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George Cardenas

Alderman Wants To Raise City's Smoking Age To 21

Posted 04.23.2013 | Chicago

Shortly after New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced her proposal to increase the minimum age for cigarette buyers in the city from 1...

Alderman Proposes New 'Safety & Security Fee' To Fund Cops' Hiring

Posted 09.21.2012 | Chicago

An influential Chicago alderman is proposing that the city's residents pay a new "safety and security fee" to help fund the hiring of 700 new police o...

Will A New Tax On Soda Help Young, Obese Chicagoans?

Posted 05.01.2012 | Chicago

Chicago aldermen on Tuesday are slated to consider increasing a tax on soda and other sugary beverages in the city. The resolution proposing a tax ...

Alderman Proposes Tax Hike On Soda, Sugary Drinks

Posted 02.17.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago alderman on Thursday introduced a resolution calling on the City Council to look into a new tax on soft drinks and energy drinks -- a propos...

Ald. George Cardenas Says Green Party Opponent Looks Like A Gang Member

Early And Often | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Depending on whom you ask, Alberto Bocanegra is either a modern-day Nathan Hale or a "thug." "There is nothing traditional about me," said Bocanegr...

Daley: Casino On Olympic Village Site 'Unacceptable'

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley said today he is opposed to the idea floated by two aldermen to put a land-based casino where the city had hoped to build an Olymp...

Aldermen: Turn Planned Olympic Village Site Into Casino

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two alderman are floating the idea of putting a casino and theater complex where Chicago had hoped to build an Olympic Village for the 2016 Summer Gam...

Aldermen Use Stealth Fund To Hire Friends, Family, Shady Characters

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As City Hall struggles to pay for basic services, a stealth budget account worth millions has allowed Chicago aldermen to put family members, campaign...

Aldermen Riled Up Over City Garbage Cuts, Daley's Budget

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

City Council griping about Chicago's financial woes reached its loudest volume Thursday as Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Michael Picardi testifi...

City Debt $420 Million

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago is facing a $420 million budget hole, city budget officials announced Thursday. They project a $141 million shortfall this year that will ball...