Big Emanuel Donor, Husband Of Alderman Cited For Illegally Lobbying The Mayor Through His Personal Email

June 16, 2017
The total of those hit for lobbying the mayor without registering rises to three in cases that emanate from a BGA lawsuit that led Mayor Emanuel to release thousands of pages of business related emails from his personal accounts.

Another Case Of Improper Lobbying Suspected In Wake Of BGA Lawsuit Settlement

May 22, 2017
City ethics watchdogs have uncovered enough evidence to suspect yet another instance of improper lobbying of Chicago officials, an issue that came to light following settlement of a Better Government Association lawsuit over Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s personal email accounts.

Can Ailing Illinois Afford In-Home Care Program For Seniors?

May 15, 2017
As the state grapples with budget gridlock, the Rauner Administration is pushing a change to a program for low income seniors initially billed as a cheaper and better alternative to nursing home care. Thousands could see in-home services scaled back, as costs soar with an aging population.

Tally Of Ethics Probes Tied To Emanuel Email Release Hits 14

April 19, 2017
Communications released by settlement of a BGA transparency lawsuit against the Emanuel Administration shine an ever brighter light on the special access afforded to favor-seekers with influence and power. 

Chicago Light Overhaul To Cost Double That Of New York’s

March 28, 2017
Mayor Emanuel’s troubled infrastructure trust will take a back seat when the city begins a $160 million energy efficiency changeout of streetlights.

Poor In Chicago And Illinois Targeted In Trump Budget Cuts

March 16, 2017
The president’s new budget proposes to do away with several popular aid programs, with the brunt of the pain focused on programs that serve low income residents. 

Trust Or Bust? Emanuel’s 'Breakout' Infrastructure Plan Delivers Little

March 6, 2017
The mayor appears to have generated more headlines than results with a privatized infrastructure spending proposal that has cost taxpayers millions of dollars more than he said it would.  

Chicago In Crosshairs Of Trump’s Sanctuary Cities Crackdown

January 25, 2017
Despite a lack of specific details from President Trump’s executive order, a BGA analysis shows that Chicago could lose billions in federal aid.

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