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.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said Tuesday that he hopes to avoid calling a special session of the legislature in September over work-rule changes at McCormick Place convention center.The governor met with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and legislative leaders Tuesday morning to discuss the issue, but did
Union leaders say they have found ways to save Chicago about $242 million that will also save the jobs of as many as 625 workers who Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to lay off.On Tuesday, union leaders said they'd delivered a report to Emanuel's office that takes aim at a bloated middle mana