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Protesters flood City Hall over Ferguson decision

Protesters flood City Hall over Ferguson decision

The morning after mass protests in Ferguson and across the country, protestors flooded the fifth floor foyer in front of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall office, demanding reform in the police treatment of black Chicagoans. “We’re calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel, as one of the most powerful Democrats in this country to take a stand,” […]

Doing a Little Bit of Everything: The Work of a Cook County Commissioner

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Ever wonder what a Cook County Commissioner actually does? ChicagoTalks reporters shed light on county board activities. “Most people don’t know what a commissioner does or who a commissioner is until they need them,” said Cristina Saldana, director of operations for Commissioner John Fritchey. via Vimeo Stemming from this concern is the decision to reduce […]

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Aldermen Call for More Cops in City Budget

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Aldermen Call for More Cops in City Budget

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2014 budget proposal makes “a significant investment in the education, health and safety” of its neighborhoods, but at least two aldermen argued Wednesday the refusal to hire more police officers is detrimental not only to Chicago’s safety but its economy as well.   “Yes, we need a balanced budget, but safety […]

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