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Pension News

Just about everything mentioned here seems to be coming to pass : Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to solve his police and fire pension problem by paying less upfront, taking longer to pay off the debt and getting some of the money to cover...Show More Summary

Violent Weekend = Guns are Bad

Rahm goes with the tired old excuses: Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’s been in touch with the families of the dozen people killed by gunfire this weekend, including a four-year-old girl. He also talked to reporters and police about the more than three dozen people wounded as well, reports WBBM [...]Show More Summary

Emanuel's pension plan: Relief on payments, casino to pay for it

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to solve his police and fire pension problem by paying less upfront, taking longer to pay off the debt and getting some of the money to cover what the city owes from a Chicago casino.

Extra Extra: Mayor Vows To 'Secure Our Streets' Following Bloody Weekend

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Chicago needs to "secure our streets" following a particularly bloody Memorial Day weekend marked by at least a dozen fatal shootings. [ more › ]

Emirates president lashes out at Emanuel in trade dispute

Emirates Airline President Tim Clark chastised Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a letter for publicly siding with U.S. airlines in a trade dispute without contacting Emirates for its side of story.

Rahm Emanuel is not a patriot

As an Army, infantry veteran of the U.S. war against the people of Vietnam, I find it disgraceful to live in a city where the mayor doesn’t understand patriotism. A true patriot stands up for we the people. Mayor Rahm Emanuel will smile and wave in the Memorial Day parade and then continue his...

Another $62 Million Pissed Away

No money, remember? Ending a costly court fight that City Hall blundered into, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has paid more than $62 million to settle a dispute with the private operators of four city-owned parking garages downtown,...Show More Summary

Curtain rises Saturday on $100 million Riverwalk extension

The first two blocks of the Chicago Riverwalk's $100 million extension are set to open Saturday, raising the curtain on an urban playground of kayaks, Tiki bar cocktails and floating concert stages. Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected toShow More Summary

Navy Pier Could Allow Drinking In Public Under New Ordinance

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants you to be able to get your beer to-go at Navy Pier under an ordinance introduced Wednesday. [ more › ]

Emanuel wants to loosen Navy Pier booze rules

Throngs of strolling tourists at Navy Pier could soon be able to more easily cop an ambulatory buzz under a plan introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to allow people to carry around liquor they buy at bars at the pier.

CPS principal training deal got green light despite red flags

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's formula for fixing Chicago Public Schools has always put a priority on building better leaders, so it could have been a setback for the mayor's agenda when a prominent education nonprofit balked at funding a training program for principals in mid-2012.

Emanuel, new aldermen waiting for Springfield smoke to clear

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said the new City Council and his administration would hold off on considering how to raise money to plug its massive budget and pension holes.

Extra Extra: Mayor Delays Borrowing $383 Million For City's Debt Problem

Following Chicago's debt rating downgrade to "junk" last week, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will delay plans to borrow $383 million to restructure the city's debt. [ more › ]

Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships.

Emanuel delays $383 million in borrowing after credit downgrade

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has decided to delay borrowing $383 million to restructure debt — a move that buys him time to try to get a better interest rate after last week's double downgrade of the city's credit rating to junk status.

Rahm Sworn At

So a crowd gather today to curse at....what? Oh, sworn in? Damnit: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be sworn into his second term in office Monday at the Chicago Theatre. His wife and children attended, as did former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Show More Summary

Rahm Emanuel Reverses Position On Policy That Would Affect Chicago-Based United Airlines

CHICAGO -- In a move that shows why Chicago's called "clout city," United Airlines may have used its political influence to strong-arm Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) into reversing his stance on an air-travel measure he previously supported. The Open Skies policy allows international airlines to fly to the U.S. Show More Summary

Emanuel Devotes Inauguration Address To Chicago's "Often Invisible" Youth

Mayor Rahm Emanuel made Chicago's "often invisible" impoverished youth the subject of his inaugural address as he was sworn in for his second term as the city's mayor Monday morning. [ more › ]

Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second-term inaugural speech

Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office to begin his second term Monday and used his inaugural address to focus on a single issue: Chicago's disadvantaged youth.

Rahm Emanuel's second term: The moment and the mayor

Chicago, now awkwardly playing the drama queen, teeters on a fulcrum — the legendary might of its big shoulders on one side, the dead weight of its sordid public finances on the other. Four years from now, in May 2019, will we say the rescue of Chicago started in 2015? Or is last week's flurry...

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