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  • Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech

    Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office to begin his second term Monday and took the unusual step of focusing his inaugural address on a single issue: The lack of opportunity facing Chicago's disadvantaged youths.
  • Chicago's new aldermen switching from campaign mode to governing

    Chicago's new aldermen switching from campaign mode to governing
    Chicago's 13 new aldermen had seats onstage at the Chicago Theatre for the celebratory pomp and circumstance at Monday's inauguration ceremony, but along with the oath of office came a cold dose of reality. The days of campaign promises are over, and...

    Emanuel, allies spent at least $22.8 million to win

    Emanuel, allies spent at least $22.8 million to win
    Rahm Emanuel and a supportive political action committee spent more than $22.8 million in the preliminary and runoff elections en route to the mayor winning a second term, new campaign finance reports show. By contrast, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia...

    Council to consider ban on crib bumper pads

    Council to consider ban on crib bumper pads
    Chicago could become the first city in the country to ban the sale of crib bumper pads if the City Council approves an ordinance introduced Wednesday. Ald. James Balcer, 11th, and George Cardenas, 12th, introduced the ordinance in response to a series of...

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup

    Metropolitan Water Reclamation District may stop fighting Chicago River cleanup
    In response to efforts to clean up the Chicago River, top officials at the taxpayer-funded agency that handles Cook County's sewage and stormwater have argued that the endeavor would waste money, cause global warming and lead to children drowning. But...