The outcome of Tuesday’s 14 aldermanic runoffs in Chicago will obviously be a big deal for the residents of those wards. But the interest extends much further. Labor, business and political groups - along with politicians themselves - have been dumping cash into these contests for weeks.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has dumped more than $230,000 into a handful of Chicago city council elections taking place Tuesday. But not all the candidates he's endorsed are seeing the cash.Emanuel has picked favorites in 9 of the 14 runoff races.
I got all warm and fuzzy when I first heard about the “Downtown Seder” at the Cultural Center on April 13. Dang, I thought: the city is making this piece of ecumenical theater available to all Chicagoans, in the true inclusive spirit of seders!
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he told the owner of the Chicago Cubs that a plan to fix up Wrigley Field using tax dollars is a "non-starter."Emanuel met recently with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. The mayor-elect described it as a "short...informational" meeting.
Rahm Emanuel and Toni Preckwinkle said Tuesday they could cut costs by possibly merging parts of their governments. The new Chicago mayor-elect and the new-ish Cook County board president stood before cameras to work in the buzz words of the day: collaboration, streamlining, coordination.
The Chicago police has moved 70 officers to patrol duty who were on special assignments, and the department said Friday it will tell 400 others to start wearing the uniform and help respond to calls.Interim Superintendent Terry Hillard said he wants more officers in uniform to boost police visibilit
I was checking my e-mail when the mail room attendant dropped off a hand-written letter addressed to WBEZ. It was from longtime old school Chicago Alderman Ed Bus. Bus was apparently interested in responding to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's idea of cutting the City Council in half.