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
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans Wednesday to replace long-time Public Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey.Dempsey will be succeeded by Brian Bannon, who's currently serving as Chief Information Officer at the San Francisco Public Library.Dempsey said leaving her position as the library comm
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered President Barack Obama some advice on his upcoming State of the Union address Thursday during a panel discussion at the University of Chicago.Emanuel, who served as Mr.
As lawmakers prepare for their spring legislative session, supporters of expanding gambling in Illinois say they are working toward an agreement that may finally resolve one of the state’s longstanding items of unfinished business.If approved, the compromise could clear the way for five new casinos
Standing in the lobby of the the newly-renovated and reopened Grand Avenue Red Line stop, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday more planned updates for the city's train system.The announced plans include building a new Green Line stop near McCormick Place, renovating the Clark and Divisio
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending Bill Daley's tenure as the White House chief of staff. Daley's resignation was announced Monday, one year after replacing Emanuel in the position.Daley is the brother of long-time Chicago Mayor Richard M.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says lawmakers will try again this year to pass a gambling expansion bill.Quinn said on Friday he's talked with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Senate President John Cullerton about ways to revive the so-far failed measure in the coming months.