Cable TV customers could end up paying more as part of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to help balance a nearly $339 million budget deficit next year.Emanuel’s administration hopes to bring in $9 million in 2014 by raising the city’s amusement tax by two percentage points on cabl
Victims of torture by Chicago police under former commander Jon Burge would get reparation payments, free community college and a formal apology under a proposal introduced to the City Council Wednesday.
Despite a federal lawsuit, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he will move forward next year with a plan to phase out taxpayer-funded health care subsidies for tens of thousands of retired city workers.
There have been more than a hundred shootings and dozens of murders within a block of newly-designated “Safe Passage” routes, according to a WBEZ analysis. Chicago Public Schools is hoping the 600 new workers who start guarding those routes Monday can help stanch the violence and keep students safe.