Posts tagged "ordinance"

Stop, before they privatize: Groups want to save Chicago from another parking meter deal

Stop, before they privatize: Groups want to save Chicago from another parking meter deal
Everywhere you turn these days, another plan to privatize a city service seems to be in the works. Ventra cards, a new payment system for the CTA and administered by a San Diego-based company, have made headlines all this week. Before that was the plan to privatize Midway Airport, though the deal fell through when... Read more »

Could the Mayor’s plan to stop drinking, public urination worsen crowding at Cook County Jail?

Could the Mayor’s plan to stop drinking, public urination worsen crowding at Cook County Jail?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to discourage standard-of-living crimes like drinking, public urination and illegal gambling by doubling the fines and threatening to throw into jail for six months anyone who has skipped out on a hearing and then missed their court date. The move might be able to cut down on the crimes themselves, but... Read more »

Chicago City Council says no to wage theft, passes ordinance

Chicago City Council says no to wage theft, passes ordinance
Businesses in Chicago that try to cut costs by paying their workers below minimum wage or skimping on overtime are going to have to change their ways. If they don’t, the businesses will lose their licenses under an ordinance that the City Council unanimously passed on Wednesday. The ordinance aims to protect workers like Liliana... Read more »
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Vacant properties around schools threaten the safety of students

When a young girl was raped at gunpoint between two vacant buildings only two blocks from Earle Elementary School at 8:45 am on Tuesday, Feb. 21, the issue of unsecured vacant properties around schools and how they affect neighborhoods like West Englewood came up again, with renewed urgency. The CBS story about the assault advised... Read more »