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Everything from streets to a parasitic hairworm have been named in honor of President Obama, but the effort to immortalize him is causing a backlash in one New Jersey town, whose elected leaders are reconsidering their vote to place the president's name on a recreation center.
With just one week before the first day of school, Chicago Public Schools officials are scrambling to find hundreds of students a new school.
When the city announced this week that a nonprofit organization had been granted permission to sell Asian kale salad and other "healthy, local food" out of repurposed newsstands downtown, Mayor Rahm Emanuel heralded the agreement as evidence of his commitment to create jobs by allowing businesses to innovate.
The Chicago Department of Aviation said today that credit market data provider Fitch Ratings has upgraded the outlook on O'Hare International Airport's $6.57 billion in General Airport Revenue Bonds from "negative" to "stable" and affirmed the Bonds' "A-" rating.
The CTA will provide students with free CTA bus and train rides on the first day of school, Sept.
As President Barack Obama's foundation reviews locations for his library and museum -- Chicago is the unofficial frontrunner.
Demand for hotel rooms grew by 1.4 percent in July, according to figures released Thursday by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's tourism arm, Choose Chicago.
Joe Biden plans to parachute into Chicago Monday to raise cash for congressional Democrats and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Transportation announced today that the planned expansion for Divvy, Chicago's bike share system, will take place early next spring, bringing the system to 475 stations and 4,750 bikes and giving Chicago the most bike share stations and largest service area in North America.
Across the country, at the local, state, and federal levels, elected officials have considered increasing the minimum wage.
But officials say the closings, which planned to shutter six of the city's 12 mental health clinics, actually expanded care for those with mental illnesses.
Lewis' formal paperwork creating a mayoral campaign committee was time-stamped Wednesday morning by state officials.
A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city's clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that's simply not the case.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, as a candidate for governor, his friend Bruce Rauner should make his full income tax returns and supporting documents public.
CTU President Karen Lewis spoke before potential voters at a "Conversations With Karen" event Tuesday at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall in the 19th Ward.
Less than half of those surveyed in a Chicago Tribune poll – 47 percent – said they favored the idea of using tax money to attract or build the library, while 45 percent said they opposed it and 8 percent were undecided.
Updated: Sat Aug 23, 2014 02:41 am
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