| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:35 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to change where digital billboards can be put up along Chicago expressways, even as state officials have raised questions about some of the city's locations for the 100-foot-tall ads.
Earlier this month, the mayor quietly...
| 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...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 10:01 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was frustrated that doubters of his controversial speed-camera plan were ignoring a city study he said offered compelling proof of the life-saving impact of camera technology.
That study, the mayor said in an interview last month,...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Aldermen today asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel for information to back up his contention that speed cameras near schools and parks are about saving lives, rather than swelling city coffers.
The demand for data came as Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's no-bid deal for new expressway billboards guarantees the city far less than half the $700 million the private vendor expects to make and essentially requires Chicago to repay all the upfront cash the mayor touted as a key selling...
| Apr 5, 2011
| 5:08 PM
Voter turnout for Chicago's aldermanic runoffs appeared to come in at less than 25 percent, though some wards on the North and Northwest Sides saw heavier turnout, officials say.
Complaints were also low, though a candidate in the 16th Ward was charged...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 5:34 PM
A majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, expressing concerns about the administration’s proposed cuts to libraries, public health centers, graffiti removal teams and the city’s 911 center....
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.
| Nov 16, 2011
| 6:13 AM
Chicago aldermen are expected to pass Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $6.3 billion budget plan by a wide margin today.
Chicagoans who abide by city rules face higher fees for water, vehicle stickers and garage parking.
And woe to city residents who run afoul of...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 3:24 PM
The protracted, clout-heavy fight over a multi-million dollar contract to run the restaurants and stores in O’Hare airport’s international terminal moved a step closer to being resolved today.
The City Council Aviation Committee endorsed...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval today of a 25-year deal that will replace a clout-heavy concession operator at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal with a company that’s pledged to invest $26.2 million to improve the quality of...