Today is a big one for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. He worked hard on his first city budget, and today he puts on his best suit, maybe puts some product in the old hairstyle and tries out a different cologne. A cologne called "Victory."
A Chicago suburb is complaining about the price it'll soon have to pay the city for Lake Michigan water.Chicago sells water to everyone at the same price: whether they're residents of a South Side bungalow, a skyscraper's landlord or a suburb.
Chicago aldermen have long controlled a key city service: garbage pick-up. But not for long, says Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As part of our coverage this week of Emanuel's budget, we look at the politics of trash.Right now, Chicago's garbage trucks are assigned to one of its 50 wards."
When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released his first budget plan last month, he said, “A budget is about priorities.” Over the past few weeks, the ensuing process to arrive at a final budget has involved a push-and-pull between aldermen and the mayor, rallies by residents and lobbying by interest grou