The City of Chicago made a $640 million pension payment to CPS, then turned around and borrowed $500 million to avoid more cuts. Ralph Martire of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability talks about the plan, and what it means going forward
Our week-long series "Grading Rahm" closes with WBEZ reporters thoughts on a range of issues voters may be talking about before the polls open next month. Also, we take listeners' calls with reactions to previous "Grading Rahm" segments - jobs and the economy, education, public safety and transparency. And, Technomi consultant Darren Tristano talks with us about the future of McDonalds.
Our Grading Rahm series continues with a discussion of the Mayor's handling of the city's public safety issues. How has he dealt with communities stricken by violence and policies affecting cops and residents' relationship?
We continue our "Grading Rahm" series with a look at how the Mayor has impacted parents, teachers and students dependent on his policies. Former railway administrator Joe Szabo returns to Chicago to work on a roadmap for regional transportation at the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
Chicago Public Schools is in line to get at least $24 million from another TIF surplus after City Hall passes it’s budget, but it’s not clear how much will make it down to schools to offset the budget cuts made over the summer.
Chicago Mayer Rahm Emanuel and his wife joined NATO spouses at the Joffrey on Sunday, where they watched a "short performance", which means that not even the arts could avoid this weekend's excitement. Guests received "a limited edition, Picasso-inspired silk scarf based on designs developed for the ballet Parade."