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Brendan Reilly

Alderman Pitches Plan To Boost Police Presence, Curb Mag Mile Violence

Posted 04.03.2013 | Chicago

A teen "wilding" scene and a CTA-related robbery near the Magnificent Mile over Easter weekend have renewed a downtown alderman's efforts to boost pol...

Alderman Proposes Banning Segways From Lakeshore Path

Posted 06.29.2012 | Chicago

For many Chicagoans and visiting tourists, Segway tours along the lakefront allow them to take in all of the city's sights with none of the physical e...

Glitches Fixed, Emanuel's Ethics Reforms Pass City Council

Posted 09.27.2011 | Chicago

After fixing some troubling provisions in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ethics-reform ordinance, the Chicago City Council passed the measure on Thursday, the C...

Inmates Could Be Cleaning Cages At Cook County Pound

Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

A key committee of the Chicago City Council put forth a money-saving proposal to bring non-violent offenders from Cook County Jail to clean animal cag...

City Council OKs Later Night Patio Dining Downtown

Chicago Sun-Times | Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 09.05.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's outdoor patios and rooftop gardens would be free to stay open until midnight, under a seasonal test advanced by the City Council Wednesday t...

Alderman: East Loop Doesn't Need A TIF District

Chicago Real Estate Daily | Eddie Baeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd) said he doesn't support a new tax-increment financing district for the East Loop. ...

After Oprah, Downtown Alderman Wants High Fees For Closing Streets

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If talk show diva Oprah Winfrey decides to reprise this week's Michigan Avenue block party to open her 25th season, it could cost her a pretty penny....

Alderman: Closing Public Streets For Oprah 'Smacks Of Elitism'

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's unilateral decision to shut down Michigan Avenue for Oprah Winfrey's 24th season premiere "smacks of elitism" and is "kind of reckless,"...

Keeping Score In Chicago Episode 13: Fook and Konkol's Guide to Rocking Buckets

Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Konkol and Todd Fooks

Downtown Ald. Brendan Reilly talks about targeting the Bucket Boys with a new noise ordinance, what's next for the Chicago Children's Museum and why he will not support Todd Stroger for re-election.

Downtown Alderman Wants To Quiet Street Musicians

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Brendan Reilly (42nd) wants to get even tougher on street musicians who drive downtown residents to distraction by banging on plastic buckets all...

Remorseful Aldermen To City: Put All Privatization Deal Info Online

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three aldermen are calling on Mayor Richard Daley's administration to provide more information about the privatization of city assets such as the park...

Aldermen Push Business-Boosting Stimulus Plan Laden With Tax Breaks

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Arguing that downtown restaurants, retailers and theaters desperately need a shot in the arm, a group of aldermen today proposed their very own Chicag...

City Looks To Lay Off 29 At Airports

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley's administration plans to eliminate the jobs of more than two dozen people who translate and answer questions for international vi...