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April 30, 2012 @ 2:26 PM

Rahm Emanuel's dicey dance on ethics

Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel

I'm sure Mayor Rahm Emanuel saw his plan to overhaul the city's ethics ordinance, announced this afternoon, as an opportunity to burnish his credentials as one of Chicago's few reform-minded mayors. 

But that announcement is having something of the opposite effect, as the Sun-Times takes a moment to review the big picture on Rahm and ethics.  Read more...


April 25, 2012 @ 11:39 AM

Rahm Emanuel's report card

Rahm Emanuel
Rahm Emanuel

New York Mayor Ed Koch used to be famous for constantly asking voters: How'm I doing? 

Now you can answer the same question about Rahm Emanuel, thanks to a new site that evaluates how well Emanuel has hewed to his campaign promises.  Read more...


April 19, 2012 @ 4:45 PM

Rahm Emanuel: Enough with Infrastructure Trust changes

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has apparently heard enough discussion on his controversial Infrastructure Trust plan.

“My whole goal is not to answer everybody’s questions to their satisfaction, but to answer enough so we can move forward on Building a New Chicago,” the mayor says, according to the Sun-TimesRead more...


April 19, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

City pays $24M for wellness plan despite doubts on effectiveness

Despite contradictory evidence on whether wellness plans lower medical costs, the City of Chicago will spend up to $24 million on a program that encourages healthy behavior by municipal employees. 

Earlier this week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration inked a contract with Tennessee-based based American Healthways Services. The company will provide city workers and their dependents with a preventative health program.


April 18, 2012 @ 2:56 PM

Safety issues weren't enough to derail speed camera program

Rahm Emanuel

Chicago aldermen gave the okay for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to begin blanketing the city with speed-enforcement cameras, despite some evidence that they don't reduce serious and fatal accidents.

City Council voted 33 to 14 in favor of the speed camera network.  Read more...


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