"Chicago style" or the "Chicago way" of doings things can be a funny thing--cultural quirks--like the unwritten rule that hot dogs be dressed with celery salt, not ketchup. But the city also earned a reputation for shady politics and back-room deals.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that he hadn't decided yet whether to fire 54 firefighters accused in a published report of misusing taxpayer money.The firefighters allegedly received reimbursements for miles they didn't drive in personal cars to inspections.
In 2009, the city imposed furlough days and unpaid holidays. Cutting 24 days from the schedule each year was estimated to save a hundred and $34 million but Chicago's Inspector General Joe Ferguson says that number is wrong.