An attempted end run around Mayor Emanuel’s opposition to two proposals led to some sparks on the City Council floor today.
For the sake of a staggering basketball program and lining some already stuffed pockets, the end game is many people—kids mostly—not being shown the way to wisdom.
Falling property values mean falling tax revenues in Chicago.
The City of Evanston is considering devoting up $20 million toward upgrading an aging shopping center in the western part of the north suburban city.
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveils his first budget, corporate protesters are taking their message to City Hall.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing using Tax Increment Financing funds to build a new library in the Albany Park neighborhood and a parking lot for a school in Bronzeville.
Tax-increment financing, or TIF, is a controversial economic development tool that has been abused in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday vowed again to add oversight to the program.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s TIF Task Force got an earful from the public Thursday night.
Residents of the West Rogers Park neighborhood honored Mayor Richard M. Daley today, as the mayor called the area “a ward that truly represents the entire city as a city of immigrants.”
Rahm Emanuel said that, if elected Chicago’s next mayor, he will use tax increment financing to hire police officers and deploy them to fight crime in targeted areas.
Sponsor argues money would go a long way toward rehabbing and inhabiting foreclosed properties.