Chicago Infrastructure Trust

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: Aldermen Can Make Changes To Infrastructure Trust Ordinance

Now that his controversial construction financing plans have passed the City Council, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he does not mind if the aldermen make a couple more changes.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2012

City Council Chambers

City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan for a controversial infrastructure trust.

CBS Chicago–04/24/2012

City Hall

Mayor: I’ll Work With Council, But Infrastructure Plan ‘Must Go Forward’

A day after delaying a City Council vote on his complicated plan to fund public works projects with private money, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he’s listening to complaints from aldermen who were upset with a lack of council oversight in the proposal.

WBBM Newsradio–04/19/2012

City Hall

Mayor Emanuel Defers Vote On Infrastructure Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to put off consideration of his $1.7 billion project to rebuild the city’s infrastructure, amid questions about oversight of the program.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2012

City Hall

Finance Committee OKs Mayor’s Infrastructure Trust Plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to fund $1.7 billion worth of public construction projects with private money cleared a major hurdle Monday, after a City Council panel endorsed the plan, following five hours of debate and a mini-revolt from aldermen concerned about a lack of City Council oversight.

CBS Chicago–04/16/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Announces $7 Billion Infrastructure Program

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to “build a new Chicago,” with a $7.2 billion infrastructure upgrade program that would bring 30,000 jobs over the next three years.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

On March 1, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former President Bill Clinton announced a new trust fund, funded by private investors, to pay for energy-efficient upgrades for city buildings and other city infrastructure projects. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel, Clinton Announce $200M Investment In City Buildings

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is joining former President Bill Clinton Thursday afternoon in announcing a new program to spur private financing for new and retrofitted government buildings, and other public projects.

CBS Chicago–03/01/2012