Chicago

Wed, 11/02/2011
Mayor Rahm Emanuel moved Wednesday to reinstate limited overnight emergency services for the homeless, which had been shut down after a state budget cut. A City Council ordinance introduced by Emanuel would earmark $200,000 to create two to three outreach teams, each consisting of two employees and a van, to transport homeless people to shelters...
Wed, 11/02/2011
Mayor Rahm Emanuel moved Wednesday to reinstate limited overnight emergency services for the homeless, which had been shut down after a state budget cut. A City Council ordinance introduced by Emanuel would earmark $200,000 to create two to three outreach teams, each consisting of two employees and a van, to transport homeless people to shelters...
Mon, 10/24/2011
More than 1,000 county employees would be laid off, about 100,000 residents in the unincorporated areas of Cook County would begin paying for the first time to receive police protection and taxes on alcohol and titled property such as cars and boats would increase under the budget Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is set to unveil to...
Mon, 10/24/2011
  Armed with tote bags for the handouts awaiting them, thousands of Chicago parents shuffled through display tables adorned with brightly colored posters as they faced the daunting task of selecting schools for their children. For many parents, the school fair, put on by the Neighborhood Parents Network, is their first encounter with the...
Wed, 10/19/2011
As the City Council held its first hearing on Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed 2012 budget Wednesday, its longest-serving member questioned the plan to end water fee exemptions for non-profit institutions, one of many politically-sensitive measures in the cost-cutting budget. Emanuel’s budget, which seeks to close a projected $636 million deficit,...