| May 24, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Chicago taxpayers still could end up pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into the coffers of the company leasing the city's parking meters under Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revamp of the much-reviled deal, a Tribune analysis has found.
Most of the...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 12:09 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's no-bid deal for new expressway billboards guarantees the city far less than half the $700 million the private vendor expects to make and essentially requires Chicago to repay all the upfront cash the mayor touted as a key selling...
| Feb 11, 2013
Bundled up against the biting cold on a recent evening, parents of students at Brentano Elementary Math and Science Academy knocked on doors and collected signatures in an effort to keep their school open.
The parents don't know if the Logan Square...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 12:39 PM
The City Council today approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow a conglomerate to build nearly three dozen digital billboards along city expressways in exchange for a lease of at least 20 years.
The deal with Interstate-JCDecaux passed 43-6. It had...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Drivers would have to feed most Chicago parking meters for more hours every day except Sunday under a plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced as part of a deal to settle a long-running dispute with the private firm that holds the controversial 75-year meter...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:19 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said today he’s willing to discuss alternatives to his proposed budget after a majority of the Chicago City Council fired off a letter expressing concerns about social service and public safety cuts in his spending plan.
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:19 AM
The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial plan to lure private money for public-works projects, tossing aside concerns from some aldermen that there's not enough oversight.
Aldermen voted 41-7 to approve the Chicago...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Aldermen today asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel for information to back up his contention that speed cameras near schools and parks are about saving lives, rather than swelling city coffers.
The demand for data came as Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 5:43 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is looking to hire a private consultant to study how garbage is collected to help Chicago switch from its time-honored ward-by-ward trash pickup to a grid-based system.
The new administration says it just wants to figure out whether...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel won approval today of a 25-year deal that will replace a clout-heavy concession operator at O’Hare Airport’s international terminal with a company that’s pledged to invest $26.2 million to improve the quality of...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 10:01 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was frustrated that doubters of his controversial speed-camera plan were ignoring a city study he said offered compelling proof of the life-saving impact of camera technology.
That study, the mayor said in an interview last month,...