Area residents balked at the plan for available parking for 620 hotel guests in the area.
The Downtown alderman wants to crack down on Segway speeds by punishing guides, not riders.
Testimony at a zoning hearing indicates many businesses back the proposal.
No formal action was taken as Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to propose a new transportation license.
A proposed resolution would impose taxi regulations on upstart ride-sharing services like UberX and Lyft.
The grocer will also move into former Dominick's locations in Lincoln Park, West Loop and Streeterville.
The proposed ordinance targets altered mufflers for creating "noise pollution."
Ald. Brendan Reilly proposed making it easier for police to issue tickets and hiking fines to $1,000.
But a joint City Council committee advanced new restrictions on flavored cigarettes, especially menthols.
The venue could help the neighborhood "transition into a vibrant area," Chicago Loop Alliance told.
But the glass planned for a 36-story tower at Franklin and Randolph has worked in Europe, developer said.
The hotel plans to squeeze between the Motor Club and the Seventeenth Church of Christ, Scientist.
The Union League Club lent its support to Ald. Roderick Sawyer's proposed privatization ordinance.
Aldermen Reilly, Brookins, Tunney, Cochran and Smith also signed on to budget for more police officers.
The 42nd Ward alderman hopes his proposal could put more cops on the streets of his neighborhood.
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