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A new model of car-sharing is poised to make its debut in Chicago, but some aldermen are sounding the alarm about how it may impact street parking.

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Powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke is under fire once again for an alleged conflict-of-interest violation involving two downtown buildings.

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A debate over reproductive health care and a $5 million TIF grant the city recently awarded to a Catholic hospital raises questions about where medical responsibility ends and religious freedom begins.

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Tensions flared Wednesday at a City Council meeting over a government subsidy to a Catholic hospital that opposes abortion and contraception, causing a rift along social and racial lines before a close vote. 

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Obama Presidential Center rendering (Image by DBOX)

The Obama Foundation says it revised plans for the Obama Presidential Center after extensive community input. But are they enough to silence critics of the center, and will city officials OK the plans?

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Chicagoans will soon be paying a little more for ride-sharing services and for big concerts at places like the United Center and Wrigley Field. But with the soda tax long gone, what is the fate of county jobs?

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The City Council on Monday advanced the mayor’s 2018 budget proposal, but not without some trepidation from aldermen.

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Chance the Rapper addresses City Council on Wednesday.

Grammy winner and Chicago native Chance the Rapper showed up at Wednesday’s City Council meeting to give aldermen—and Mayor Rahm Emanuel—a piece of his mind.

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In an effort to fill a void created by federal and state agencies that have cut back environmental oversight, Chicago plans to expand its environmental enforcement division.

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City budget hearings are underway. A panel of aldermen joins us with their take on the city budget and Chicago’s long-term fiscal health.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city finances are finally “back on track” after years of fiscal uncertainty and poor credit ratings. But does the claim hold true? 

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Chicago’s 47th Ward alderman has ended his bid for Illinois governor after failing to raise enough money. “I’m a regular person,” he said. “If people like me get essentially priced out of the Democratic process, I believe we’re headed to a really scary place.”

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Chicago could become the first U.S. city outside of California to adopt a policy requiring it to purchase food from sources that meet a set of health, environmental and fair labor standards.

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As the debate over Confederate monuments heats up following the Charlottesville tragedy, some Chicago aldermen want to get rid of a name with a fascist history.

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To honor the first women of Chicago’s City Council, we mix smoky mezcal and bright grapefruit juice. It’s sweet but not too sweet, sharp but never bitter, and tough enough to duke it out with the best (or worst) of ‘em. 

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Should parents be held responsible if they know their kids have guns? We speak to Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th Ward) about a new ordinance.

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