Mayor Rahm Emanuel
The long, controversial transformation of Northerly Island from small airplane play lot for the rich and powerful to a public “urban oasis” along Lake Michigan culminated Friday with the official opening of Northerly Island Park.
There were no disruptions Thursday night during the last of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s three town hall meetings on next year’s Chicago city budget, but there wasn’t time for much else, either.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will seek a massive property tax hike later this month, as he seeks to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, and close a $750 million budget hole.
It was supposed to be a discussion about the new budget, but when the topic of Dyett High School closing came up, protesters marched toward the stage and the mayor
The mayor heard plenty of complaints at the first town hall meeting, but is also seeking suggestions for how to plug a $750 million hole in the budget.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s taking steps to protect children who could be shoved out of an early education program, because of Rauner administration cuts, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago is suing former red-light camera contractor Redflex Traffic Systems in the wake of a guilty plea in federal court by its one-time CEO.
Some yelled, while some read from their smart phones. One odd man out even thanked the mayor.
The lakefront downtown this morning was awash in wetsuits and spandex as an estimated seven thousand athletes participated in the Chicago Triathlon.
Emanuel: Journalists’ Murders “Stark Reminder” Of Need For Better Gun Control, Mental Health Treatment
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a longtime supporter of stricter gun control, said the on-air murders of a Virginia TV reporter and photographer served as “stark reminder” the government needs to be “shocked into action.”
The CTA initiative will be a part of the agency’s successful Second Chance Program, which trains non-violent ex-offenders, victims of abuse, and others who face barriers to employment.
Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, said Chicago area drivers can expect to see prices fall by up to 50 cents in the next couple weeks, after BP confirmed it has reopened the crude distillation unit that went offline on Aug. 8.
The mayor said he, his finance team, and cabinet members will attend the meetings on Monday, Aug. 31, Wednesday, Sept. 2, and Thursday, Sept. 3. Emanuel said he’ll spell out the choices the city must make in these challenging, pension debt-driven times; and he wants to hear residents’ thoughts on coping with the crises.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is distancing himself from Governor Rauner’s latest budget proposal, which the governor says was negotiated with Emanuel among others, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Members of the Jackie Robinson West Little League team are still waiting for a special gift.
Leaders of some of the biggest companies in the country were at McCormick Place on Thursday, for what has been dubbed a catalyst for hiring programs and events.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel paid a visit to some young people taking part in the city’s “One Summer” jobs program on Wednesday in the West Englewood neighborhood.
A big day got even bigger for a new Chicago police officer, when he proposed to his longtime girlfriend right after joining Chicago’s finest.
The expansion will include a larger parking deck, with four levels, and space for hundreds of cars. Security checkpoints also will be enhanced, and concession areas will be expanded in response to complaints from tourists and business travelers who have expressed concerns about the amenities at Midway for years.
Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s latest report found the city has paid American Healthway Services more than $3 million a year to administer the employee wellness program, but the administration has done nothing to track the company’s performance.