Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing a slightly modified version of his plan to blanket the city with speed cameras that includes scaled-back hours. The mayor is looking to attract votes from aldermen concerned about political backlash.
- Aldermen skeptical of speed camera plan [WBEZ]
Alderman Proco Joe Moreno has introduced an ordinance to City Council, aimed at easing problems within the Chicago Police Department in handling transgender detainees.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his plan to blanket Chicago with speed cameras is an effort to improve safety around schools and parks. But, with the mayor set to unveil his proposed speed-camera ordinance to the City Council today, several aldermen are questioning whether the camera push is actually a bid to bring more dollars into City Hall and aid some of Emanuel’s political allies.
Chicago will hire 50 more police officers and keep 20,000 more young people occupied this summer, thanks to the first $8.5 million in city debt siphoned from the state income tax refunds of chronic scofflaws, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday.
Jacques Brownson, the chief architect of Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Center, the steely, broad-shouldered modernist skyscraper that ranks among Chicago’s greatest post-World World II designs, died Sunday at McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Colo. He was 88 years old.