| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:19 PM
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...
| Nov 14, 2013
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...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:33 PM
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...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:29 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:57 PM
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...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:03 PM
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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:25 AM
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...
| Oct 22, 2013
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:01 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 5:20 AM
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.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:09 AM
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.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:44 AM
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...