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How Chicago changes

Last week, we announced a $330 million lending commitment from 40 banks that will help add 7,000 affordable housing units on the South and West Sides.  To read more about it, click here. I am highlighting it not because it is the panacea for every problem we face. It...

Our “pandemic budget” and the road ahead

I stood up today and delivered the 2021 budget forecast for the City of Chicago. It was my solemn duty to report that one year after taking on a historic budget shortfall, the impact of COVID has once again created a new fiscal challenge for our city. This time...