Black Aldermen Again Call For Ouster Of Police Supt. Garry McCarthyA day after the Emanuel administration released video of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, the City Council Black Caucus renewed its demand that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy resign or be fired.
Uber Cleared For Airport Pickups In ChicagoA ride-hailing giant whose investors include Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother was cleared for take-off Tuesday at Chicago airports — just in time to cash in on the Thanksgiving travel rush.
No Bail For Officer Charged With Murder In Shooting Of Laquan McDonaldA Chicago police officer has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Officer Jason Van Dyke was expected to appear for a bond hearing at noon Tuesday.
Mayor To Meet With Ministers As City Prepares To Release Video Of Fatal Police ShootingMayor Rahm Emanuel was meeting with community and religious leaders on Monday, to prepare for the backlash when a video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager is made public.
City Council Defies Governor Rauner On Refugee StanceThe resolution reaffirming Chicago’s status as a sanctuary city was unanimously approved after several aldermen offered personal stories of seeking refuge here.
Mayor Emanuel Defends Speed Camera Program Amid Reports Of Erroneous Tickets Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the worth of the city’s speed camera program in the face of reports of nearly $2.5 million in erroneous tickets being issued, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Counterterrorism Experts Gather At McCormick Place To Discuss StrategyMayor Rahm Emanuel will kick off the 21st annual Joint Counterterrorism Awareness Workshop at McCormick Place. The conference was planned months ago, but in the wake of the deadly Paris terror attacks, the discussions will be especially timely and important.
Mayor Doesn't Seem Worried About Preckwinkle Hotel Tax PlanThe head of the Chicago’s official tourism agency has warned a planned Cook County hotel tax could hurt the city’s convention industry, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel seemed less concerned.
Emanuel: State Budget Impasse 'Much Ado About Nothing'As Chicago prepared to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said politics in Illinois would qualify as a Shakespearean tragicomedy.
CTU Promising Strike Vote If CPS Lays Off TeachersThe Chicago Teachers Union is charging that public school students are being held hostage by the continuing budget battle in Springfield.
As Feud Expands, Rauner Buys Rahm A Dead FishThe political feud between Chicago's mayor and the state's governor blew up even further on Friday in theatrical fashion.
Transportation Firm To Bring 800 Jobs To ChicagoA Chicago-based transportation logistics company has announced plans to double its workforce in the city, after recently acquiring a Skokie-based operation. Echo Global Logistics CEO Douglas Waggoner said his transportation and technology company is absorbing a firm it acquired.