City of Chicago

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Budget Watchdog: City’s Junk Bond Status Could Cost Up To $300 Million

Ralph Martire, director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, said the latest downgrade to junk bond status will cost the city an additional $200 million to $300 million, on top of its existing budget deficit and employee pension fund shortfalls.

05/13/2015

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Deadline Looms For Youth Summer Jobs Program

Chicagoans from 14 to 24 have until Friday to apply for the One Summer Chicago program. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

05/11/2015

Police investigate after two men were shot to death outside Dolphin nightclub on Monday. (Credit: Ashlee Rezin for Sun-Times Media)

Lawsuit Blames Dolphin Nightclub, City For Fatal Shooting In Bucktown

A wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of Deonta Jackson alleges Dolphin nightclub owner Sam Menetti failed to properly train his security employees and failed to properly control crowds, and city officials ignored repeated requests to close the nightclub despite knowing of security problems.

04/21/2015

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Suburbs Enlist Experts To Look Into Reducing O’Hare Noise

A kinder, gentler Suburban O’Hare Commission Wednesday unveiled the team of experts it has hired to find ways to reduce airport jet noise — a group that makes it clear they want to work with the city, not against it.

04/02/2015

A taxi navigates the city streets on September 8, 2011 in Chicago.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City Hall Bills Cabbie $10,000 After Lawsuit Dismissed

A Chicago cab driver who sued the city in an effort to get cabbies classified as government employees has been slapped with a $10,000 bill for the city’s legal costs.

03/12/2015

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Voters Beware: Don’t Rely On City Website To Find Your New Ward

At the beginning of 2012, the City Council approved a new ward map. Sadly, the city’s website hasn’t gotten the memo yet.

02/19/2015

Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

You Can Still Register To Vote In Case You Want To, You Know, Exercise That Right

It’s offensive to me when someone isn’t registered to vote. You’re not only choosing to leave yourself out of the democratic process, but risking the future of 2.7 million Chicagoans. That includes me. So stop it.

02/19/2015

Some sidewalks remain unshoveled in Bronzeville. (CBS)

Days After Blizzard, Absentee Owners Still Neglecting Sidewalks

Some Bronzeville residents complain that the city hasn’t cracked down on absentee owners. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.

02/06/2015

One of approximately 250 vacant lots in the Austin neighborhood that local residents can buy for $1 each under the city's Large Lot Program. (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Expands $1 Vacant Lot Purchase Program

The program offers vacant lots to homeowners and community groups for $1 per lot. Applicants can use the lots to expand existing yards, or even build a new home or addition.

12/19/2014

Potholes

Nearly Seven Years Later, Motorist Finally Gets Pothole Damage Check From City

Back in March, 2008, Adam Schulman was driving his new car over the snow-slicked roads on Chicago when–BAM–he ran over a pothole.

12/02/2014

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Friends Of The Parks Sue To Keep Lucas Museum Off Lakefront

A parks advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit against the city, seeking to block plans to keep filmmaker George Lucas’ proposed museum off the lakefront.

11/13/2014

City Hall

Mayor Holding Emergency Meeting On Ebola

Mayor Emanuel has called an emergency meeting to discuss the city’s readiness to handle the Ebola virus in event people become ill here.

10/17/2014

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City Expanding Computer Technology To Get Rid Of Rats

Rat poison might still be the best way to get rid of scurrying vermin, but knowing where to place the bait is a big challenge, one city officials believe can be solved with a 21st century approach: computerized data analysis.

08/15/2014

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Data Of City Of Chicago Worker Salaries

Which City Of Chicago jobs pays more on average than a Chicago Police Officer?

08/15/2014

A plane arrives at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Noise Critic: FAA Understatement Of O’Hare Traffic Changes Was “Strategic”

Activists upset with the increased jet noise from the new runway configuration at O’Hare International Airport have said they believe the city and the FAA conspired to hide the impact of new flight patterns on homes and businesses along airport flight paths.

08/08/2014

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Wages, Job Opportunities With The City Of Chicago On The Rise

Working for the City of Chicago has a number of advantages, including benefits and stable wages.

08/04/2014

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Chicago Must Pay Legal Fees In Gun Store Lawsuit

Chicago lost its legal battle to keep gun stores out of the city, and now it must pick up the tab for nearly $1 million in legal fees that the winners spent on the case.

07/04/2014

A city worker removes graffiti.  (Credit: Vince Gerasole)

Rahm Emanuel Proposes Higher Fines For Graffiti

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to increase fines and penalties for graffiti vandals

06/23/2014

Chicago pothole map by Elliott Ramos.

Animated Map Tracks Potholes Across Chicago

There have been nearly 260,000 pothole repair requests made to the Chicago’s 311 hotline this winter season.

04/04/2014

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Youth Poetry Team Obliterates Mayor ‘Wreck-It Rahm’ In Viral YouTube Video

Mayor Emanuel’s loudest opponent isn’t a local politician or the Chicago Teacher Union’s Karen Lewis. That honor goes to the teens in the slam poetry group TEAM Englewood, whose latest poem verbally eviscerates the Mayor.

03/14/2014

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