Mayor Emanuel was expected to unveil his much-anticipated, much-vetted 2012 budget Wednesday. The new mayor did not tackle his first budget alone as the city faced a projected shortfall of over $635 million dollars next year.
This week the DuPage County Board is expected to vote on new rules about where places of worship can locate. The changes would allow houses of worship into all zoning districts by right, unlike before.
The early rhetoric tossed around in the Republican primary for Illinois' 14th congressional district is focusing on style and experience. The district includes much of Chicago's western and northern ex-urbs, pairing two GOP incumbents.U.S. Rep.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended his former boss Sunday, sounding a refrain that voters may be hearing a lot from Democrats ahead of the 2012 election: Things would be a lot worse in the U.S. had President Barack Obama not been elected."