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Clout StreetAldermen today asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel for information to back up his contention that speed cameras near schools and parks are about saving lives, rather than swelling city coffers. The demand for data came as Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein...
Tribune reporterLess than two hours after putting the finishing touches on a new map of the city's 50 wards, the Chicago City Council approved it over the vehement objections of some aldermen whose political futures are imperiled by the redrawn boundaries. The vote was...
Tribune NewspapersGaztro-Wagon announced today on Twitter that its Edgewater storefront (5973 N. Clark St.) has closed its doors. The food truck, one of Chicago mobile food's pioneering efforts, will go on hiatus until spring. The decision was a financial one, said...
Tribune reporterThe election of Mayor Rahm Emanuel had food truck enthusiasts licking their lips. His campaign positions on mobile food seemed to guarantee speedy passage of a new ordinance that could foster a robust Chicago food truck scene. But 10 months after Ald....
Clout StreetThe Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to lure private money for public-works projects, tossing aside concerns from some aldermen that there's not enough oversight. Aldermen voted 41-7 to approve the Chicago...
On a brisk autumn evening in the West Loop, customers lined up to buy warm tacos from Marisol Ramirez's Taquero Fusion truck. But before they could eat, they had to uncap an awkward gaggle of containers, empty condiments onto the tacos and toss the...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to hire a private consultant to study how garbage is collected to help Chicago switch from its time-honored ward-by-ward trash pickup to a grid-based system. The new administration says it just wants to figure out whether...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan. The...
Clout StreetMayor Rahm Emanuel won approval today of a 25-year deal that will replace a clout-heavy concession operator at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal with a company that’s pledged to invest $26.2 million to improve the quality of...
Bucktown / Wicker ParkAld. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st) and Ald. Scott Waguespack (32rd) told area residents last Tuesday that increasing parking and reducing graffiti are among their top priorities....
Years behind other cities in allowing mobile kitchens, Chicago is almost ready to change its ordinances to allow cooking on trucks. Here's where things stand: Ald. Scott Waguespack, 32nd, introduced legislation last year that would let mobile chefs...
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