Third Coast Today

Welcome to Third Coast Today, our curated, of-the-moment rundown of the latest news in Chicago politics, education, business and finance. We'll cover Chicago, the state of Illinois and other news of interest to our arts-and-culture fiend readers. Catch it here for updates every weekday or check it out on our home page--in the first right-hand column.

Mayor Emanuel Makes About $365,000 Per Year

Tax returns released by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and analyzed by the Chicago Tribune show that the mayor makes about $365,000 per year. In his first six years in office, Emanuel has netted about $2.2 million, about half from his salary of $216,000 a year, and the rest from interest, dividends and capital gains from investments (Tribune).

This Is the First Edition of Third Coast Today

Third Coast Review’s new local news feature, Third Coast Today, is up and running. See our recap of this and other changes for Third Coast Review as we enter our third year of operation as Chicago’s arts and culture (and local news) website.