Heather Cherone is The Daily Line's managing editor and City Hall reporter. She came to TDL from DNAInfo Chicago, where she also covered City Hall. At the Chicago Tribune, she was part of the team that helped launch TribLocal in the south and west suburbs. She also covered politics and local government for the Los Angeles Daily News and the Oakland Tribune. Cherone graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree.
As Chicago aldermen prepare to approve Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $10.67 billion 2019 spending plan, many are breathing a sigh of relief. The budget — expected to sail through the City Council on Wednesday — contains no new taxes or fee
Two female volunteers collecting signatures outside a West Side polling place Friday accused a man associated with 28th Ward Ald. Jason Ervin’s organization of assaulting them on Election Day and stealing signed nominating petitions for one of the alderman’s challengers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday signed an executive order aimed at Target, which is planning to open a new Mayfair store — in a development that will get a $13 million city subsidy — while shuttering stores in Chatham and Morgan
With some aldermen no doubt nursing hangovers from Election Night celebrations — or drowned sorrows — the City Council will gather at 10 a.m. Wednesday to move Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s last budget one step closer to final approval. Emanuel’s proposed
City officials found elevated levels of lead in 17 percent of metered homes they tested — acknowledging they first learned of the issue nearly six months ago. Approximately 165,000 homes in Chicago have meters installed. Of the 296 homes
A revised agreement that will allow the Obama Presidential Center to be built in Jackson Park — but acknowledges that the $500 million project could push long time South Side residents out of their homes — is at the top
RAHM EMANUEL’S 2018 BUDGET ADDRESS (Delivered to Chicago City Council, Oct. 17, 2018) Members of the Council, Chairman Austin, Chairman Burke, and fellow Chicago residents: It is a privilege to present our 2019 budget proposal. This year, Chicago’s fiscal
When Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivered his first budget address in October 2011, he was peering into a financial abyss. The city faced a budget deficit of $635 million, and the new mayor told aldermen they had no choice but to
The City Council is poised to take aim Wednesday at the Chicago nonprofit organization holding children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Chicago’s continuing effort to push back against President Donald Trump. The measure from