The saying actually goes "knee high by the 4th of July," referencing corn and its temporally desirable height, historically the harbinger of a good harvest. But this year's record heat makes it difficult to tell whether world food prices will go up or not.
Former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley is being remembered for her dedication to the arts. But another great passion of Daley’s was Chicago’s youth.Some 20 years ago, Maggie Daley helped found what would become the nationally known After School Matters program.
Updated 11/27/11 at 5:31 p.m.Hundreds of mourners streamed through a downtown cultural center Sunday to pay their respects to former Chicago first lady Maggie Daley at a public wake and visitation.A choir sang in the background as hundreds walked by a closed casket, flower arrangements
After School Matters is practically a household name in Chicago. It's the city's premier afterschool program, founded 20 years ago by former first lady Maggie Daley. It offers needy high school students apprenticeships—20,000 of them this year alone.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he will review a city program that funnels public money to non-profits, after the city's inspector general this week revealed that a group led by Chicago's former first lady disproportionately benefited from the program.But Emanuel stopped short of commentin
The city of Chicago may have given preferential treatment to the non-profit founded by Mayor Richard Daley's wife, according to a new report from Chicago's inspector general Joseph Ferguson.Companies that receive subsidies from the city through tax increment financing, or TIF, are supposed to give a