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
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to announce a new program Thursday that gives minority and women-owned businesses seeking city contracts extra support.Emanuel is establishing a “phase-out graduation” program to give businesses additional support as they outgrow the women and minority program.Jamie
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.
President Barack Obama flies into Chicago Wednesday for a quick fundraising trip. He's relied often on his hometown for financial support as the 2012 election ramps up.The president last raised money in Chicago in August, and before then in April. One of Mr.
The union representing staff at Chicago libraries picked up discussions Friday with the city for the first time since the library system announced that it would close all neighborhood branch locations on Mondays for the foreseeable future.