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Emanuel budget avoids pension woes
Oct. 15, 2014
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2015 budget includes some tax hikes, silence on pension crisis.
Big bark, small bite for speed cameras so far
Jan. 9, 2014
Chicago’s growing network of speed cameras have issued nearly 574,000 warnings. But they’ve brought in just a fraction of the cash City Hall expected.
Mayor warns of pension 'cliff' in budget speech
Oct. 23, 2013
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel warned aldermen of a coming 'fiscal cliff' due to the city’s massively underfunded pension systems as he laid out his plan to close a $339 million budget deficit next year.
Aldermen question higher taxes, fines in 2014 budget
Oct. 22, 2013
As new details emerged Tuesday about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2014 budget proposal, some aldermen are questioning the roughly $34 million in higher taxes, fees and fines.
Aldermen want reparations for Burge torture victims
Oct. 16, 2013
Victims of torture by Chicago police under former commander Jon Burge would get reparation payments, free community college and a formal apology under a proposal introduced to the City Council Wednesday.
Speed cameras snap 234K leadfoots so far
Oct. 10, 2013
Chicago’s controversial new speed cameras snapped nearly 234,000 violations during their first weeks in operation.
Chicago installs new speed cameras
Aug. 12, 2013
The City of Chicago begins installing controversial new speed cameras this week. Drivers snapped speeding near parks and schools could face fines up to $100 once the rollout is complete.
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