October 2016 Contribution Report

By Claudia Morell

For the month of October, Susana Mendoza fund-raised $1.6 million, two West Side aldermen created their own PAC to support the betterment of their neighborhoods, and one aldermen neared a $100,000 limit on self-funding.

Economic Dev’l Cmte. Approves Three Corporate Property Tax Breaks, Holds Talk on “Blue Cart Buddy” Pilot

By Claudia Morell

All three proposed Class 6(b) property tax incentives on the Council’s Committee on Economic, Capital, and Technology Development received unanimous approval and will be reported out at the next full City Council meeting scheduled for next Wednesday.

Zoning Cmte. Preview: Medical Marijuana Dispensary In Rogers Park, New Efficiency Unit Rules, And Four TODs

By Claudia Morell

A rezone to facilitate construction of a new medical marijuana dispensary in Rogers Park, a proposal to eliminate restrictions on the number of studio apartments allowed in downtown projects near public transit, and four Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) projects are on tap for the Council’s Zoning Committee this morning.

Soothing Immigration Worries, Street Sign Backlash, and New Clerk Gossip

Aldermen and Mayor Rahm Emanuel doubled down on their commitment to protect immigrants and Muslims this week, responding to President-Elect Donald Trump’s proposals. City Clerk Susana Mendoza is now Illinois Comptroller. With Mendoza’s swearing in this week, her replacement remains a mystery. We’ll fill you in on some of the names we’ve heard to step up to the podium. And one aldermen tried to pull back on the number of honorary street signs aldermen can designate in the city, but he faced a lot of backlash from his colleagues.

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For the month of October, Susana Mendoza fund-raised $1.6 million, two West Side aldermen created their own PAC to support the betterment of their neighborhoods, and one aldermen neared a $100,000 limit on self-funding.

City Council Transportation Committee Chair Anthony Beale (9) will have to wait another month to get a vote on his proposal to crack down on the number of honorary signs aldermen can erect in their wards, amid concerns by his colleagues that the new rules are unreasonable.