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Daley Signs Three More PR Deals For $5M Each

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Daley administration has signed three more public relations contracts -- at $5 million apiece -- to supplement the highly- controlled message comi...

Trouble For Carson's State Street Project

Crain's Chicago Business | Eddie Baeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gourmet grocer Fox & Obel and trendy surf-wear retailer Billabong are dropping plans for stores in the former Carson Pirie Scott & Co. building on Sta...

County Commissioners Want Fund For Low-Income Homeowners

Chicago Sun-Times | Mark J. Konkol | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A band of Cook County Commissioners plan to introduce a proposal to create a so-called "circuit-breaker" fund that would give relief to low-income hom...

Daley Doesn't Remember Gutierrez Lobbying Letter

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A top aide to Richard Daley said Thursday that the mayor does not recall receiving a 2004 letter from U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who wrote Dal...

Aldermen Riled Up Over City Garbage Cuts, Daley's Budget

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

City Council griping about Chicago's financial woes reached its loudest volume Thursday as Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Michael Picardi testifi...

Cell Phone Fines Can Be Paid Out Of Court

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago motorists caught yakking on cell phones while driving -- and committing no other violation -- will soon be able to hang onto their driver's li...

New Truck Allowing For Deeper Garbage Cuts

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley wants to shrink the size of 80 more garbage collection crews -- to one laborer on a truck instead of two. But he might not stop there. T...

Cabbies Threaten To Strike

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Furious that Chicago taxicab fares are going down -- not up -- cabdrivers on Thursday gave Mayor Daley a two-week ultimatum: Support a 16 percent fare...

TIF Districts Costing City Over $550M: Study

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Clerk David Orr's annual TIF report is due out tomorrow, and the news is all bleak. On the one hand, the city's tax increment financing d...

Manicures And Vegan Food: Coming Soon To Chicago's Airports?

Chicago Tribune | Jon Hilkevitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Richard Rodriguez would like hungry passengers to have more choices of ethnic foods to buy while traveling through Chicago's airports. As the city's ...

Baxter Donates Millions To Public Schools

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's goal of making science fun for Chicago Public School students -- and improving historically dismal science test scores -- got a $5 milli...

Daley Defends Budget Cuts

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Ignoring sniping from all sides, Mayor Daley said today he's not about to soften the cuts in his tough-times 2009 budget because there's no money to p...

Daley Rips Property Tax Plan

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley today denounced as a "political stunt" Assessor Jim Houlihan's plan to siphon money away from Chicago's tax-increment-financing (TIF) dist...

How To Avoid The Boot

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

More than 169,000 parking tickets were issued during the first eight months of this year in the 42nd Ward, which includes Chicago's downtown and Gold ...

City Council Takes Issue With Daley's Budget

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley's plan to slow police hiring, shrink the size of city garbage crews and lay off 929 employees by cutting basic housekeeping services came ...

Why Burnham Still Matters To Chicago

Chicago Tribune | Patrick T. Reardon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Daniel Burnham's exhortation "Make no little plans" doesn't appear in his Plan of Chicago, but that 1909 document, called the beginning of modern urba...

Daley Announces Budget: 900-Plus Layoffs, Higher Taxes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley has announced a pared down budget for the city of Chicago that looks to cover a $469 million shortfall. And the mayor told city l...

Daley Shutting Down City Government

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley today ordered a "partial shutdown" of city government for three days this year and three more days in 2009 to help solve Chicago's worst ...

The CTA Fare HIke: What It Means For Riders

CTA Tattler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unless you were hiding under a rock for the last 24 hours and just came up for air at this Internet address, you heard about the proposed CTA fare inc...

Why Property Taxes Rise Even As Home Values Plunge

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A few hours after my property tax bill arrived in the mail last week, I took the dog for a walk and bumped into a neighbor. "My taxes went up again," ...

City Council Approves Midway Airport Deal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE The City Council approved the 99-year, $2.5 Billion lease of Midway Airport 49-0 Wednesday. Aldermen are already divvying up the expected $1...

High Schools Faltering: 70% Fail Reading Standards, Even More Fail Math

Chicago Public Radio | Linda Lutton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago public high school students lost ground in Illinois' latest round of standardized tests. Last month, Mayor Richard Daley was on hand for the ...

Daley Recruits Former Chicago Federal Reserve CEO To Tutor Aldermen On Budget

Chicago Tribune | Dan Mihalopoulos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE The meeting didn't clarify much for aldermen, the Tribune reports. Aldermen who attended a closed-door briefing at City Hall this morning sa...

Daley Bets Local Eats On Cubs

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When the Bears faced the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl, Mayor Daley wagered a Taste of Chicago spread with the mayor of Indianapolis with enoug...

No Connection Between Police Hiring Lag And Rising Crime: Daley

Chicago Tribune | Carlos Sadovi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley on Saturday dismissed the notion that his administration's failure to make good on a pledge to hire more police is affecting publi...