Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday announced a new foreclosure initiative that relies on community groups to identify abandoned properties.Standing in front of a rehabbed bungalow home in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood, Emanuel laid out details for what the city calls the Micro-Market Recovery Pr
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hitting out at republicans who have been criticizing his former boss.Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney ridiculed President Barack Obama's handling of the economy and debt ceiling debate this week.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he hadn't decided yet whether to fire 54 firefighters accused in a published report of misusing taxpayer money.The firefighters allegedly received reimbursements for miles they didn't drive in personal cars to inspections.
A new Chicago website launched last week -- ChicagoBudget.org -- lets citizens weigh in on how they think the city should regulate the budget, but the ideas being put out there are far from regular. They range from removing the names of city officials from pamphlets and city buildings, to
A new Illinois law signed Monday morning gives illegal immigrants access to private scholarships for college.Governor Pat Quinn was joined at Benito Juarez Community Academy on Chicago's West Side by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and others for the DREAM Act signing.Emanuel said he hopes the act will b
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel got his way, "the era of big government as we know it" would come to a close at City Hall. "Efficiency" is the new buzz word-- and the measure by which Emanuel asked residents to assess his success as mayor.