Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to reform the city's tax increment financing program. The mayor called for transparency and accountability in the program, and for TIF dollars to only be spent as part of a larger, long-term economic plan.
Chicago's mayor on Monday will sit through the first of two public meetings on the city's budget. Rahm Emanuel must find a way to close a deficit estimated to top $600 million.The meetings - Monday evening in the Englewood neighborhood and Wednesday evening in West Town - are not a new idea.
Today we wrap up our coverage of Rahm Emanuel's first 100 days in office. All week we've brought you stories about the new Chicago mayor: what he's accomplished, where he's fallen short.Now we give the microphone to people who tried to stop Emanuel from getting the job in the first place.