Claims about truckloads of recyclables ending up in landfills have been misleading.
Aldermen are ready to sign off on Mayor Emanuel’s proposal to hike fines for illegal graffiti.
The City Council passed a new fee on Dumpsters—without knowing who’s going to pay, who’s going to profit, and whose idea it was.
South-side workers account for three of every four jobs cut by the city since Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office in 2011.
Another thing your taxes pay for: Joyful tidings from the City Hall press office.
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
Everyone talks about the weather. Chicago’s mayor is doing something about it.
The Sun-Times is reporting that the Emanuel administration is pressing forward with plans to change the way city crews pick up garbage, from a ward-based system to a grid-based system. Unless you’re the type who enjoys reading up on sanitation policy—hey, there are a few of us—this may not seem terribly interesting. But it’s a […]
Well, the world didn’t end Saturday, and the seer who predicted it would happen (as he said it would in 1994) is searching for answers. (San Francisco Chronicle) But there was a massive tornado in Joplin, Missouri, Sunday, which killed 89 people and destroyed most of the town. (Kansas City Star/NY Times) A Chicago Streets […]
A world-class city, a “green” mayor—what’s the problem? Insiders say the city’s budget woes are only part of the story.
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.
The lousy economy means it’s costing Chicago taxpayers more to recycle, but city officials are vowing to press on.
The morning’s news of scandals and budget deficits as the city gears up for the Olympics.