Posts tagged "City Council"

Ald. Ed Burke: Simpleton on guns, abortion and gays

He blames former President George W. Bush’s advisor Karl Rove for making guns, abortion and gay rights into controversial issues. This bit of nonsense came during City Council debate on Mayor Richard M. Daley’s new gun regulations. A news flash for Burke: those were controversial before Rove came along Burke is widely credited with being... Read more »

New Chicago gun ordinance: A feel-good exercise in futility

Mayor Richard Daley listens as Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis discusses the new gun control ordinance passed by City Council in special session at City Hall. The Council passed Daley’s new set of gun restrictions 45-0. It will be 10 days before the new ordinance becomes city law. Then anyone who wants to get a... Read more »

Wal-Mart decision entombed in a different City Council committee

Without explanation, the decision to allow a second Wal-Mart into Chicago has been sent to molder in Ald. Ed Burke’s Finance Committee, a Tribune story reported. Leon Finney: “What happened?” Rev. Leon Finney, head of the Woodlawn Organization and a revered Chicago activist, appeared to be stumped by the move. After the decision was lateraled... Read more »
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