
by Ellyn Fortino
4:58pm
Wed Mar 11, 2015

Chicago City Council Committee OK's Obama Library Land Transfer

An ordinance authorizing the transfer of land in either Washington or Jackson Parks for the Barack Obama presidential library cleared a joint Chicago City Council committee Wednesday morning.

The measure, which now heads to the full city council for approval, would cover the transfer of either 20 acres of land in Jackson Park or about 21 acres in Washington Park. But the transfer, approved by the joint council committee on budget, housing and cultural affairs, would take place only if the University of Chicago is chosen as the host site for the library. The university proposed two potential locations for the Obama presidential library.

An announcement on the presidential library's chosen location will reportedly be on hold until after the April 7 Chicago mayoral runoff election. A decision was initially expected to be announced by the end of March.

In addition to U of C, the University of Illinois at Chicago, New York City's Columbia University and the University of Hawaii are also vying for the Obama library. UIC has a proposed a site in the North Lawndale neighborhood.  

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
4:16pm
Wed Dec 10, 2014

Chicago City Council Approves Taxi 'Fairness' Ordinance, Delays E15 Plan

Progress Illinois provides highlights from the last Chicago City Council meeting of 2014.

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
4:34pm
Wed Nov 12, 2014

Chicago City Council Roundup: SRO Ordinance, Treasurer Appointment & Pot-Ticketing Hearings

Progress Illinois details the highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.

PI Original
by Ellyn Fortino
5:31pm
Wed Oct 8, 2014

Chicago Aldermen Approve IG Measure, Washington Park TIF; Elected School Board Referendum Gets Squeezed

Progress Illinois provides highlights from Wednesday's Chicago City Council meeting.

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