City Gets Tough On Shoddy Contractors After Firefighter’s DeathBuilding contractors who do unauthorized or shoddy work would face progressive discipline — ranging from a freeze on permits to license suspension or revocation — under a mayoral crackdown to prevent a repeat of the tragedy that killed a 42-year-old Chicago firefighter.
Emanuel Signs Order To Boost Minimum Wage For City ContractorsMayor Rahm Emanuel has signed an executive order requiring city contractors and their subcontractors to pay a minimum wage of at least $13 an hour.
Volunteers Busy Preparing Thanksgiving Meals For Tornado VictimsIn the last nine days, residents of downstate Washington have faced challenges they never imagined, in the wake of a devastating tornado.
State Warns Of Disaster Relief ScamsThe state is trying to prevent Illinois tornado victims from becoming victims of scam artist contractors.
Mayor Seeks To Require City Contractors To Hire Neighborhood WorkersMayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed an ordinance to require contractors hire neighborhood residents for many construction projects funded by the city.
Bulls Championship Rings Stolen From Team EmployeeFour Chicago Bulls championship rings were stolen from a Bronzeville home last week, according to an alert issued by police on Saturday.
Inspector General: City Board Of Ethics Is Falling ShortThe agency that oversees ethics issues for City Hall is reportedly falling down on the job.
Shady Contractors A Worry As Storm Cleanup ContinuesAs if the storm a week ago hadn’t been bad enough in itself, hard-hit Lake County is now bracing for the damage that unscrupulous contractors could do when they charge an arm and a leg to clear away the debris.
Ill. Lawmakers Want Contractors To Pledge To Stay HereWith many states trying to lure away Illinois businesses in the wake of a state income tax hike, Illinois lawmakers are moving to force companies that work for Illinois government to promise not to move out of the state.
Armed Robbers Striking Rehab ContractorsPolice are warning about a string of robberies on the city’s Southwest Side, which are occurring at buildings under rehab.