Monday, December 19, 2011

Dana Kozlov, CBS 2 and CBS 2 Political Producer Ed Marshall contributed to this report.

Another week, another embarrassing detail concerning the city’s parking meter monopoly; Chicago Parking Meters LLC has sent City Hall another bill for lost revenue from the city’s parking meters.

As CBS 2’sContinue...


Friday, December 16, 2011

As part of the ongoing redistricting process, Alderman Waguespack suggested that the City Council consider a map with 35 rather than 50 wards. Given the decline in population since the peak of 3.6 million in 1950, such a map would have a population per WardContinue...


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Two proposals for the redistricting of the City’s 50 Wards have been presented to the City Council’s Committee on Rules and Ethics.

Taxpayer Protection Map

Map For A Better Chicago


Friday, December 2, 2011

METRA is proposing changes to the UP North Line Schedule. These changes are designed to better reflect the actual run times, taking into account things like heavier loading times at certain stations.

UP North Line Proposed Schedule

METRA is taking a number of steps to gather publicContinue...



Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The 13th Police District has issued a community alert regarding recent robberies in the area. Victims are being approached by one or two Male Black Offender who punch victims in the face and/or push them down. Offenders then go through victim’s pockets and take proceedsContinue...


Thursday, November 17, 2011


The male offender shown in the images below is wanted for two armed robberies and an attempted armed robbery of businesses. The offender committed two armed robberies on November 15, 2011. The first incident occurred in the 1400 block of W. Chicago Av. At approximatelyContinue...


Friday, November 4, 2011

Over the past two weeks the City Council conducted a series of budget hearings. As many of you know, the City is facing a deficit of $635.7 million in the 2012 budget. The prior use of one-time revenues from asset leases, such as the parkingContinue...



Monday, October 31, 2011

The Cook County Board of Review has opened Lakeview Township for property tax appeals. Lakeview Township resdients can file an appeal on-line using the following link:   

Board of Review On-Line Appeal Link

You can also fill out the following complaint form and either mail it to the BoardContinue...


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Please see the following statements concerning the Mayor’s 2012 proposed budget.

Budget Director Final Statement

Comptroller 2012 Budget Statement

CFO 2012 Budget Statement

Office of City Treasurer 2012 Budget Statement

License Appeal Commission 2012 Budget Statement

Office of Inspector General 2012 Budget Statement

The City Council is conducting budget hearings for eachContinue...