Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said 138 police officers will be redeployed to a street beat by the end of this year, bringing the number of redeployed officers to more than 1000 since Emanuel took office.The mayor announced his plan with Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Thursday as part of his go
The mayor introduced a measure to the city council this week that will cut the head tax in half next year and do away with it by 2014.If a company in Chicago employs more than 50 people, it has to pay four dollars a month for every employee. Mayor Rahm Emanuel calls this head tax a "job killer."
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
A new recycling program is beginning today in the city of Chicago.It pits the city's Streets and Sanitation department against two private companies to see who can pick up recycling the most efficiently.Lou Phillips is with Local 100, the union that represents Chicago's streets and sanitation worker
Do you know about the new show in town addressing the causes and consequences of Chicago's persistent racial segregation? No, not Clybourne Park, though Bruce Norris's Pulitzer prizewinner does so brilliantly.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is scheduled to meet with some airline executives on Monday.The mayor says he wants to discuss potential improvements to the city workforce and infrastructure that could help Chicago build its airline industry."
The Chicago Transit Authority is planning to install hundreds of electronic bus trackers at high-traffic stops throughout the city.The $3.7 million project will equip 400 bus shelters with LED screens to inform riders when the next bus is scheduled to appear.