About twenty Illinois residents have made the list of big campaign fundraisers for President Obama's re-election effort.The Obama campaign late last week released a list of about 250 people they're calling "volunteer fundraisers."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday he's laying off up to 625 city workers, after labor leaders blew a Friday deadline to come up with a list of cost-saving measures in order to avoid pink slips."I took the steps because I cannot wish away this budget shortfall," Emanuel said.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel suggested on Thursday he expects Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation that would bring a casino to Chicago.Emanuel lobbied lawmakers to pass the monster gaming bill that would allow for five new casinos, including one in the city."
Maybe he’ll show off his rond de jambe. Tonight Mayor Rahm Emanuel circulates a bit, then delivers a few remarks at the opening reception of the Dance USA 2011 Annual Conference, being held in Chicago. Expect reassuring talk; let’s hope he walks the walk.
President Bill Clinton announced in Chicago Wednesday that the AFL-CIO is committed to raising $10 billion over the next five years for American infrastructure projects.Clinton is leading a two-day conference of the Clinton Global Initiative, with participants ranging from political leaders to econo
Everyone knows that Rod Blagojevich has been on trial, that he’s charged with committing crimes, but who actually understands the charges? Well, here’s a breakdown.To understand any of the particular charges, prosecutors say you have to answer only one question:“Did the defendant try to get a b
Chicago’s new Board of Education will convene for the first time Wednesday to address a hot topic: whether the district can afford $100 million in raises scheduled for unionized employees.Less than four years ago, it was Chicago Public Schools that pushed the Chicago Teachers Union for an agreement