Rahm Emanuel

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Roseland »

Ald. Beale Says Proposed Parking Fine Increases, New Taxes Are 'Excessive'

One alderman said the city's budget is being balanced on the backs of the poor and middle class.

Downtown »

City Council Independent Budget Office Gets Green Light

Ald. Ameya Pawar's proposal was part of Mayor Emanuel's 2014 budget recommendation.

Rogers Park »

Rahm to Take Ald. Moore's Participatory-Budget Concept Citywide

Ald. Joe Moore backed the creation of a manager of participatory budgeting in the 2014 budget.

Downtown »

Rahm's 2014 Budget Freezes Taxes, Spending, But Sees Big Hike in Fines

Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised no new property, sales or gas taxes in closing a $339 million deficit.

The Bush »

New Lake Shore Drive Extension Gives Drivers a Shortcut, Neighbors a Park

Karen "The Goat" Roothaan and her working-class neighbors finally got the lakefront park they craved.

Downtown »

Parking in Wrong Place Will Cost More Under Proposed Fine Hikes in Budget

The mayor promised no new property, sales or gas taxes in the new budget, but everything else is open.

Logan Square »

Logan Boulevard Sculpture Mystery Solved, Sort Of

The sculptures on display along the lakefront until last year are being moved to the boulevards.

Grand Crossing »

Tougher Gun Laws Would Have Kept Murder Victims in Jail, Top Cop Says

ANALYSIS: 89 shooting victims this year would have been in jail under harsher penalties pushed by cops.

South Loop »

DePaul President: Ask City About TIF Funds for Arena

The Rev. Dennis Holtschneider spoke about the arena while protesters marched outside the City Club lunch.

Downtown »

Neighborhoods Get Boost From Chicago's Tourism Agency

Choose Chicago created a website featuring 51 of Chicago's 77 neighborhoods, for locals and tourists.

Edison Park »

Rahm Sticks to His Guns on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not back down from his call for a three-year sentence for gun violations.

Downtown »

Mayor Emanuel, Mario Batali Talk Food, Business at Chicago Ideas Week

The mayor lauded small business innovators in city neighborhoods, including Batali's new Eataly.

Downtown »

Chicago Cigarette Tax Proposal Would Be Nation's Highest

Funds from the proposed tax would help fortify the city's budget and fund a CPS eye-exam program.

Downtown »

Pensions Should Be Honored, Paid For Say Council Progressives

The Progressive Reform Caucus urged creation of a pension panel to identify "new sources of revenue."

Downtown »

Red Line Reopening: 'Almost Perfect'

Officials said the massive project went smoothly. Commuters bemoaned the loss of the free shuttle buses.