| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to come away empty-handed Tuesday as he searches for a solution to the city's employee retirement money woes even as the General Assembly is expected to vote on a plan to fix the state's financially shaky government worker...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Self-styled independent aldermen challenged key portions of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2014 spending plan Wednesday, but if the pushback to their ideas is any indication, they may have a hard time gaining traction.
Southwest Side Ald. Ricardo Munoz unveiled a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:46 PM
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...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 5:16 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reversed course and will reappoint Inspector General Joseph Ferguson as City Hall's top watchdog oversees a lengthy audit of work done by the mayor's former comptroller, who abruptly resigned amid a federal bribery probe related...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Facing criticism from parents worried about their children traveling through dangerous neighborhoods to new schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel staked out a get-tough stance Wednesday proposing stiffer penalties for gun crimes near schools.
Whether the threat...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 10:52 AM
A group of aldermen today called for hearings on whether Taste of Chicago should be restructured or even eliminated in the face of years of financial losses.
Ald. Robert Fioretti, a sponsor of the non-binding resolution, suggested Taste may have run...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Some big new theaters cost tens of millions of dollars — even more than a decade ago, the new Goodman Theatre in the Loop cost $46 million. The new Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis cost in the region of $125 million in 2006. In Washington, D.C., the...
| Sep 15, 2012
| 11:17 PM
Thousands of teachers from Chicago and beyond rallied at a Near West Side park Saturday as lawyers labored into the night at a Loop office to turn a framework for a new contract into finer points that can become a deal.
Parents can expect to wait until...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Amid questions concerning her Congressman husband's whereabouts, Alderman Sandi Jackson (7th Ward) says she is dealing with hard times by working for the residents of her ward -- yet she was not in attendance at today's City Council meeting.
| Oct 1, 2012
| 7:17 PM
Absent significant pension system reforms, it would cost the city an extra $1.5 billion a year beginning in 2016 to start the process of restoring financial health to its pension funds, aldermen were warned Monday.
If those costs kicked in, services...
| Sep 27, 2011
| 6:07 PM
The Chicago City Council today moved a step closer to turning part of historic Rosehill Cemetery into a public nature preserve.
The council's Housing Committee approved paying $7.7 million to buy about 21 acres at the northwest corner of the North Side...
| Oct 12, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called for raising water fees to repair an aging system, hiring new police and putting in place a congestion tax on downtown parking.
The new mayor delivered his first budget address to theChicago City Council and said change...