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
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.