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.
Chicago Alderman PunchedWard 27 Ald. Walter Burnett tells CBS 2 a man came to his office earlier in the day and threatened to kill him and the mayor.
Chicago Alderman's Office BurglarizedThe thief took off with Ald. Walter Burnett's Trek bicycle. CBS 2's Mike Parker reports.
Black Leaders Want More Change At CPD Than Extra Tasers, TrainingSome African American politicians representing the West Side said Thursday they want to see more than new Tasers and training for police officers as Mayor Rahm Emanuel seeks to rebuild public trust in the Chicago Police Department.
McCarthy Plans Listening Tour To Strengthen Police Relationship With Chicago ResidentsPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy planned to meet with residents and community leaders in all 22 police districts in Chicago, so he can hear their concerns. He’ll be accompanied by high-ranking police officials, and they’ll all listen to what people have to say about the state of police service in their neighborhoods.
Aldermen Want Companies Doing Bond Business With City To Disclose Workforce Diversity Chicago Aldermen are recommending passage of a requirement to force companies doing bonds business with the City to disclose the diversity of their work forces, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Fulton Market Owners Fight City Hall Plan For Landmark DistrictBusiness owners in the city’s trendy Fulton Market area were urging the Emanuel administration to drop plans to designate the district as a city landmark, and turn the wholesale market into a tourist-oriented farmers market like Pike Place in Seattle.
Mayor's Office Pushing For Moratorium On Closures Of SRO HotelsAdvocates have said many people are being left homeless because residential hotels have been closing in increasing numbers.
Advocates, Aldermen Want Demolished Public Housing ReplacedAs Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to introduce a five-year housing plan to the City Council on Wednesday, some aldermen and housing activists were urging the administration to halt what they see as a loss of public housing in Chicago.
Zoning Committee Places Moratorium On Small Digital SignsAlderman Walter Burnett proposed the nine month moratorium on smaller digital billboards less than 100 square feet.
Mayor Seeks Big Fines For Gun Offenses Near SchoolsMayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to keep gunslingers away from public schools, buses and Safe Passage Program routes by creating a city ordinance with stiff fines for weapon offenses.
Aldermen Backing Ordinance To Protect Renters After ForeclosuresSeveral aldermen have joined community activists in calling for passage of a measure designed to prevent more buildings from becoming vacant.