Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to reform the city's tax increment financing program. The mayor called for transparency and accountability in the program, and for TIF dollars to only be spent as part of a larger, long-term economic plan.
The University of Chicago and the city have entered into an agreement that calls on the school to be a better South Side neighbor.The University, located in Hyde Park, has sometimes had a fraught relationship with surrounding neighborhoods.
(Photo by John Crouch)This past weekend, I traveled to Northwest Indiana for Easter. When doing so, I usually will suck up the tolls and take the Skyway. It's a faster route and you don't run into heavy traffic. That's why you are paying big tolls.
A Pentecostal leader with controversial views about homosexuality is jumping into Chicago’s mayoral race. Rev. Wilfredo De Jesús, senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt Park, is planning to announce his candidacy Thursday at the park’s boathouse.