The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) has begun to fulfill Rahm Emmanuel’s campaign promise to draft a comprehensive cultural plan for the City of Chicago. We haven’t had a new one since 1986 when Mayor Harold Washington first established the Dept.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel didn’t waste any time putting his picks in some of city’s top positions. Forrest Claypool is an old ally of the mayor’s and a longtime political player. Emanuel tapped him to run the Chicago Transit Authority.
Mayoral Candidate Gery Chico is getting the endorsement of a Chicago education heavyweight Paul Vallas. Vallas was the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools before leaving to head public schools in Philadelphia and later New Orleans.