Sessions Vows To Block Sanctuary Cities From Getting Justice GrantsU.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday said the Trump administration would block so-called “sanctuary cities” like Chicago from receiving Justice Department grants, and seek to “claw back” existing funds, if they do not begin helping the federal government enforce immigration laws.
Mayor Emanuel, Officials Announce $600K Investment For West Side ParkRiis Park in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood will get $600,000 to replace a track and repair tennis courts.
Gov. Rauner Vetoes Bill To Overhaul Chicago Employee Pension ProgramThe bill would have required municipal workers and laborers to contribute more to their retirement and allow them to retire at age 65.
Gov. Rauner Wants Democrats, Officials To Support Pension LegislationThe governor said Republicans would support laws changing the state’s pension systems and providing $250 million in school pension relief.
Juan Salgado Named Chancellor Of Chicago City CollegesAs the newly appointed chancellor of Chicago’s City Colleges, Salgado's job will be to upgrade student performance.
Mayor Asks Teachers' Union To Back Off Possible One-Day StrikeNot surprisingly, the mayor said Chicago Public Schools students need more time in the classroom, not less, but the mayor did not lash out at the teachers’ union for suggesting a possible one-day strike on May 1.
CTA To Break Ground On New $100 Million Rail Car FactoryThe new manufacturing plant at 13535 S. Torrence Ave. will create more than 300 skilled factory and new construction jobs, according to a statement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office.
351 New Officers, Detectives, Sergeants Graduate Police AcademyOne of the largest Chicago police graduation ceremonies in recent history was held Wednesday morning, as a class of 351 new officers, detectives, and sergeants took their oaths of office.
BGA Goes Back To Court To Gain Access To Emanuel’s Private EmailsThe massive document dump that saw Mayor Rahm Emanuel release 2,700 of his private emails after trying to conceal them wasn’t enough to satisfy the Better Government Association.
The New Provisions Of TrumpcarePresident Trump unveiled the Republican plan to replace Obamacare, but it immediately came under fire from both the left and the right.
Emanuel Slams Rauner's CPS Funding Ideas: "Emperor Wears No Clothes"Mayor Rahm Emanuel has flatly rejected Gov. Bruce Rauner’s two most recent suggestions for ways to provide the Chicago Public Schools with $215 million in needed teacher pension relief, declaring "the emperor wears no clothes."
Critics Slam New Trump Travel Ban As 'Wolf In Sheep's Clothing'President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban drew a swift rebuke from opponents of the original ban, who said the new executive order is “nothing more than a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” which still unfairly targets Muslim immigrants.