Police Supt. Eddie Johnson Says He's 'Toying With' Retirement, But Won't Confirm He Will Step Down SoonCalling himself “a Chicago guy through and through,” Johnson said he’s been proud to serve as a police officer on the same streets where he grew up.
Aldermen Address Concerns About COPA's Mission, FundingDuring budget hearings, some aldermen raised concerns that the city’s new police accountability agency has not been given enough money.
City To Expand Library Facilities In Public Housing DevelopmentsLibrary Commissioner Brian Bannon said the new facilities would be built in the CHA’s Roosevelt, Northtown, and Independence communities.
Emanuel Still Seeking Budget Solutions Ahead Of Second Town Hall MeetingThe mayor heard plenty of complaints at the first town hall meeting, but is also seeking suggestions for how to plug a $750 million hole in the budget.
Emanuel Gets Earful At Budget ForumSome yelled, while some read from their smart phones. One odd man out even thanked the mayor.
Aldermen Furious At McCarthy's Lack Of Data On Police StaffingAt City Council budget hearings on Thursday, some aldermen were angered that Police Supt. Garry McCarthy could not immediately tell them exactly how many officers are currently on the force.
Chicago Aldermen Hold First Hearing On $8.3 Budget PlanThe City Council's Budget Committee held its first hearing Tuesday on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.3 billion budget plan for next year.
Aldermen Grill Top Cop On Station Closings, Officer DeploymentPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy was on the hot seat at City Hall on Thursday, as aldermen demanded to know why he plans to close police stations and how he’s deploying police officers.
Emanuel Faces Critics At First Public Budget HearingThe first of several town hall meetings on Chicago's city budget became heated Monday as Mayor Rahm Emanuel went nose to nose with some critics who challenge areas he has cut.