City of Chicago

Budget Watchdog: City's Junk Bond Status Could Cost Up To $300 MillionRalph 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.
Deadline Looms For Youth Summer Jobs ProgramChicagoans from 14 to 24 have until Friday to apply for the One Summer Chicago program. CBS 2's Mai Martinez reports.
Lawsuit Blames Dolphin Nightclub, City For Fatal Shooting In BucktownA 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.
Suburbs Enlist Experts To Look Into Reducing O'Hare NoiseA 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.
City Hall Bills Cabbie $10,000 After Lawsuit DismissedA 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.
Voters Beware: Don’t Rely On City Website To Find Your New WardAt the beginning of 2012, the City Council approved a new ward map. Sadly, the city's website hasn't gotten the memo yet.
You Can Still Register To Vote In Case You Want To, You Know, Exercise That RightIt'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.
Days After Blizzard, Absentee Owners Still Neglecting SidewalksSome Bronzeville residents complain that the city hasn't cracked down on absentee owners. CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker reports.
City Expands $1 Vacant Lot Purchase ProgramThe 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.
Nearly Seven Years Later, Motorist Finally Gets Pothole Damage Check From CityBack in March, 2008, Adam Schulman was driving his new car over the snow-slicked roads on Chicago when--BAM--he ran over a pothole.
Friends Of The Parks Sue To Keep Lucas Museum Off LakefrontA 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.
Mayor Holding Emergency Meeting On EbolaMayor Emanuel has called an emergency meeting to discuss the city's readiness to handle the Ebola virus in event people become ill here.
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