Articles By Heather Cherone

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City Council Approves 2019 Budget, But Aldermen Acknowledge Storm Clouds Brewing On Horizon

With no new taxes or fees, Ald. Scott Waguespack cast the lone vote against the budget. Ald. Derrick Curtis was absent.

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Aldermen To Consider Plan To Give Domestic Violence Victims 50 Percent Break On City Debt

The city’s ticketing rules have been in the spotlight since an investigation found that thousands of mostly black and low-income motorists are filing for bankruptcy.

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Women Say They Were Assaulted By Alderman’s Employee While Petitioning For His Challenger

The man worked for Ald. Jason Ervin's organization more than two years ago, a spokesman said.

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Target Took Taxpayer Money To Open North Side Store While Closing South Side Ones — That Won’t Happen Again, Rahm Vows

The city can't take back the TIF money it gave Target, but a new executive order will prohibit something like this from happening again.

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Emanuel’s Final Chicago Budget Set To Advance Wednesday, As Pension Crisis Looms

Emanuel’s proposed $10.67 billion spending plan contains no new taxes or fee hikes — an election year gift to aldermen.

Obama Library Lease, 19 Acres For $10, Goes Before Aldermen Today

The City Council will vote on a revised agreement that will allow the Obama Presidential Center to be built in Jackson Park.

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Aldermen Propose Tax On Sale Of Property Worth $750K+ To Replace Lead Pipes In Chicago Homes

Aldermen are set to consider a measure Monday that would add a 1 percent tax to the sale of any Chicago property worth $750,000 or more.