Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has hired the son of a longtime Democratic official to be the city's top lobbyist.Matthew Hynes worked for the Emanuel campaign as a consultant, and will now direct the new mayor's "Office of Legislative Counsel and Government Affairs."
Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has more than a million dollars in his campaign account. When he retires, he can take all of it with him for personal use. The mayor is not saying if he will, but it would be perfectly legal if he does.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has laid out a plan he says will help Chicagoans judge whether he is living up to his promises.Ever since he returned to the city to seek the mayor's office, Emanuel has pointed out what he describes as serious problems with the way Chicago works.
Federal authorities are investigating the police department of New Jersey's largest city, months after the state American Civil Liberties Union complained of rampant misconduct and lax internal oversight.