| May 15, 2011
| 6:14 PM
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel plans to begin curbing the city's spending habits as soon as he takes office Monday.
On "Day One," he will put a freeze on just about everything but paychecks and bills coming due. That will help fulfill his pledge to cut $75...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 5:53 PM
The O'Malley administration estimates Maryland could raise up to $315 million a year from private investors to help pay for highways, bridges and other needed projects, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown said Friday.
Some other states are doing more to tap into...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 1:52 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will meet with airline executives today, saying he will be looking for ways for Chicago to keep its edge as a transportation center.
Emanuel pointed to the Chicago presence of United Airlines, American Airlines, Boeing and electronic...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 12:46 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he will send layoff notices to up to 625 city employees as he tries to close a hole in the budget he inherited.
Custodians, call center operators at the city's water department and seasonal workers at the Department of...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:22 AM
City Hall labor unions today released a report that says Mayor Rahm Emanuel could save more than $242 million if he cut middle management, reduced the number of private contractors and improved efficiency in government.
The recommendations are a response...
| Dec 18, 2010
| 9:04 AM
The successor to Mayor Richard Daley will inherit a spacious fifth-floor City Hall suite, a wellspring of local and national prestige and a crushing financial mess that could leave Chicago's new leader pondering the wisdom of seeking the job in the...
| Jul 5, 2011
For seven years Monica Behnke has lived in Winchester House, one of the few government-run nursing homes left in Illinois. Its operations are mostly funded by Medicaid, with the taxpayers of Lake County making up the difference.
Behnke, 79, a former...
| May 25, 2012
| 7:29 AM
Alibaba Group Holding, the Chinese e-commerce giant that looks a bit like a mash-up of EBay, PayPal and Amazon, plans to pay $2.5 billion to snatch back Yahoo Inc.’s 27% stake in Alibaba.com.
Minority shareholders approved a plan Friday to offer...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 4:22 PM
That's the seriously provocative question asked by the AP in a story noting that the union that represents 3,500 state store employees has ratified a new labor contract that runs through mid-2015. Here's part of the story: "One union leader......
| Oct 13, 2010
| 4:26 PM
I've spent the last month criticizing North Broward Hospital District commissioners for their hasty and ill-informed decision to authorize the privatization of the tax-subsidized Broward Health system. Thankfully, a few open-minded commissioners have...
| Oct 20, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Full debate transcript courtesy of ABC News....