Posts tagged "City Council Black Caucus"

Race, poverty and politics: NATO and Chicago's finest; 3rd-party candidate talks politics; Medicaid cuts pass House

As the city winds down from a weekend of riot police and protesters, different takes on the NATO summit are emerging. Despite claims of police abuse during the NATO summit, much of Chicago media has lionized Chicago Police Department superintendent Gary McCarthy. The Chicago Sun-Times ran a cover story saying “the city has a new... Read more »

Chicago Alderman wants more African Americans eligible for Fire Dept's top tiers

Chicago Alderman wants more African Americans eligible for Fire Dept's top tiers
In a push for more diversity amongst the Chicago Fire Department’s top brass, the chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus asked yesterday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel delay an upcoming promotional exam. Twenty-first Ward Alderman Howard Brookins, Jr. wants Emanuel to postpone the April 21 battalion chief exam because holding it this month would almost... Read more »