Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that he is actively going after $15 million in unpaid water bills owed to the city by four Chicago suburbs. He also promised to take another look at free water that the city supplies to various non-profit groups.
The city of Chicago is owed $47 million in unpaid water bills. It’s a big number for a cash-strapped city. A Better Government Association study found that those who owe much of that money might not be who you expect.
Four kids were rescued from an extra-alarm blaze at a public housing complex in south suburban Robbins.
Five men have been arrested and a sixth is being sought as a fugitive following a federal drug sweep Monday that targeted cocaine sales in and around south suburban Robbins.