The name of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich remains in a prominent spot along the Bishop Ford expressway. But that looks to be changing soon.A grain elevator for the Illinois International Port District still displays Blagojevich's name, though the paint has weathered through the years.
The two top leaders of Chicago's city college system are keeping their positions, but Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is replacing much of the board, and sending it a message.Emanuel is keeping on the board chair, investment banker Martin Cabrera, Jr., and the chancellor, Cheryl Hyman.
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has organized a community service day during his inauguration weekend in mid-May. But large chunks of the city are left out of the plan.The community service events include trash removal from the banks of the Chicago River and planting at some community gardens.
A proposal for Chicago to regulate exhaust from coal-fired power plants may be dying. But the bill’s sponsor, Ald. Joe Moore, 49th Ward, says it will come back to life soon.Moore’s legislation is stuck in a joint City Council committee chaired by Alds.
President Obama and congressional leaders may be trying to cut the federal budget, but they’ve agreed to pour more than a half-billion dollars of new funds into Race to the Top, the president’s signature education program.