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  1. Chicago's mayor faces sobering reality _ huge budget deficit

    Associated Press via Yahoo FinanceAug 30 2:22 AM

    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who swept into office five months ago on a promise of wholesale reform, presented a sobering reality Thursday — the city faces a massive budget shortfall ...

  2. Chicago faces an $838 million deficit in its upcoming budget, the largest in the city's recent history, due to growing costs for personnel, pensions and debt, Mayor Lori Lightfoot ...

  3. Chicago faces $838M budget deficit, mayor says

    Fox Business via Yahoo FinanceAug 30 16:27 PM

    Chicago has serious financial problems these days – in the form of a giant $838 million budget deficit. A report from WGN in Chicago called the deficit “the largest deficit in ...

  4. Lightfoot announced her role as a Chicago Ideas co-chair for the 2019-2020 programming season today. Chicago Ideas is a nonprofit platform that exists to connect and inspire others ...

  5. School officials said the budget funds 95 additional positions that were part of a commitment by Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for more than 450 new jobs over five years. Contract ...

  6. As a result, LAPD Chief Michel Moore and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti have vowed to shut down every illegal dispensary in their jurisdiction. We've closed 36 illegal dispensaries in ...

  7. Phoenix voters rejecting anti-rail initiative by wide margin

    Associated Press via Yahoo FinanceAug 28 5:22 AM

    Mayor Kate Gallego expressed confidence the measure known as Proposition 105 will be defeated when the rest of the votes are counted. "Light rail expansion is not stopping — not today ...

  8. Farms worry as New York City considers foie gras ban

    Associated Press via Yahoo FinanceAug 30 5:59 AM

    A New York City proposal to ban the sale of foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose, has the backing of animal welfare advocates, but could mean trouble for farms outside the city that ...

  9. Chicago Looks for Revenue With Fewer Residents Footing Bill

    Bloomberg via Yahoo FinanceSep 11 16:57 PM

    “We do need new revenue sources,” Chicago Chief Financial Officer Jennie Huang Bennett said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. Rahm Emanuel, Lightfoot’s predecessor, already raised ...

  10. Detroit mayor wants to wipe out residential blight with bonds

    Reuters via Yahoo FinanceSep 16 21:30 PM

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan unveiled a plan on Monday to sell up to $250 million of bonds to tackle the city's remaining blighted and abandoned houses over the next five years. If approved ...