Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending proposed fine increases for drivers who use fake, stolen or altered disability placards to park.The proposed ordinance calls for violators to pay up to $1,000 per violation.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that Chicago has been chosen to host the next World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates.The three-day annual event is scheduled for April 23-25, a few weeks before Chicago hosts the G8 and NATO conferences in mid-May."
It took just seven days for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his lobbying team to convince a reluctant state legislature to pass a bill allowing speed-detection cameras near hundreds of schools and parks throughout Chicago.The quick approval marked another General Assembly victory for the mayor who mo
The Chicago Transit Authority is threatening to reduce some suburban bus service if several Cook County commissioners follow through with a plan to cut $1.3 million in county funding to the agency.The proposal filed this week could set up a showdown between County Board President Toni Preckwinkle an
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he believes the state is close to passing a bill that could put a casino in the city.An Illinois House committee approved a scaled-down version of the proposed expansion on Tuesday during the veto session, moving it closer to a vote before the full House.
The Chicago Transit Authority says more than 700 new rail cars are being added to the city's "L" trains as part of a plan to upgrade the transit system.The new, more energy-efficient 5000 series rail cars will have wider aisle, sideways seating and LED maps.
A controversial bill that would place speed cameras around Chicago school zones is heading to the Illinois House for a full vote.State Rep. Dan Burke (D-Chicago) chairs the committee that voted Tuesday morning to send the bill to the full House.