City Of Chicago Sues Jussie Smollett For Costs Related To Alleged AttackA City of Chicago attorney filed a lawsuit against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett to recoup money spent to investigate his claim of a racist and homophobic attack.
Lincoln Yards and The 78 Get The Green Light From City CouncilLincoln Yards will soak up a as much as 900 million dollars in TIF subsidies, creating 6,000 housing units over its 70 acres. And The 78, a south of the Loop district along the Chicago River, could could consume up to 700 million in TIF funds, while creating 13 million square feet of residential and commercial space.
At Lightfoot's Request, Emanuel Seeks To Delay Vote On Tax Subsidies For Lincoln Yards, The 78Bowing to the wishes of Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said he wants to call off a planned City Council Finance Committee vote on $1.6 billion in tax increment financing for two massive development projects, Lincoln Yards and The 78.
Jussie Smollett's Lawyers Say He Will Not Pay Chicago $130,000 For Alleged HoaxJussie Smollett's legal team has responded to a letter from the City of Chicago, which demanded the "Empire" actor pay for the cost of investigating his allegedly made-up story about a racist and homophobic attack.
Lightfoot Celebrates Blowout Victory In Mayor's Race; Sees 'Broad Mandate For Change' At City Hall“People across the city wanted a break from that broken political past, and I’m excited about the prospects,” Mayor-Elect Lori Lightfoot said.
Jussie Smollett Case: City Bills 'Empire' Actor For $130,000 In Police Costs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tells Trump 'Stay Out Of This'"When he writes the check, in the memo section, he can put the word ‘I’m accountable for the hoax,’” Emanuel said at an unrelated event on Thursday.
Architect Jeanne Gang's Team Chosen To Design Centerpiece Of $8.5 Billion O'Hare ExpansionChicago architect Jeanne Gang has been chosen to lead the design and construction of the centerpiece of a massive expansion of O'Hare International Airport.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Says Jussie Smollett Case Deserves Clearer Resolution; 'Nothing Here Adds Up'“Something is rotten in Denmark. It doesn’t add up. As I said yesterday, nothing here adds up,” Emanuel said.
Jussie Smollett's Legal Team Wants Case Sealed, Plan To File Motion For ExpungementJust a day after all the charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett were dropped, his legal team wants the case sealed. They plan to file a motion for expungement Wednesday.
Emanuel Says Smollett Got Off 'Scot-Free'; Lightfoot, Preckwinkle Want More InformationChicago police and prosecutors usually work together closely, but Tuesday Mayor Rahm Emanual lashed out at States Attorney Kim Foxx and how her office handled the Jussie Smollett case. 
'Whitewash Of Justice': Mayor Rahm Emanuel And Top Cop Eddie Johnson Attack Prosecutors For Dropping Jussie Smollett CaseChicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson is reportedly angry that prosecutors dropped charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett Tuesday in a surprise court hearing.  
MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Marches In Chicago St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe professional mixed martial artist and boxer marched in the 64th annual parade alongside Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker.
Emanuel: Sydney Is Chicago's Newest Sister CityEmanuel's office says there are more than 30 Australia-based companies in the Chicago area and 40 Chicago-area companies have a presence in Sydney.
Gov. JB Pritzker Signs Bill Requiring State Licensing Of Gun Dealers Into LawGun dealers are now required to obtain licenses in Illinois after Gov. JB Pritzker signed a landmark gun control measure into law. 
Mayor Introduces Ethics Reforms For City Council Weeks After Ald. Ed Burke ChargedMayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed broad ethic reforms for the city council to consider after an alderman was recently charged with attempted extortion.