Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday he’s as concerned about “diversity of experience” as he is about achieving racial balance. The mayor was responding to news reports showing nearly two of every three members of his City Hall cabinet are white. Of 30 Emanuel appointees to the highest-ranking jobs in city government, only five are black and three are Hispanic.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy on Monday defended their decision to disband specialized police units and return hundreds of officers to beat patrol under pressure from aldermen who want those units restored.
If all goes as planned, sometime in August food trucks with on-board preparation will be rolling in Chicago's streets. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's ordinance easing food-truck restrictions is expected to reach the Chicago City Council at its next meeting on July 25.
A consulting company hired by Mayor Rahm Emanuel last summer to consolidate and overhaul city contracts has already saved the city $13.3 million, City Hall contends.
A Chicago ordinance that would allow cooks to prepare fresh meals from food trucks looks to move forward again in the City Council with the endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
- Mayor Rahm Emanuel serves up own mobile food truck plan [Sun-Times]