Mayor Defends McCarthy's Promotion Of Cop Under InvestigationMayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday backed Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s decision to promote a top police official who is under scrutiny for his role in the death investigation involving a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
McCarthy Faces Tough Questions From City Council, Get Backing From EmanuelMayor Rahm Emanuel said he stands by Police Supt. Garry McCarthy, despite calls from members of the City Council Black Caucus that the superintendent be replaced; but the mayor said he understands the aldermen’s frustrations, and empathizes with them.
Mayor Emanuel Calls On Churches To Join Anti-Violence InitiativeMayor Rahm Emanuel is backing a new anti-violence initiative started at a west side church and he’s prodding other churches to get involved, as well, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Emanuel: Political Leaders Must "Wake Up" After Oregon Mass ShootingIn the wake another mass shooting – this time at a community college in Oregon – Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it’s clear the nation needs stricter gun laws.
CPS Lowers Four Years Of Inflated Graduation RatesThe 69.4 percent graduation rate originally reported by CPS for the 2013-14 school year – which Mayor Rahm Emanuel had called a record high for the district – was lowered to 66.3 percent. The three previous years’ graduation rates also were dropped an average of more than 2 points each year.
ConAgra Moving Headquarters To ChicagoConAgra, manufacturer of processed food brands like Chef Boyardee, Slim Jim, Tennessee Pride, and Jiffy Pop, is cutting approximately 1,500 jobs, and moving its headquarters from Omaha, Nebraska, to downtown Chicago.
Mayor's Plan To Privatize 311 Call Center Raises QuestionsSome aldermen were surprised and expressed concerns when the mayor announced plans to outsource operations at the 311 call center, a move he said would save about $1 million a year.
Emanuel Administration Outlining Budget Details In City Council HearingsThis is the first day of City Council hearings into Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed 2016 budget, and the administration is trying to provide aldermen with more details about its revenue and spending plans, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Emanuel Loses Bid To Void Daley Administration's Park Grill DealThe city sued the owners of the Park Grill in December 2011, arguing their 30-year concession agreement was invalid, because the city owns most of the land, and the Chicago Park District did not get City Council authorization for the contract.
Emanuel To Aldermen: Raise Property Taxes, Or Lay Off Cops And FirefightersMayor Rahm Emanuel told aldermen Tuesday the city must raise property taxes by $543 million to shore up police and firefighter pension funds, or face laying off thousands of firefighters and police officers.
Emanuel Allies Suggest Compromise On Garbage Collection FeeMayor Rahm Emanuel’s top City Council ally and a five other aldermen have unveiled a scaled-down plan for first-ever garbage collection fees in Chicago.
Motorola Solutions Moving HQ From Schaumburg To Downtown ChicagoMotorola Solutions, which makes communications and other equipment for government and public safety agencies, is moving its global headquarters from suburban Schaumburg to downtown Chicago, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.