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4 hrs ago | City of Chicago
National initiative to aid eligible permanent residents complete the path toward American citizenship through expanded naturalization and financial capability programs NEW YORK Today, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and Citi jointly launched Cities for Citizenship a major initiative aimed at increasing citizenship among eligible U.S. permanent residents to forge more inclusive and economically robust cities. Cities for Citizenship will enable cities to expand naturalization and financial capability programs, as well as access to legal assistance, microloans and financial counseling, boosting economic opportunity for immigrants and communities nationwide.
7 hrs ago | NME
September 23 will see the arrival of Bowie retrospective exhibition 'David Bowie Is...' at Chicago's Museum Of Contemporary Art and the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, has declared the day as officially belonging to the musician. In a proclamation, published in full by Consequence of Sound , Bowie is hailed as "an undisputed global icon boasting a catalogue of 26 critically acclaimed studio albums," whose "remarkable half-century career has bridged cultures and faiths while both transcending and fortifying the music, art, fashion & design, and theatrical canons."
8 hrs ago | Electric Energy Online
ComEd announced that it has been selected by the United States Department of Energy to receive a $1.2 million grant to build a master controller that could drive the operations of clusters of microgrids. ComEd assembled a group of leading science and technology partners for the DOE proposal including Alstom Grid, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois Institute of Technology, Microsoft, OSIsoft, Quanta Technologies, S&C Electric, Schneider Electric and University of Denver.
If you've been nailed by one of Chicago's speed cameras, you know it's not a cheap ticket -- up to a $100 fine. But the city says it's not about money, it's about protecting kids.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded to questions about why he thinks mayoral challenger Ald. Robert Fioretti lacks backbone to make tough decisions.
Infrastructure work has begun on Waveland and Sheffield Avenues adjacent to the Wrigley Field bleachers so that the bleacher walls can be moved out and the bleachers expanded in the first phase of the Wrigley expansion project. This, you already know.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance that would double the fine for "dooring" a cyclist. Motorists who open their doors into the path of a person riding a bicycle, one of the most dangerous hazards that bike riders face, would have to pay $1,000.
Mayor Emanuel says he's encouraged about the chances of Chicago being home to the planned Barack Obama Presidential Library. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Mayor Emanuel is pleased that two of the four finalists to host Barack Obama's presidential library, the University of Chicago and University of Illinois-Chicago, are in the city.
Mayor Emanuel says the Chicago Public Schools will hold its cleaning contractors accountable, amid complaints from principals and announcement of layoffs among janitors, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Principals have complained about poorly cleaned schools since janitorial services were privatized and now Aramark, the principle contractor, is threatening to layoff nearly 500 custodial workers.
Nik Wallenda, seventh-generation member of the famed "Flying Wallendas" acrobatic performance family, is planning to walk more than 50 floors above and across the Chicago River, between Marina City's west tower to the Leo Burnett Building - at night, without a net or harness - on Nov. 2. "This is going to be the most incredible tightrope walk of my career," Wallenda said Tuesday afternoon in a prepared statement released by the Discovery Channel, which will televise the event live. "I can't think of a better city to do it."
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Family and Support Services announced today that the City will be partnering with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs ; the Department of Housing and Urban Development ; the Chicago Housing Authority ; All Chicago; and the Corporation for Supportive Housing to end homelessness among veterans in Chicago by the end of 2015. "No one who has who fought to defend their country should struggle to find a home," said Mayor Emanuel, "We will keep faith with our veterans by making the investments needed to ensure that no veteran remains homeless in Chicago.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shares a laugh with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn after a round table discussion with small business owners on raising the minimum wage in Chicago, Illinois, August 25, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections.
Together Congressman Michael Quigley , Alderman Mary O'Connor and Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams helped kick-off the Coca-Cola and Jewel-Osco "Recycle & Win" contest. Now Chicagoans who recycle properly are Chicagoans who can win.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon today at Chicago Public Schools' Ravenswood Elementary School playground. The new playground renovation includes an outdoor classroom amphitheater; an artificial turf field and surrounding track; a pre-kindergarten obstacle course; learning gardens; landscaping and shaded areas; a sport court; as well as artistic features such as furniture and climbing structures.
A stretch of abandoned rail line that runs through Englewood may actually be transformed into a trail and park space, which the city hopes will help foster recreation and new development for the South Side neighborhood. Mayor Emanuel has formally introduced an ordinance that would trade a parcel of land at 63rd Street to Norfolk Southern in exchange for a 1.7 mile stretch of elevated rail line on 59th Street, between Hoyne Avenue and Wallace Street, DNAinfo is reporting.
As part of the Mayor Emanuel's goal of building 100 miles of buffered and protected lanes in his first term, the Chicago Department of Transportation is chugging along building new bikeways. Last week, I checked out buffered lanes on Central Park Avenue, between Jackson and Franklin boulevards, and protected lanes on Lake Street, from Central Park to Laramie Avenue.
Dirty schools are the norm since the Powers That Be pushed to privatize custodians even more. Any minimally intelligent voter should know by now that not only does outsourcing a service make it less likely it will be done properly, it doesn't really save money -- because taxpayers often end up paying twice: Once for the outsourcing version, the other to get it done properly after the outsourced company does a half-assed job.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 08:43 am
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