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Kim Bellware

This Is What Chicago Could Look Like In 2034

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 02.28.2014 | Business

Daniel Burnham, Chicago's legendary city planner and architect of the 1893 World's Fair, famously advised: "Make no little plans; they have no mag...

Patrick Svitek

Rahm Emanuel Urges Cities To Chart Own Destiny

HuffingtonPost.com | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's message to local municipalities waiting for federal assistance? Don't count on it. "We have to take our ...

Should Chicago Put More Projects In The Hands Of Private Investors?

AP | By JASON KEYSER | Posted 07.08.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- For cities and states buried under mountains of debt, it has become a tantalizing proposition: invite private financial institutions to put...

City’s Failure To Fix Crumbling Viaduct To Cost Taxpayers $450,000

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.08.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's failure to repair a crumbling downtown viaduct -- despite a "task order" generated by a call to 311 -- will cost taxpayers $450,000. The ...

Vote On Rahm's Infrastructure Plan Delayed Amid Scrutiny

Posted 04.19.2012 | Chicago

A City Council vote on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's much-publicized Chicago Infrastructure Trust was, in what was somewhat of a surprise twist, deferred Wedne...

Can We Put Our Trust in the Infrastructure Trust

Ed Shurna | Posted 06.17.2012 | Chicago
Ed Shurna

There are too many unanswered questions. Let's make sure this is not another parking meter scandal. Let's take the time to put in the necessary safeguards.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rolls Out Public Relations Razzle-Dazzle

David Ormsby | Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In the spite of the public relations razzle-dazzle, the substance of the mayor's strategy is unshakably sound.

Emanuel Delivers on the Promise of Clean Energy

Jack Darin | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago
Jack Darin

While many leaders talk about the urgency of transitioning to clean energy, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is acting, and making major changes that will deliver cleaner air and new jobs for Chicago in the near future.

Olympics Loss Puts Daley On Defensive And Chicago Plans In Limbo

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Chicago's dream of an Olympics-sized stimulus was dashed when the 2016 Summer Games were awarded to Rio de Janeiro, and the loss amoun...

High-Speed Rail Station Design Competition Winners Announced

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If the dream of turning Chicago into a high-speed rail hub ever came true, would the station be an anonymous piece of infrastructure or would it give ...

Daley Reveals Part Of Stimulus Projects Wish List

Chicago Sun-Times | Maureen O'Donnell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Daley on Monday outlined projects he would like to complete if funding is made available through President Obama's economic stimulation package....