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  • Emanuel uses borrowing to cope with Daley's debt burden

     Emanuel uses borrowing to cope with Daley's debt burden
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has reduced spending and increased fines, fees and certain taxes to shrink the chronic budget deficits left over from his predecessor, Richard M. Daley.
  • Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass

    Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass
    If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security...

    Garcia goes on the attack against Emanuel in 2nd debate of runoff

    Garcia goes on the attack against Emanuel in 2nd debate of runoff
    Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia clashed in an argumentative second debate Thursday night, a face-to-face meeting in which the challenger tried to put the mayor on the defensive by mocking his leadership of Chicago. With early voting underway...

    Our say: Dispute over forest plan a bad sign

    Our say: Dispute over forest plan a bad sign
    There has been a dispute between an alderman and the mayor over whether the alderman was informed about the handling of plans for a development — and this sounds like the sort of bureaucratic wrangling most Annapolitans would be happy to leave in...

    Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances

    Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances
    After weeks of being criticized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his surrogates for not offering specific tax increase proposals to fix Chicago's finances, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offered two on Wednesday: a graduated state income tax and an expanded...