The Chicago City Council meets Tuesday, but with the election coming up next week and the Cubs playing a do-or-die World Series game, the agenda is sparse.
Nevertheless, some of the issues are topical. Aldermen — a group of Democrats save for one — are expected to vote to remove the remaining honorary “Trump Plaza” sign outside the GOP presidential nominee’s eponymous Near North tower on Wabash Avenue in retaliation for his comments on Chicago violence and immigration in general. The other sign has been stolen.
Aldermen also are expected to vote to amend the rules for peddlers outside Wrigley Field in a way that shores up the sale of non-team-authorized goods on the sidewalks flanking the ballpark. That move is in response to a lawsuit by the longtime seller of “Chicago Baseball” magazine, who has accused the city of violating his First Amendment rights to free speech. (Hal Dardick)
What’s on tap
*Mayor Rahm Emanuel will preside over the City Council meeting.
*Gov. Bruce Rauner’s public schedule was not available.
*Cook County public hearing on board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposed budget, 6:30 p.m. at the Maywood courthouse, 1500 S. Maybrook Drive.
*Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth is scheduled to campaign near St. Louis and in the Quad Cities.
What we’re writing
*Overview story on Illinois comptroller contest/proxy war between Munger, Mendoza.
*In a seat Republicans are hoping to pick up next week, the House GOP sent nearly $40,000 to Steven Reick, who is running against Democrat John Bartman for Rep. Jack Franks’ seat. (Franks is running for McHenry County Board chairman.)