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  • Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships.
  • Emanuel's 'people plazas' contract spurs questions about ads, exclusion

    Emanuel's 'people plazas' contract spurs questions about ads, exclusion
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking the City Council on Wednesday to approve a contract for "people plazas" on small, city-owned vacant lots around Chicago, a deal that doesn't disclose who gets to sell advertising and that allows the company to grade itself...

    Garcia rips Emanuel on borrowing for preschool

    Garcia rips Emanuel on borrowing for preschool
    Challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia said Thursday that an expanded pre-kindergarten program touted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel hasn't met the needs of working parents and criticized the potential for large financial institutions to profit off underwriting the...

    City Council endorsements, 1st - 8th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 1st - 8th Wards
    If you took a helicopter ride across Chicago, you would see leafy parks and tree-lined streets. You would marvel at a sparkling Lake Michigan. You would admire the striking downtown architecture. In certain neighborhoods on the West and South sides, you...

    Chicago alderman probed in raffle-for-vote offer

    Chicago alderman probed in raffle-for-vote offer
    Cook County prosecutors are investigating a longtime South Side alderman who offered raffle tickets to people who vote in next week's election, a move the alderman on Wednesday conceded was wrong. In a Facebook posting that has since been removed, 5th...