President Obama Congratulates Cubs Win On Twitter, Along With Many Chicago Sports TeamsPresident Barack Obama is giving it up for the Chicago Cubs.
Two Years After Laquan Shooting, Activists Say 'Justice Still Has Not Happened'On the second anniversary of Laquan McDonald being fatally shot 16 times by a Chicago Police officer, activists gathered at City Hall to say there is still a lot of anger and unfinished business in the community.
Watchdog Sees "Good News Budget" From Mayor, But Still Seeking DetailsA leading government financial watchdog has said Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave the City Council a “good news budget,” but said there are still some open questions about the 2017 spending plan.
Rahm Emanuel's New City Spending Plan Called 'Good News Budget'It's different, because almost $800 million in property tax and water tax hikes have finally reduced the city's red ink from underfunded pensions.
Everyone Wins, Everyone Loses In CTU-CPS Tentative AgreementIt took 18 months for all three players to reach a tentative agreement, and according to labor expert Bob Bruno, everyone walks away with a win and a loss.
Emanuel Unveils Budget With More Cops, New Grocery Bag FeeDeclaring city finances were “back on solid ground” after enacting unpopular tax hikes to shore up various employee pension funds, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a 2017 budget that would allow Chicago to hire hundreds of new police officers.
High School Once Named For Obama Delayed By CPS Funding DealMayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to open an elite high school that once was to be named after President Barack Obama has been put on the back burner, as part of the financial package that averted a teachers’ strike at the Chicago Public Schools.
CPS Parents, Students Pleased As Tentative Deal Averts StrikeChicago Public Schools parents breathed a sigh of relief – and perhaps let out a few sleep-deprived yawns – after the district reached a tentative contract agreement with the Chicago Teachers Union at the 11th hour before a threatened strike Monday night.
Chicago Teachers Reach Tentative Contract Deal With CPSKaren Lewis said she was optimistic, during a media briefing at 10 p.m. Monday, two hours away from a deadline to declare a strike if no deal is reached.
NLDS Wager Between Mayors: Lots Of Booze, Donations To Charity At StakeRahm Emanuel and Ed Lee also have contributions to charity at stake.
Parents, Elected Officials Want Mayor To Use TIF Money To Avert Teachers' StrikeSarah Ma, a parent and local school council member at Alexander Graham Bell Elementary School, pleaded with the mayor’s office to support an ordinance that would require uncommitted tax increment financing money to go back to CPS in times of financial distress.
Aldermen Approve Plan For New Police Oversight AgencyAfter a long debate, the Chicago City Council has voted 39 to 8 to approve the structure of a new agency to investigate police shootings and allegations of officer misconduct.