Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he will review a city program that funnels public money to non-profits, after the city's inspector general this week revealed that a group led by Chicago's former first lady disproportionately benefited from the program.But Emanuel stopped short of commentin
The city of Chicago may have given preferential treatment to the non-profit founded by Mayor Richard Daley's wife, according to a new report from Chicago's inspector general Joseph Ferguson.Companies that receive subsidies from the city through tax increment financing, or TIF, are supposed to give a
Heeeeeeey! It's better than tax time. It's tax idea time!! Tolls on Lake Shore? No. More income tax? Maybe. Suburban toll? Ludicrous. Hey, has anyone asked me and the tens of ten of readers of this blog? In the past, I've opened up the flood gates to come up with new tax ideas.
Chicago's Inspector General says he's found a major conflict of interest that exposes how business leaders in the city can help guarantee government money for their own companies. World Business Chicago is an organization funded by the city tasked with growing Chicago's economy.
A new report from Chicago's inspector general shows a city agency over-reported its contracts with minority and women-owned businesses.The report found two issues with the Public Building Commission of Chicago.
On Monday Crain’s Chicago Business reported that Wal-Mart fell short in its promise to be a good neighbor to parts of Chicago’s minority communities. The company hired a black woman contractor to build its first Chicago store in Austin on the city’s West Side.
The Inspector General for the City of Chicago says city employees should not be allowed to accept gifts from companies doing business with the city.According to the Chicago Ethics Ordinance, city employees may accept gifts from contractors but the gifts can't be worth more than $50 and not more than