Private donors have contributed $11 million to help tide the Chicago Public Schools over until the cash-strapped system can find the money to bankroll Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ambitious plan to put arts education in every school.
City Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan in his Chicago office, in 2012. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times
The political power struggle between Chicago aldermen and a handpicked inspector general many aldermen accuse of overstepping his bounds boiled over into Circuit Court Tuesday.
Faisal Khan filed a lawsuit against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the City Council and a handful of powerful committee chairman seeking to compel the city to give him the money to serve out the year remaining in his four-year term.
Chicago Public Schools will announce on
Chicago Public Schools' official enrollment dipped below 400,000 for the first time in years, the district announced Tuesday, having lost nearly 4,000 total students over last year.
From Jan. 1 through Oct. 8, $387,928 was paid out to 1,302 motorists whose vehicles were damaged by potholes as far back as 2008. | Al Podgorski~Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago motorists filed 5,179 vehicle damage claims “specific to potholes” this year — an avalanche twice as large as the last four years combined — thanks to the road remnants of a brutal winter that wouldn’t quit, the city clerk disclosed Tuesday.
City Clerk Susana Mendoza talks to Ald. "Proco" Joe Moreno (1st) during a break in her testimony at City-Council budget hearings Tuesday. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times
City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Tuesday she needs “strong tools” — including authority to send tickets by mail that count toward the Denver boot — to go after the “hard core” of 150,000 motorists who don't purchase city vehicle stickers.
Outgoing city treasurer Stephanie Neely said she was "amused" that GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner had tried to make her departure an issue in his campaign. | Sun-Times library
Retiring City Treasurer Stephanie Neely dissolved into tears Tuesday as she took her eighth and final turn on the hot seat at City Council budget hearings.
Yesterday, while President Barack Obama took some time to cast his ballot while in Chicago, Aia Cooper was lucky enough to be casting her ballot as well, right next to him.
Former Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline (right) with former officer Jim Mullen in 2008. | Sun-Times library
Cop shop: Watch for Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy to be handed $1 million Tuesday to buy 2,000 bulletproof vests for Chicago’s finest. “One bullet can change the life of a Chicago Police officer,” said former Chicago Police Supt. Phil Cline, the executive director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation. He will present the gift to McCarthy.
Wall Street may lead America in financial rewards, but it is a laggard when it comes to diversity. The lack of diversity among its CEOs and managing partners is notorious.
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