The mayor is promising an ordinance that would trim the types of business licenses the city requires by 60 percent. He says the measure, planned for City Council introduction on Wednesday, would cut the number from 117 to 49 and make it easier for companies to operate in the city.
There are many types of ground-breakings. There are the unceremonious ones with no politicians in sight, and there are others where politicians line up to synchronize their shovel-holding for watching cameras. And then there’s the kind that Jesse Jackson Jr. wants to have on April 21.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has decided to channel more than $7.3 million in tax increment financing toward a “bus rapid transit” line downtown, according to transportation and economic-development officials.The money will combine with an announced $24.6 m