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Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel

Denying Rumors, Rahm Says He Won’t Appoint Interim 20th Ward Alderman To Replace Disgraced Cochran Before Election

Rumors that the mayor might make a last-minute appointment to fill Ald. Willie Cochran's vacant seat prompted one concerned citizen to start a petition.

Englewood, Chatham

Fulton Market Streetscape Work Heads Toward Ogden Avenue, Expected To Be Completed This Year

The second phase of the project will focus on improvements between Carpenter Street and Ogden Avenue.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New Jewel Opens In Woodlawn, ‘A Proud, Historical Community That Is Once Again On The Rise’

The Jewel opened Thursday at 61st Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Filmmaking Is Booming In Chicago, With A Record 520 Projects Shot Here Last Year, Emanuel And Pritzker Tout

Some 13,000 jobs were supported by the film industry in 2018, up from 5,000 in 2011, the city said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

South Shore Library Set To Get $2.5 Million Upgrade With New Recording Studio And More

The South Side library will get a new teen media lab and a teacher on staff to help with homework, too.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Blue Line Gets Free WiFi At Clark/Lake Station, And It’s Coming To More Stops Soon

WiFi will also be available at the Blue Line's Washington, Monroe and Jackson stations before the end of January.

Downtown

New Damen Green Line Stop Will Right A Historic Wrong, Burnett Says

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) said not having a stop near the now-torn-down Henry Horner Homes was "discrimination."

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

New 311 App Allows Chicagoans To Report Potholes, Rats Or Employer Wrongdoing Anonymously — And Track City Response

Users can also submit restaurant inspection requests, report hate crimes and airplane noise or ask for a kit to test their water for lead.

Downtown

Park District’s Move From Downtown To Brighton Park Gets City Council Funding Approval

The city plans to buy 17 acres at 4800 S. Western Ave. with $8.6 million in TIF money.

Downtown

The Rahm ‘Rubber Stamp’ Report Is Out: Who Voted With And Against Mayor The Most

Former Ald. Dick Simpson's annual look at the votes of Chicago's aldermen includes which ones voted with Rahm Emanuel 100 percent of the time.

Downtown

Legal Pot, Gambling, Bonds And Law Changes: Rahm Emanuel Makes His Case For Solving Pension Crisis (FULL TEXT)

"These are not things that just make a difference today, or tomorrow, but for generations," Emanuel said.

Downtown

Tax Gas For Roads, Legalize Marijuana And Give Chicago A Casino To Pay Pensions, Rahm Asks

The outgoing mayor's proposal calls for earmarking all revenue from legalized marijuana and a casino for pension payments, sources said.

Downtown

$20 Million Fulton Market Streetscape Project’s First Phase Unveiled

The first phase of the project focused on improvements between Halsted and Carpenter streets.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Uptown Theater Renovation Would Take 18 Months, Boost Capacity To 5,800

Check out photographer Eric Holubow's photos from inside the palace.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

City Vows To Keep Mexican Culture Alive In Pilsen, Little Village With New Affordable Housing Plan

A proposed new pilot program would increase the city’s affordable housing requirement from 10 to 20 percent in the neighborhoods.

Pilsen, Little Village, West Loop

Emanuel’s Final Chicago Budget Set To Advance Wednesday, As Pension Crisis Looms

Emanuel’s proposed $10.67 billion spending plan contains no new taxes or fee hikes — an election year gift to aldermen.

Downtown

Obama Library Lease, 19 Acres For $10, Goes Before Aldermen Today

The City Council will vote on a revised agreement that will allow the Obama Presidential Center to be built in Jackson Park.

Want Your Front Sidewalk Fixed? City Adds $1 Million To Expand ‘Shared Cost’ Sidewalk Repair Program

Same Gun Used In Both Rogers Park Murders This Week, Police Reveal

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said they will saturate the neighborhood while looking for the killer.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

Rahm Not Running A Win For Activists, They Say — And Now They’re Coming For Aldermen Who Back Him

"This is a win for the activists and organizers who stood their ground ...who went in front of Rahm and made their voices heard," one organizer and mayoral candidate said.

Downtown
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