Alderman Willie Cochran, a former police officer, says it’s time for an infusion of money, opportunities, health care, and police in violence-ravaged neighborhoods.
South-side workers account for three of every four jobs cut by the city since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in 2011.
Black and Hispanic neighborhoods bear the brunt of Mayor Emanuel’s belt tightening
As the police ranks shrink in the first year under Rahm Emanuel, mayoral aides get higher pay
City job cuts hit black and Hispanic neighborhoods hardest
Part two of transparency in the Emanuel administration: The labyrinthine and fruitless act of submitting FOIA requests.
On October 21 Mayor Daley proposed a $6.1 billion city budget for 2010 that he said would be balanced without raising taxes or cutting core services. But not all of his claims passed the sniff test.
Red-flag cuts in core city services over the past year and a half include significant reductions in law enforcement, garbage collection, airport security, and public health.
As the Daley administration once again threatens layoffs, aldermen push their own plans: privatizing services your taxes are already supposed to be paying for, and taking more of your money to do it.
More on the city payroll: most top officials who received raises oversee departments that have made multiple staffing cuts.
While budget cuts have left the city with fewer cops and front-line workers, top officials have enjoyed pay raises.
It’s not exactly true that the city’s workforce has already been “cut to the bone,” as a labor leader suggests.
The city that works for the city that works: a breakdown of Chicago’s 47 government departments.
The city payroll went up for this year’s election season, with clout-heavy departments getting most of the new employees.