iOS app Android app

Rahm Emanuel Budget

Report: Rahm Plans To Increase City Cable Tax, Raise Other Fees

Posted 10.22.2013 | Chicago

With one more day to go before Rahm Emanuel unveils his 2014 budget proposal, more reports are emerging about how the Chicago mayor will tackle the ci...

Rahm's New Budget Still Faces Steep Hurdles

Barbara Popovic | Posted 12.12.2012 | Chicago
Barbara Popovic

We talked about Mayor Emanuel's new budget on this week's Chicago Newsroom, and about Community Media Workshop's latest report on how Chicagoans get their news.

Rahm Introduces 2013 Budget To City Council

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday delivered his 2013 budget address to the City Council. The mayor's proposed budget contains no new taxes or...

Chicago Police Department Will Hire 500 New Cops This Year

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy promised in late 2011 that the city's new budget would provide for the department to hire more police off...

Chicago Libraries And The Battle Between Rahm Emanuel, Unions

Posted 01.10.2012 | Chicago

When the Chicago Public Library announced via Facebook that nearly all branches would be closed Monday, it raised a few eyebrows. After all, there was...

Rahm: City Has Exceeded Cost-Cutting Goal

Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that the city has exceeded its already lofty goal to save the Chicago taxpayers $75 million by the year's end. ...

Should Chicago Taxpayers Have To Pay For Stadium Renovations?

Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday lashed out against a leaked report that renovations to the city's Soldier Field and U.S. Cellular Field could c...

WATCH: Rahm Talks (Lack Of) Presidential Ambitions On 'Rock Center'

Posted 11.18.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been dogged by questions about his presidential ambitions since he announced his run for mayor more than a year ago. Th...

City Hall Protest Targets Cuts To Health Care In Chicago

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- (AP) A sit-in outside Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office to try to stop health care cuts ended Tuesday night after several hours. Prote...

Rahm Doubles, Triples Many Additional City Fines, Fees

Posted 01.07.2012 | Chicago

Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel bowed slightly to various criticisms of his proposed budget last week as he restored some funding to the city's libraries an...

Emanuel Agrees To Some Budget Changes

Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

After hearing feedback from aldermen and residents, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that he would make $10 million in changes to his propo...

City Official Suggests Homeless Take Cabs To Overnight Shelters

Posted 01.01.2012 | Chicago

The head of the city's Department of Family and Support Services is under fire Tuesday after suggesting that homeless Chicagoans should take cabs to o...

Librarians To Mayor Emanuel: 'We Shall Not be Shushed!'

Posted 12.31.2011 | Chicago

More than 100 city librarians, community members and other Chicago Public Library supporters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office in City Hall...

Sending a Message: The First Budget From Mayor Emanuel

Joe Moreno | Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago
Joe Moreno

Mayor Emanuel's first budget will be tough pill for many people to swallow. But Chicago has been sick for a long time... It's time for us to start taking our medicine.

Fees, Cuts & Closures: A Look At Rahm's Budget Plan

Posted 12.12.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's first budget proposal was unveiled Wednesday, and as the mayor said previously--it's bound to make some people unhappy. ...

Garry McCarthy: City Will Hire More Cops In 2012

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Thursday offered a glimpse into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's upcoming city budget, which will be introduced ne...

Rahm Pushes For Police Budget Cuts Despite Pledge To Add Cops

AP | By DON BABWIN | Posted 11.03.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Rahm Emanuel campaigned for Chicago mayor on a promise of putting 1,000 more police officers on the city's streets. Now, the man Emanuel pi...

WATCH: Rahm Booed By Laid Off Workers At Town Hall

Posted 10.30.2011 | Chicago

The first of two planned "town hall" meetings on the city's expected $635 million-plus budget shortfall became heated when Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...

Emanuel: 'The Moment Of Truth Has Arrived' On Huge Budget Deficit

Posted 09.28.2011 | Chicago

The office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel has released its official projections for next year's budget, and it doesn't look good. The city will face an esti...