Forrest Claypool has been picked to head the Chicago Transit Authority by the city's next mayor.Agenda item number one for the CTA, according to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, is the agency's budget. He's pledging not to raise fares.
Ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's second corruption trial begins Wednesday. And it's likely to once again put a lot of attention on Rahm Emanuel, now Chicago's mayor-elect.Emanuel was never called to testify last summer and has not been accused of wrongdoing.
Updated 12 p.m. April 19, 2011 Jean-Claude Brizard will be the new CEO of Chicago Public Schools. Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced the selection this morning of the Rochester schools superintendent.
Did you see Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel during the Bulls game? He had (great?) seats under the basket and was featured prominently in a late game Derrick Rose highlight. Rose made a huge play and then postured to the audience, pumping his chest and shouting at the crowd.
President Barack Obama returns to Washington on Friday with his re-election campaign a bit richer. The president attended three fundraising events Thursday evening in Chicago.Ticket prices topped out at $35,800, though they were as low as $100 at the largest event, on Navy Pier.
Top story: Tonight, President Obama will be in Chicago to kick off his campaign for reelection in 2012. He will be here at Navy Pier for a big fundraiser tonight. Opposite that fundraiser, Mayor Daley will be attending the "I Love Chicago.