A “snow escrow” salted away in anticipation of a brutal winter will allow Chicago to absorb $33.2 million in snow removal spending — $12.9 million over budget — without raising taxes, a top mayoral aide said Friday.
The high-speed chase by Calumet Park police that ended in Chicago and killed a 42-year-old Chicago Police officer on his way home from work in a high-crime district is the latest in a string of police pursuits that have ended in tragedy.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has contributed the maximum total amount of $52,500 to the re-election effort of county board Commissioner Edwin Reyes (D-Chicago), according to state campaign-finance records.
Amy Rule, the wife of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is among the co-hosts of a major dollar fundraiser March 24 in Chicago to benefit Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former Sen. Sam Nunn D-Ga.
The disappearence of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is the peg for Real Clear Politics Carl Cannon to remind us in his Friday morning note that the "father" of the airplane black box was Chicago's Roman Pucinski, who, when a member of Congress from a North Side district (he later became an alderman) sponsored the legislation in 1959 to require the data recorders be installed on all civilian planes.
Jesse Brunt walks into the Dirksen Federal Court Building Thursday afternoon for his sentencing. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times
THE WATCHDOGS: A former Mississippi sharecropper who landed millions of dollars in contracts from the city of Chicago was sentenced Thursday to 17 months in prison for his role in a minority-contracting scandal that involved sewer deals held by a company whose investors secretly included then-Mayor Richard M. Daley’s son and nephew.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is one of the stars of CNN’s “Chicagoland” — so much so that he’s featured on billboards, and some have suggested that the eight-part reality series is tailor-made to boost Emanuel’s nationwide image for a 2016 presidential run. But hours before the second installment hit the airwaves Thursday, Emanuel insisted that he hasn’t watched “Chicagoland” because he’s too busy.
If County Board President Toni Preckwinkle decides to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel, it would put African-American aldermen between a rock and a hard place.
When it comes to murders, Chicago has been called a city of two extremes. A majority of the killings in recent years happened in portions of the South and West Side, yet even those areas still have communities with extremely low murder totals. Communities with the lowest murder totals can be found throughout the city — especially near suburban borders.
Chicago will use money from the state, from tax-increment-financing (TIF) and from aldermen to resurface 22 more miles of arterial streets, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday at a news conference in a city maintenance garage. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times
Chicago will use $14 million from the state, $8 million from tax-increment-financing (TIF) and funding pooled from aldermanic menu money to resurface 22 more miles of arterial streets, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday at a news conference in a city maintenance garage.
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