Posts tagged "Mayor Richard Daley"

Author of study on inequality in TIF-funded CPS schools highlights potential dangers

Author of study on inequality in TIF-funded CPS schools highlights potential dangers
A Roosevelt University study released last week outlines several disparities in how the city has funded several Chicago Public Schools construction projects through Tax Increment Financing. The report, penned by sociology professor Stephanie Farmer, found that the majority of TIF dollars spent on CPS projects, 52 percent, went to selective enrollment schools. Those schools make... Read more »

Community activist, Ald. Munoz at odds again over 'blue-light' police cameras in Little Village

Community activist, Ald. Munoz at odds again over 'blue-light' police cameras in Little Village
In almost ritualistic fashion, Raul Montes, a Little Village community activist, scheduled a press conference and protest Tuesday at the Manuel Perez Plaza in Little Village. He was there to publicly rally for the installation of Chicago Police Observational Devices–a.k.a. “blue-light” cameras–along 26th Street. The Little Village press conference gathered a small band of supporters,... Read more »

Politics in review: Arrested protestors want face time with Rahm; Jackson, Jr. in hot seat; Preckwinkle snuffs ICE; Daley's day in court

Here’s a week’s worth of political and elections news that had The Chicago Reporter jawing. Twenty-three people were arrested early Friday morning after barricading themselves inside a Woodlawn mental health clinic in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to consolidate 12 clinics into six. The Chicago Reporter recently reported on some of the planned closures. ... Read more »
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Council talks about limiting coal plant pollution, again

Council talks about limiting coal plant pollution, again
The last couple of years have been difficult ones for the Clean Power Ordinance, legislation that would set new limits on the tiny particulate matter the Fisk and Crawford coal-fired plants, the last of their kind in Chicago, are allowed to emit and establish a cap on the amount of carbon dioxide both facilities send... Read more »