Mayor's office has taken a step towards leasing Midway Airport. Emanuel says it will be different from Daley's failed deal in 2008. But the city can expect pushback from Chicagoans wary of privatization deals.
Cook County's chief judge asked the Illinois Supreme Court on Monday to appoint a judge from outside the county to preside over the involuntary manslaughter case of a nephew of former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, hours after a judge with ties to Daley recused himself.In a letter to the Administr
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is joining with 550 mayors nationwide in calling for stricter national gun laws. He's part of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a national political movement seeking to push two initiatives through Congress. They want a comprehensive national database of
While city and business leaders will roll out the red carpet for Chinese President Hu Jintao for his arrival this afternoon, others are mounting a less welcoming reception. Protesters from the ranks of democracy and human rights activists, adherents to the banned Falun Gong religion, and
The Chicago Park District will unveil long-term plans for Northerly Island tonight.The park was once the home of Meigs Field. But someday, planners hope it will feature a concert venue with a green roof, wetlands, a chain of reefs and a lagoon for kayaking and canoeing.
President Obama’s ten-day tour of Asia is an effort to drum up economic opportunities for American businesses and maybe more jobs at home.Working the international trade circuit has also been a hallmark of Mayor Daley’s tenure.
A non-partisan government watchdog group is opposing Chicago's 2011 fiscal year budget. The Civic Federation says it won't support the nearly $6.2 billion dollar budget because it doesn't address the city's structural deficit effectively.Laurence Msall is the group's president.