Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday that the city's facing a $635 million budget shortfall next fiscal year.Emanuel told reporters the budget deficit isn't anything new. He didn't directly criticize former Mayor Richard Daley, but Emanuel said the issue is long-term and structural."
Kids in Chicago will now have to be indoors earlier in the evening. The city council on Thursday approved a measure fining kids between the ages of 12 and 16 who are found out after 10:00 p.m. without an adult during the week.
Chicago's adding 50 full-time police officers to patrol Chicago Transit Authority trains and bus stations. City officials say the officers will be drawn from the Chicago Police Academy and should be in place by next spring.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel reached the end of his mayoral honeymoon, according to the Christian Science Monitor. The verdict comes after the mayor walked out on an interview last week with Mary Ann Ahern, a political reporter for NBC 5 Chicago.
As the temperatures rise, so does crime--it's a somewhat predictable summer story. Mayor Emanuel responded by putting more cops on the streets; the move is supported by Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy but it may not be the answer for all Chicagoans.