100 Days In: Mayor Lori Lightfoot Talks Property Taxes, Wrong Raids By Police, And What She's Learned In OfficeAs Mayor Lori Lightfoot completed her first 100 days in office Tuesday, she took credit for a renewed focus on the city’s neighborhoods and people – and weighed in on negotiations with teachers, crime and, and the repeated problem of police raiding the wrong homes.
More Crews, Garbage Bins To Help Tackle Chicago's Rat ProblemMayor Emanuel says the city is greatly stepping up its war on rodents in Chicago, but officials draw the line at employing cats.
Rahm Emanuel's New City Spending Plan Called 'Good News Budget'It's different, because almost $800 million in property tax and water tax hikes have finally reduced the city's red ink from underfunded pensions.
City Council Finance Committee Holds Hearings On Mayor's Proposed Property Tax Increase The Chicago City Council’s Finance Committee, has held hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s planned $588-million tax property tax increase, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
IPRA Chief Says Allegations Leveled By Fired Investigator Without MeritChicago’s Independent Police Review Authority reports it’s resolving cases of alleged police misconduct more quickly and handling some controversial issues properly, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Expert Says Potential City Property Tax Increase "Not Going To Be Enough" A top Chicago city official agrees with budget experts that a possible property tax hike alone will not end the city's financial crisis, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Emanuel Again Calls On Springfield To Help City Fix Its Finances
City Council Conducting Hearings On Emanuel's Proposed 2015 BudgetThe Chicago City Council has begun hearings into Mayor Emanuel’s proposed 2015 budget, and aldermen are asking questions about the spending plans, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel Proposes $8.9 Billion City Budget Mayor Emanuel outlined a 2015 city budget that holds the line on most taxes--with the exception of an increase on the parking garage tax--and promises money for education, crime prevention and job creation.
Emanuel's 2015 Budget Reportedly To Feature Increase In Parking TaxThe budget Mayor Emanuel will present to the City Council tomorrow will hold the line on some key taxes, but reportedly commuters will face another hike in the tax on parking, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor: No Property, Sales, Or Gas Tax Hike Next YearMayor Rahm Emanuel said the city will not raise property, sales, or gasoline taxes to balance next year’s budget, but he was mum about which – if any – taxes might go up.
Is City Hall Banking On Speed Cameras To Balance The Budget?Newly introduced speed cameras may be the answer for Chicago city officials who struggling to plug a projected $300 million hole in the next budget. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Emanuel To Propose 90-Day Hiring Freeze In Next BudgetTo help close a huge budget gap, Mayor Emanuel is planning to temporarily put a hold on hiring non-essential personnel reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Cigarette Tax Hike Under Consideration To Balance City BudgetChicago smokers could face even higher cigarette taxes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel tries to balance his proposed 2013 budget.
Report: Emanuel Considering Hikes On Amusement, Cigarette TaxesThe City of Chicago may be facing a budget deficit of as much as $369 million next year, and reports are now surfacing that Mayor Rahm Emanuel may be looking at raising some taxes to close the gap.