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  • Mayor picks new CHA chief

    Mayor picks new CHA chief
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday named a City Hall aide as the new Chicago Housing Authority chief, a day after the agency's CEO resigned. Emanuel nominated Building Commissioner Michael Merchant, an attorney and City Hall insider who has held his post...
  • Watchdog group criticizes Chicago's borrowing tactics

    Watchdog group criticizes Chicago's borrowing tactics
    A government watchdog group is calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to end the city's tradition of pushing off massive debt payments through a practice nicknamed "scoop and toss." The maneuver is one way the city has attempted to manage its $7.2 billion in...
  • Emanuel, police union clash during contract talks

    Emanuel, police union clash during contract talks
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made an opening contract offer to Chicago police, the union says it’s an insult and the two sides continue to head down a path that could end with arbitration. The Fraternal Order of Police said the mayor offered a total...
  • Emanuel speed cameras may bring in more revenue than expected

    Emanuel speed cameras may bring in more revenue than expected
    Chicago's first speed cameras at just four locations issued warnings to more than 233,000 speeders in 45 days, violations that would have totaled $13.8 million in tickets, according to data released by the city today. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has touted his...
  • Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket

    Emanuel transportation chief: Have to be on cell phone or drinking to get speed camera ticket
    Departing Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein told aldermen Wednesday that drivers who get speed camera tickets are either distracted by their phones or have been drinking. The comments came as Klein testified at a City Council budget hearing where...
  • CHA chief resigns

    CHA chief resigns
    Two years into his tenure, Chicago Housing Authority CEO Charles Woodyard has stepped down from his high-level post, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel has become disenchanted with the slow pace of transforming the city's public housing. Although the mayor praised...
  • 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...
  • Aldermen pass Emanuel's $7 billion budget, 45-5

    Aldermen pass Emanuel's $7 billion budget, 45-5
    The City Council on Tuesday voted 45-5 to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $7 billion budget plan, which will boost a host of taxes, fines and fees for 2014 but leaves the politically toxic property, sales and gas taxes at current levels. It was the third...
  • Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation

    Advertising arch across Clark part of Wrigley renovation
    Drivers headed along Clark Street west of Wrigley Field soon could pass under a “branded” archway with advertising as part of an amended Wrigleyville overhaul plan that took a step closer to reality at City Hall on Thursday. The “...
  • Convicted ex-Streets and Sanitation boss thrown off ballot

    Convicted ex-Streets and Sanitation boss thrown off ballot
    Convicted ex-Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Alfred “Al” Sanchez’s political comeback hit a major roadblock Thursday: an elections board kicked him off the Cook County ballot because he’s not done with his parole. State law...
  • 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...