Chicago's Inspector General says he's found a major conflict of interest that exposes how business leaders in the city can help guarantee government money for their own companies. World Business Chicago is an organization funded by the city tasked with growing Chicago's economy.
Cook County Clerk David Orr said he expects gambling to become an increasingly bigger issue for lobbyists in the coming year.Lobbyists were paid nearly $1 million and made 632 contacts with Cook County officials so far this year, according to a government website that tracks lobbying in the county.O
Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached the end of his mayoral honeymoon, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The verdict comes after the mayor walked out on an interview last week with Mary Ann Ahern, a political reporter for NBC 5 Chicago.
Hundreds of city workers will avoid being laid off for the time being, as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced $20 million dollars in cost saving measures after a labor concession agreement was allowed to lapse.Emanuel ordered a partial hiring freeze and said seven city-run health clinics