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. Samantha Fields’
promotion from a short stint at the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection to city Budget Director gets top billing, followed by new Water Department Commissioner Randy Conner
(a move praised by several black aldermen
in the wake of the release of racist and sexist emails among DWM employees). Procurement Services head Jamie Rhee
and Inspector General Joe Ferguson’s
reappointments are next up.