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.
A neglected former industrial site on the Southeast Side of Chicago is poised to get some needed economic development.U.S. Bank is donating land near 111th Street and the Bishop Ford Highway for construction of Pullman Park, a mixed-used project.
The Dueling Critics and a whole crowd of those who are otherwise night folks assembled at the Goodman at dawn (well, 8 a.m.) last Thursday for what was billed as a major important announcement, complete with mayor. (These days no announcement is major-important unless the mayor is there.