Chicago’s export businesses may see a boost via a new partnership between the City of Chicago and the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement yesterday, while also revealing plans for a new 1,200-room hotel near McCormick place to accommodate Chicago’s convention and trade show visitors.
In an effort to increase access to healthy environments in Chicago’s underserved communities, and create approximately 200 new jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a partnership with Planet Fitness today to build 10 additional gyms across the city by 2015.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is teaming up with the U.S. Department of the Navy in the launch of a summer program that will provide intensive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to more than 1,000 students in Chicago Public Schools.
An agreement on contract and pension issues has been reached between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the union representing Chicago Police sergeants that includes an annual 2 percent pay raise and pension reform.
Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police union wants a 12 percent pay raise over two years and a $3,000 yearly "cost of living in Chicago" stipend to offset the expense of their requirement to live within city limits.
The lawyer representing Chicago's retirees is calling on the Emanuel administration to put a five-year extension on the 55 percent city subsidy for retiree health care, arguing that doing so would give the federal health care law time to work out potential kinks in implementation.