Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $8.9 billion budget plan won overwhelming approval from aldermen on Wednesday, although there were some ripples of criticism along the way, particularly from mayoral challenger Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd).
As aldermen prepared to approve the mayor’s 2015 budget plan on Wednesday, retired city workers were complaining they would be hurt by health care premiums included in the spending plan.
Archbishop Cupich made those in the congregation laugh hard several times, in which he said, “Seriously folks. I don’t do walking on water. I can barely swim.” But he had a serious message for Chicago-area Catholics: get out of your comfort zone, and be daring and bold when doing God’s work.
The first day of candidate filings for the city elections in February gave some early indications about the various races, but can’t tell the whole story.
Chicago was paying a last tribute Monday to its first and only female mayor, as funeral services were held for Jane Byrne at the church where her mother attended grammar school, and her grandparents were early members.
While Mayor Emanuel “looked mayoral” and hosted a news conference on winter preparedness Saturday, one of his challengers was talking about crime, spending priorities and education in the South Shore neighborhood.
Former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first and only woman to serve as mayor of Chicago, has died. Byrne’s daughter has told family friends her mother died at 10 a.m. at her Chicago home.
Edwin Torres and Maria Baez, both 31, face one felony count each of burglary, police said in a statement. Baez is also charged with aggravated battery to a peace officer, also a felony.
With his friend Bruce Rauner preparing to take the helm as the next governor of Illinois in two months, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday outlined his hopes and expectations for the incoming administration.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined to say Wednesday whether he liked the proposed design of filmmaker George Lucas’ lakefront museum.
Robocalls made to election judges created confusion with voters waiting in long lines from two in the afternoon, until three in the morning to cast their vote.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel cast his ballot in the race for governor on Wednesday, to make a point about early voting, and what’s at stake in next week’s elections.
A former alderman and state senator, Garcia said he’s challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in part, because he believes the mayor is out of touch, and cares more about the wealthy and downtown than average residents in the neighborhoods.
Garcia is gathering nominating signatures, he says, and hoping for the necessary 12,500 needed to get on the ballot.
Demonstrators in Chicago Coalition for the Homeless yellow t-shirts flooded the mayor’s fifth floor lobby cheering new CHA procedures that now let ex-offenders apply for public housing.
Federal prosecutors in Ohio argue Amer Ahmad—who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio’s deputy state treasurer—deserves the hefty sentence for “a remarkable abuse of office.”
Kurt Summers Jr., former chief of staff to Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, pledged to keep his eye on where he came from as he faces new challenges plaguing the city’s pension funds.
As federal officials stepped up efforts to prevent an outbreak of Ebola in the U.S., Mayor Rahm Emanuel praised local health workers for the steps taken to quickly evaluate two people who became ill on flights to Chicago from West Africa.
Budget Committee Chairwoman Carrie Austin (34th) said she doesn’t understand how Khan can sue the city for more money in his budget, blaming him for running out of money to fund his investigations.
The ribbon’s been cut on a huge healthcare and retail project on the city’s Southwest Side.