Hundreds of teachers, community activists, and parents held a demonstration outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home late Monday to protest proposals to close or completely restaff 17 schools.A board vote on the proposals is scheduled for Wednesday.The crowd walked silently up North Hermitage, then prayed
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday he's appointing 33-year firefighter veteran Jose Santiago as the new commissioner of the Chicago Fire Department.The announement came the same day current Commissioner Rober Hoff publicly announced his resignation as head of the department.Santiago curre
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he did not direct a consulting firm with ties to him to help groups in favor of his education reforms.The Chicago Tribune reports Resolute Consulting gave money and organizational aid to religious and community groups in favor of lengthening school days, strengthening
Chicago City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on an ordinance that would automatically deduct outstanding debts from Illinoisans' state income tax returns.The city estimates nearly 100,000 state residents and businesses have unpaid city parking tickets, red light camera citations and administr
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Noble Charter School network for charging students fees for misconduct.School activists accuse the 10-school network of collecting almost $200,000 last year by fining students to attend detention or behavior classes, and nearly $400,000 since the 2008-2009 sch
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he did not play a role in the decision to scrap a student design chosen for the city's vehicle sticker.The City Clerk's office chose a new sticker earlier this week after the original design was thought to contain gang symbols."
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday that crime is significantly down in two districts historically plagued by violence as a result of an initiative aimed at targeting gangs and drug markets in those areas.McCarthy said murders in the Englewood (7th) and Harrison (11th) districts