Posts tagged "alderman"
What's Up This Week: A peek into immigration court, South Shore community meeting and a look at employment for the disabled
Race, poverty and politics: first meeting of the infrastructure trust; city council mulling eminent domain to help troubled homeowners
Rahm Emanuel’s infrastructure trust had its first meeting Thursday. According to Crain’s Chicago Business, the board chairman, a retired Boeing executive, put forward rules to organize the operation of the trust. The group’s activities are expected to be subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. Eventually, the trust will need about $200 million to take... Read more »
While they accounted for slightly more than a quarter of the city’s population, 15 majority African-American wards on Chicago’s South and West sides accounted for nearly two-thirds of the city’s homicides from 2008 through 2010, according to an analysis of homicide data by The Chicago Reporter. More at chicagoreporter.com In all, there were 931 murders committed... Read more »