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Chicago Activists Starving Themselves to Save Neighborhood School

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The #FightForDyett has drawn national attention to the plight of a single neighborhood high school. In 2012, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced one of the largest waves of school closures in American history, with the majority of schools...Show More Summary

Chicago sues red light camera firm for $300 million

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has sued Chicago's former red light camera operator, Redflex Traffic Systems, for more than $300 million on grounds the entire program was built on a $2 million bribery scheme at City Hall that has already led to federal corruption convictions.

Mayor Emanuel to meet public on budget

Facing a giant budget hole, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take his financial show on the road Monday night to a public forum on the West Side where Chicagoans will have a chance to air neighborhood grievances and pitch the mayor on ways for the city to raise cash.

Principal known as Emanuel critic reprimanded by mayor's school board

A Lakeview school principal who's a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's education policies has been formally reprimanded by the Chicago Board of Education - a move that could eventually lead to his dismissal.

Principal known as Emanuel critic reprimanded by mayor's school board

A Lakeview school principal who's a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's education policies has been formally reprimanded by the Chicago Board of Education - a move that could eventually lead to his dismissal.

CPS exec says can't offer hunger strikers a Dyett decision yet

Hunger strike protesters trying to save a high school ratcheted up the pressure on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to meet their demands on Thursday, with supporters delivering a letter to City Hall detailing the health dangers to those who say they've gone without solid food for 11 days.

Level with us, Mayor Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced this week the city will host three town hall meetings to gather ideas on solving the latest budget crisis.

Emanuel says Biden needs to gauge 'emotional energy' for run

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said Vice President Joseph Biden needs to determine whether he has the "emotional energy" for both a protracted presidential campaign and for serving in the event he wins before deciding whether to throw his hat in the ring.

Curbed Chicago: Chicago's Mayor Talks Favorite Buildings and New Parks

It's only been four years since Rahm Emanuel took over the top spot at City Hall, but the city's streetscape and skyline has been undergoing steady change ever since. There's been a number of exciting projects in the works...

Emanuel announces UIC tuition help, but it's limited

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced a University of Illinois-Chicago scholarship for a few hundred qualifying City Colleges graduates, a program that will leave students to find other ways to come up with thousands of dollars in tuition.

Lisa Madigan, Rahm Emanuel demand answers about gas price spike

Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are demanding an explanation for the recent spike in gasoline prices from the Illinois Petroleum Council.

CPS to extend contract for firm connected to new board member

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday plans to extend a contract with a firm connected to a businessman that Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently appointed to the school board.

Emanuel sets three public meetings to talk Chicago budget gap

Facing the biggest city budget hole in recent memory, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday that he will hold three town hall meetings in the coming weeks to hear ideas from residents on how to close the gap.

Another Bloody Weekend In Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may not like people calling his city “Chiraq,” but the Windy City experience another bloody weekend of shootings left...

Mayor Emanuel burnishes Chicago's architectural stature and maybe his own

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the soon-to-open Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library on Thursday, his intense brown eyes gazed up to a circular skylight, then settled on a curving wall of glass with a drop-dead view of the downtown skyline.

Chicago mayor wants to host the draft, permanently

Chicago will host the NFL draft for the second consecutive year in 2016, but after that the NFL plans to take bids from several cities and turn the draft into a traveling road show. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, however, has other ideas. Emanuel told WSCR in Chicago that his city is already working not only on…

Rahm Emanuel on NFL draft: Make Chicago its permanent home

Rahm Emanuel plans to "double down" on winning future NFL drafts, the mayor said during an appearance Thursday on WSCR-AM 670.

Here a Tax, There a Tax

Everywhere a tax tax : When Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked aldermen to share their cost-cutting and revenue-raising ideas with his budget director, some City Council members smelled a rat.They figured the mayor was trying to spread the blame...Show More Summary

Emanuel supports Obama on Iran, ducks question on Israel concerns

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday said he supports President Barack Obama's nuclear deal with Iran, but dodged a question on whether he believes Israel's fears that the agreement will empower Iran's backing of terrorism are legitimate.

Emanuel restores Ashland, Western express buses as future of rapid transit lanes remains cloudy

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday said the CTA will bring back express bus service on Ashland and Western Avenues during peak hours and insisted that the move does not kill a bus rapid transit route that's stuck in the planning stages.

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