This week, Rahm Emanuel marks his 100th day as Chicago's mayor. This is an artificial milestone - we know - but one Emanuel himself set before taking office, when he laid out some early goals.Among the promises: making city hall more transparent than in the past.
Those of us in the arts community should take care not to get too intoxicated by Rahm's going to the theater or to a dance concert, or even by his appointing a multi-member arts committee for his transition. Many if not most theater and dance companies are nonprofit organizations, and the mayo
Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday said the city's police superintendent abruptly resigned this week in order to pursue other job offers.Jody Weis' resignation Tuesday - the final day of his contract - came as a surprise to the Daley administration.
The Chicago board of elections says it's printing ballots for the February election without the name of one mayoral candidate.Board Chairman Langdon Neal says the order has already been placed to print about 2 million ballots. Neal says that should've been done last week.
Last night the four frontrunners for mayor gathered for their first major debate of the election. The candidates did not generate a lot of sparks. But there were quite a few questions – nearly three dozen of them. And they were posed by high schoolers.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Rainbow Push held a mayoral forum instead of featuing a keynote speaker at its annual breakfast.Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle, Carol Moseley Braun and Patricia Van Pelt Watkins participated.
Another Chicago mayoral candidate is pulling out of the race. The Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus said Friday he’d throw his weight behind lobbyist Gery Chico. De Jesus leads a mostly Puerto Rican church called New Life Covenant, one of the city’s biggest congregations.