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Deb Mell Is a Qualified Candidate Chosen Through a Corrupted Process

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 07.25.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

State Rep and soon-to-be Alderman Deb Mell is, by all accounts, qualified for the job she is about to assume. She seems to have done good work in Spri...

Rahm Chooses Deb Mell To Replace Her Father On City Council

Posted 07.24.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that he has chosen state Rep. Deb Mell to replace her father Ald. Dick Mell (33rd) on the City Council....

Replacing Mell On City Council A Dilemma For Rahm

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.10.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The last time Dick Mell helped a relative climb Illinois' political ladder, son-in-law Rod Blagojevich ascended to governor before being se...

Video: Lawmakers get testy with Quinn on pensions; Mell: political power as family heirloom; Google buzz on 2014 gov candidates

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

LAWMAKERS TO QUINN: WHERE ARE YOU? Both Republicans and Democrats on a 10-member special pension committee teed off on Gov. Pat Quinn Monday. More acc...

Dick Mell Resigns After 38 Years On City Council

Posted 07.03.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Ald. Richard Mell submitted his resignation from the City Council to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday. The resignation of 74-year-old Mell, ...

Report: Ald. Mell Stepping Down After 38 Years

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

Updated story One of the mainstays of the Chicago City Council is reportedly preparing to retire -- and is planning to appoint his daughter to fill...

Influential Aldermen Aim To Squelch City Council Protests

Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

Four of Chicago's most influential aldermen on Wednesday introduced a resolution that, if approved, could dramatically impact the ability of the publi...

Ward Remap Battle Wages On As Latino Caucus Files Proposal

Posted 12.16.2011 | Chicago

The Chicago City Council failed on Thursday, after weeks of increasingly tense meetings, to arrive at a city ward remap plan that was able to gain the...

UPDATED - Coming Soon: A New 1st (And All the Others) Ward

Joe Moreno | Posted 02.05.2012 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Every decade Chicago's 50 aldermen redraw the fifty wards that make up our city. For the last two weeks, this remap process has been extremely time-consuming, divisive and painful for a few of my colleagues.

Rahm Doubles, Triples Many Additional City Fines, Fees

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel bowed slightly to various criticisms of his proposed budget last week as he restored some funding to the city's libraries an...

Should City's Cyclists Be Licensed To Ride?

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Ald. Richard Mell (33rd) confronted Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein during a budget hearing Wednesday about his frustrations with unsafe cyclin...

Aldermen On Board With Ticketing, Not Arresting Low-Level Marijuana Offenders

Posted 12.27.2011 | Chicago

Four Chicago lawmakers on Thursday are expected to announce their support of ticketing individuals caught with small amounts of marijuana in Cook Coun...

City Hall Eyes Crackdown On Handicapped Parking Abuse

Posted 12.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago officials say they are preparing to take the misuse of disabled parking passes a lot more seriously going forward. Karen Tamley, commission...

CHA Drops Plan To Drug Test All Public Housing Residents

Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

Following several weeks of protests, criticisms and a separate mini-scandal of their own, the Chicago Housing Authority announced Tuesday afternoon th...

WATCH: Rep. Deb Mell To Announce Engagement To Lesbian Partner On House Floor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As the gay marriage debate continues across the country, the gay community in Illinois has yet to see much progress on the issue--and one state repres...

Sales Tax Rollback Stands A Chance After Mell Reversal

Chicago Tribune | Hal Dardick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It turns out there may yet be a new Cook County commissioner in time for a key vote next Tuesday on rolling back the sales tax increase supported by b...

Dick Mell: The Man Who Made Blagojevich

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At the risk of sounding like Freud, none of this would have happened had Governor Blagojevich not lost sight of who he was or where he came from or, m...

Daley's Budget Approved After Council Rebellion Quelled

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

Mayor Daley's tough times 2009 budget -- precariously balanced with 929 layoffs, slow police hiring and $52.5 million worth of taxes, fines and fees -...