Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of blocking the governor’s choice to lead the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority — and tarnishing the reputation of a “strong woman” in the process — to pave the way for a “backroom deal” to renovate 98-year-old Wrigley Field.
- Quinn to Emanuel: Back off my choice to run stadium authority [Chicago Tribune]
A Chicago Teachers Union official Tuesday called for a “truce of peace’’ and denounced as “saber rattling” recent ads by what he called a “shoddy organization” that recently bankrolled a television commercial featuring Mayor Rahm Emanuel talking about the new CTU contract.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled a plan Monday to establish a high-speed broadband network in Chicago that will help business, extend fast Internet connections in underserved areas and provide free Wi-Fi in public spaces.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel tried to go about his Sunday like any other — a parade, a street fair and then returning home to his kids. But with a Chicago Teachers Union strike looming, it was a Sunday unlike any other, and Emanuel stayed in contact with his handpicked people inside the contract negotiations.
The five-member board overseeing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $1.7 billion Infrastructure Trust held its first meeting Thursday amid demands from its feistiest member to do what the mayor would not: give the city’s inspector general carte blanche to investigate the Trust and all its projects.