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  • South Austin pastor lives lavishly while West Side projects languish

    South Austin pastor lives lavishly while West Side projects languish
    Hoping to create 40 jobs and spark economic activity on a downtrodden corner, city officials helped pastor John Abercrombie build a fast-food restaurant a decade ago in South Austin. All that remains of those hopes today is a vacant cinder-block shell...
  • Mom of alleged sex assault victim suing pastor for failing to protect girls from ex-music director

     Mom of alleged sex assault victim suing pastor for failing to protect girls from ex-music director
    One after another, teenage girls or their mothers approached their prominent West Side minister and accused the music director at his rapidly growing church of rape and molestation. Instead of alerting police, Apostle John Abercrombie in three instances...
  • Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes

    Banks reap benefits from donating foreclosed homes
    In the historic Golden Dome field house in Garfield Park, bank executives and charity leaders gathered in August to trade hugs and self-congratulatory speeches. Nonprofit groups on the West Side were helping restore communities by renovating homes...
  • Emanuel wants 75 cents a pack cigarette tax increase

    Emanuel wants 75 cents a pack cigarette tax increase
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to propose increasing the city cigarette tax by 75 cents to help plug a budget gap and provide more free vision care for low-income Chicago Public Schools students, a City Hall source said Saturday. The increase would leave...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems. Many in the room shared an...
  • Emanuel to call for higher parking fines, towing fees

    Emanuel to call for higher parking fines, towing fees
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to increase certain parking fines and vehicle impoundment storage fees to raise nearly $10 million as part of his effort to close a projected $339 million budget gap for next year, City Hall officials announced today. The new...
  • Emanuel wants to hike cable TV tax

    Emanuel wants to hike cable TV tax
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to pump $13 million more into city coffers next year by raising amusement taxes on cable TV services and boosting zoning permit fees for large construction projects, City Hall officials say. The increases are part of a series of...
  • Emanuel warns of looming city pension crisis in budget speech

    Emanuel warns of looming city pension crisis in budget speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today unveiled a nearly $7 billion budget for 2014, but also focused on a year from now and warned what will happen if the city doesn't fix its pension system by then. “Should Springfield fail to pass pension reform for...
  • City announces new red light camera deal

    City announces new red light camera deal
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration announced Friday it has reached an agreement to replace the city’s troubled red-light camera operator that’s been embroiled in a federal bribery investigation at City Hall. As a result of the...
  • Chicago dog license push is a bust

    Chicago dog license push is a bust
    City Hall’s effort to get Chicago residents to register their dogs is largely a bust, City Clerk Susan Mendoza acknowledged today. During a two-year push, the city added nearly 11,600 dog tags to bring the rolls up to almost 41,000 as of June 30....
  • Surprise, surprise!

     
    Deb Mell to succeed dad as 33rd Ward alderman Others will say what they will, but while it would not be fair to appoint Deb just because her name is Mell, it would have been equally unfair to her constituents......
  • City budget hole next year pegged at $339 million

    City budget hole next year pegged at $339 million
    The day of financial reckoning for Chicago is not far off, with the city budget shortfall expected to near a record $1 billion in 2015 if major changes are not made to the government worker pension systems, city officials said Wednesday. That stark...