In a newsletter to 42nd Ward residents Alderman Brendan Reilly says he is getting expert help trying to find ways of getting out of the city’s 75-year parking meter lease deal championed by former Mayor Richard Daley.
A Chicago home to royalty in the arts, and a mayor of Chicago, has been honored as the city’s most historic site for African-Americans, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Activists fighting the mayor’s plan to close more than fifty schools, mostly in black neighborhoods, are urging people to boycott the public meetings being held for the individual schools, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Drinking, gambling and urinating on the public way are crimes that, Chicago Police contend, can “ruin the social fabric” of a neighborhood and set the stage for more serious crimes, including prostitution, gang loitering and narcotics sales.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Zeke, offers a revealing portrait of Chicago’s top elected official in a new book he was signing in Winnetka Thursday.
You probably don’t know his name, but he helped you figure out where Chicago’s snowplows were this winter.
CBSChicago.com reported that a jumbo-sized sticking point has emerged in the negotiations over the rehab of 99-year-old Wrigley Field with the Cubs wanting to erect a giant video screen beyond the bleachers that would measure 6,000 square feet.
A few ways teachers can take that crushing anguish they’ve acquired while fighting for their communities and relieve it just the tiniest bit.
More than a dozen ministers from the South and West sides delivered a letter to Mayor Emanuel’s office calling for a year-long moratorium on school closings.
They called him a racist. They called him the “Murder Mayor.” After two days of silence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally speaks about the decision to close 53 Chicago public schools.
Mayor Emanuel says Chicago children would be the beneficiaries if the state allows the city to have a gambling casino.
The CTA compares it to open heart surgery: the shutdown of the Wells Street Bridge for reconstruction, starting this weekend – affecting the Brown Line and five other lines. And Mayor Emanuel says the city is saving money – and time.
Art, music, computers classes — it’s a sacrifice many principals and parents have had to make in order to fund a full day of kindergarten. No more, though. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
Mayor Emanuel is warning Chicago will be hurt if lack of a budget deal triggers automatic budget cuts known as Sequestration, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel has issued statement mourning the loss of bluesman Magic Slim, who did it his way against some long odds. WBBM’s John Cody has more.
The Emanuel Administration is announcing the first major expansion of Chicago’s Blue Cart Recycling Program. He kicked off the first phase on the North Side.
Mayor Emanuel and labor leaders have announced settlement on a new Police Sergeants’ contract that he hopes can be a framework for a larger police union agreement.
A onetime Illinois Department of Transportation employee has been chosen by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to replace Ald. Sandi Jackson (7th).
Illinois and Indiana law enforcement officers plan to team-up to go after gun-runners.
Hadiya Pendleton’s family had said they wanted to keep politics out of the 15-year-old murder victim’s funeral and despite the political undertones, considering some of the guests, they mostly did.
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