A spokesman for Rod Blagojevich says the ex-governor plans to testify in his corruption re-trial. His appearance on the stand could come as early as Thursday morning. Meanwhile, his defense has been keeping the seat prepared for him.
Mayor Emanuel faces some daunting challenges now that he’s getting down to the business of governance: fixing schools, cleaning up crime, fighting a legacy of corruption and patronage, and patching the city’s enormous budget deficit, among others.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel had some sharp words Thursday for the way former Mayor Richard Daley used money meant for economic development.Emanuel said tax increment financing districts, better known as TIFs, are an important economic tool for Chicago's neighborhoods.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. says fixing the housing stock should be a priority for Chicago’s new mayor.Schools, safety and spending peppered Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration speech. But Jackson says there’s no urban policy plan in Chicago – it’s been abandoned."
Chicago welcomed a new mayor into office on Monday for the first time in 22 years. Thousands gathered at Millennium Park in downtown Chicago to witness the swearing in of Rahm Emanuel as leader of America's third largest city.Among those on hand was our WBEZ colleague Adnan Rashid, one of 14 P
Several thousand spectators gathered in Millennium Park Monday to watch Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Inauguration. We spoke to some of them to see what was going through their heads as Chicago got its first new mayor in 22 years.
After Rahm Emanuel took his oath as Chicago’s mayor, he greeted residents at a city hall open house. By the time the open house started at 2 p.m., at least 400 people had filed in a line that snaked out the front door.Some had a wish list for Emanuel. Some had city advice.