Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel still owes tens of thousands of dollars to a law firm that helped keep him on the ballot last winter.To date, Emanuel's campaign has paid the law firm Mayer Brown $625,000, including a payment in late September of $200,000. But a debt remains of
First Lady Michelle Obama returned to her native South Side Chicago on Tuesday to promote her initiatives on healthy eating for children as well as her quest to eliminate food deserts.Obama stopped by a refashioned Walgreens on 75th and State Street.
The Emanuel administration is looking seriously at changing the rates for taxi cab rides in Chicago.Cab drivers in Chicago have long argued for a raise, and Rosemary Krimbel is giving them reason to be optimistic.
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.
Right or wrong, there's a perception that Illinois politics is a game played best by a well-connected few. This next story won't improve that image.Some of the state's political insiders make big money by lobbying the politicians they help elect.
Heeeeeeey! It's better than tax time. It's tax idea time!! Tolls on Lake Shore? No. More income tax? Maybe. Suburban toll? Ludicrous. Hey, has anyone asked me and the tens of ten of readers of this blog? In the past, I've opened up the flood gates to come up with new tax ideas.