Mayor’s 911 Surcharge Fix, Long Stalled Amusement Tax Change Advances Out Of Finance Committee June 27, 2017 By Claudia Morell - Chicago would still have the authority to collect a surcharge on prepaid wireless services under a change to the municipal code the Council’s Finance Committee approved, protecting the city from losing out on nearly $9 million in annual revenue.

Read more ›

With Uncertainty On State Telecommunications Bill, Emanuel Will Ask Aldermen To Amend City Code June 26, 2017 By Claudia Morell and A.D. Quig - With uncertainty in Springfield on a telecommunications bill that would renew Chicago’s authority to tax prepaid wireless services at 9%, the Emanuel Administration has come up with a plan B to be directly introduced in Finance Committee Monday.

Read more ›

Appointments for Budget, IG, Water Dept.; Veteran-Owned Biz Up In Budget Cmte. June 27, 2017 By A.D. Quig - A slew of promotions and reappointments that Mayor Emanuel announced in an epic Friday news dump last month are up for hearings Tuesday in the Budget Committee

Read more ›

ACA Repeal: What Illinois Stands to Lose

The potential repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act is as much about municipal budgets and economics as it is about the individuals who rely on it for coverage. Federal Medicaid reimbursements, newly created preventive care grants, and financial incentives have been a boon for hospitals and health centers across Illinois. In this special episode of The Aldercast, we take a deeper dive into this topic to explain what the healthcare landscape was like in Illinois before the ACA, how it changed, and what it has to lose from a potential repeal.

 

What Subscribers Say

I use The Daily Line daily to keep up with the details of Chicago city government and it provides valuable up to date information.

Lisa Ouzounian

Comcast

The Daily Line is the first thing I read in the morning. The detailed reporting invariably gives me critical insight into what's really going on in City Council behind the scenes.

Joanna Klonsky

Political PR Professional
I start every weekday with The Daily Line. Before anything else.

Brian Bernardoni

Illinois Realtors

Latest Clout.Wiki Entries

Kim Foxx

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx harnessed progressive credentials and a close connection to Toni Preckwinkle to ride a wave of dissatisfaction with Chicago’s law enforcement apparatus to her election in 2016.

Anna Valencia

Appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel in December to replace Susana Mendoza as City Clerk, Anna “Andrea” Valencia was officially sworn into office on January 25th, 2017.

Sonya Harper

Englewood community organizer, former broadcaster, and public relations specialist Sonya Harper was appointed to become 6th District State Representative following the death of Democrat Esther Golar in the fall of 2015.