The head of the Chicago City Council's Latino Caucus said on Wednesday that a deal is closer than ever before on the contentious re-drawing of ward boundaries. The possible breakthrough comes after a compromise offer was extended to break the stalemate.Ald.
The City Council debate over Chicago's next budget begins Wednesday when aldermen start their questioning of Emanuel Administration officials.It's the first of about a dozenCity Council hearings on Rahm Emanuel's first Chicago budget.
There was some pomp but little substance as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided over his first city council meeting Wednesday.Around 10 a.m., Rahm Emanuel took his place at the podium and called the meeting to order. Unlike Mayor Richard M.
Rahm Emanuel is now Chicago's mayor. Emanuel was sworn-in late Monday morning in Millennium Park downtown. WBEZ's political reporter Sam Hudzik was there, and he joined host Melba Lara to break down inauguration day and what's ahead for Mayor Emanuel.