Former Illinois First Lady Lura Lynn Ryan died late Monday after a long and public battle with lung cancer. Her husband, ex-Governor George Ryan, was at her side. Ryan is currently serving a six-and-a-half year sentence for racketeering, tax fraud, conspiracy and making false statements to the FBI.
Richard Daley has joined the law firm that helped negotiate the controversial deal to privatize Chicago's parking meters.The news of the former mayor’s latest post-political job came mere weeks after he left office.The firm, Katten Muchin Rosenman, is based in downtown Chicago.
Updated at 9:19 p.m. Richard Daley is going back to school. The recently retired Chicago mayor has taken a position at the University of Chicago.Daley will not be a professor, and he won't be grading papers.
Rahm Emanuel is now Chicago's mayor. Emanuel was sworn-in late Monday morning in Millennium Park downtown. WBEZ's political reporter Sam Hudzik was there, and he joined host Melba Lara to break down inauguration day and what's ahead for Mayor Emanuel.
Outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has more than a million dollars in his campaign account. When he retires, he can take all of it with him for personal use. The mayor is not saying if he will, but it would be perfectly legal if he does.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has laid out a plan he says will help Chicagoans judge whether he is living up to his promises.Ever since he returned to the city to seek the mayor's office, Emanuel has pointed out what he describes as serious problems with the way Chicago works.