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.
Chicago's mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said Friday he'll look into opening more single-sex public high schools in the city once he's in City Hall.There are currently four such campuses in Chicago Public Schools.At a question and answer forum with city high school students, Emanuel said he'll direct Chic
The most startling moments at last year’s rallies for the DREAM Act and immigration reform would often be when immigrant youth would step forward, identify themselves and declare themselves undocumented.The young people that took that step were a surprising bu
Chicago's current mayor and its future one disagree about whether Illinois should have the death penalty. The mayor has no official say on the death penalty issue. But when asked about it, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he supports Governor Pat Quinn's decision Wednesday to abolish it.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is explaining why he's forming a committee that will help fund candidates in Chicago runoff elections. Emanuel's political action committee will be technically separate from his campaign.
With many cities and states across the nation facing serious budget deficits and pension crises, Atlanta stands out as an exception to the rule. Since taking office 13 months ago, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has balanced the city's budget, hired more police officers, restructured city services, a
The troublesome formality of winning the mayoral election all wrapped up, Rahm Emanuel is in the midst of a mini-PR campaign to assure his hipness in certain quarters of Chicago, try to show he has a sense of humor, and possibly silence criticisms that he’ll care more about cor