At a Monday night talk at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics, Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia reiterated his support for scaling back the city's red light camera and tax increment financing (TIF) programs as well as his desire to boost investments in public transportation. Progress Illinois provides highlights from the discussion.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel rolled out his second-term education agenda Thursday at an invite-only speech, saying he wants to expand the number of full-day preschool classrooms and increase the Chicago Public Schools' graduation rate to 85 percent.
Chicago mayoral candidate and progressive Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) is puting a spotlight on the controversial, mayor-backed $55 million tax increment financing project for a new Marriott hotel near McCormick Place.
Southeast Side Chicagoans and environmentalists rallied at the Thompson Center Monday morning, urging public officials to reject requests that would allow petcoke storage facilities "to avoid compliance with city rules for years, if ever."
Chicago's minimum wage will go up gradually to $13 an hour by 2019 under a mayor-backed plan that cleared the full city council by a 44-5 vote at a special meeting Tuesday. Progress Illinois provides highlights from the council debate and vote.
Chicagoans involved in the hard-fought campaign to close the Fisk and Crawford coal-fired power plants in the city are demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel pull from the airwaves his first campaign commercial touting his role in shuttering the facilities.