"Outraged" Aldermen Demand Hearings On $55 Million Navy Pier TIF TransferAn investigation by the BGA and Crain’s Chicago Business found $55 million in TIF money meant for a hotel project was diverted to Navy Pier.
CPS Latino Advisory Committee Resigns Over School Budget CutsCPS Latino Advisory Committee chairman Jose Rico said his committee’s recommendations have fallen on deaf ears at the board, and that schools with mostly Latino students have the least amount of money spent on them.
Council Delays Final Vote On Airbnb Rules Amid Last-Minute ChangesA final vote on new regulations for house-sharing services like Airbnb has been delayed until next month, after some aldermen objected to approving changes presented by the Emanuel administration just minutes before Wednesday’s City Council meeting.
Aldermen, SEIU Push To Take Airport Control Away From EmanuelSeveral alderman have joined union airport workers in an effort to create an elected airport authority, and wrestle control of O’Hare and Midway airports away from Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
EPA Regional Chief In Chicago Resigns Amid Flint, Mich. Water CrisisSusan Hedman, head of the EPA regional office in Chicago whose jurisdiction includes Michigan, was stepping down Feb. 1 so the agency could focus "solely on the restoration of Flint's drinking water."
South Side Trauma Center Plan 'Still Not Enough' For Some ActivistsThe University of Chicago’s plan to create an adult trauma center on the South Side might be a victory for advocates who have been demanding such a facility for years, but it’s not good enough for some activists and at least one South Side alderman.