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Obama to Sell Exec Amnesty in Chicago with 'Godfathers' Gutierrez, Emanuel

President Barack Obama will continue his tour to sell his massive executive amnesty on Tuesday in Chicago with Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), considered the godfather of the pro-amnesty movement, and Mayor Rahm "godfather" Emanuel (D).Show More Summary

The case for a 'Star Wars' museum in Soldier Field

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's executive assistant is sitting in her office when a visitor walks in with his portfolio.

Chicago City Council approves Emanuel budget 46-4

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s election-year budget easily won City Council approval Wednesday, a $7.3 billion spending plan that puts off one of the city’s thorniest financial issues until after voters go to the polls next year.

IL: Chicago Issues Ride-Sharing Licenses to Lyft, Sidecar

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced his administration had issued the first city licenses to two ride-sharing companies, as lawmakers in Springfield consider voting this week to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of a bill that would impose tougher statew

Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up

As the Chicago City Council prepares to approve his latest budget Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly has reminded voters that he didn't raise city property taxes during his first four years in office.

SEC to Investigate Rahm?

A financial scandal? In Chicago? Chicago lawmakers are planning to send a formal request to the Securities and Exchange Commission for an investigation into donations to Mayor Rahm Emanuel from executives at financial firms that manage city pension money. Show More Summary

Competing Polls

The Chicago Teachers Union thinks Rahm is headed to a runoff, even with Karen the Commie out of the race: A new survey commissioned by the Chicago Teachers Union shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel could be forced into a runoff election folllowing...Show More Summary

Emanuel launches re-election bid with TV ad, website

Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched his re-election bid with a new campaign website Tuesday and will start airing his first TV ad Wednesday, all before either of his two major challengers have even filed paperwork to get on the Feb. 24 ball...

City issues first ride-sharing licenses

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced his administration had issued the first city licenses to two ride-sharing companies, as lawmakers in Springfield consider voting this week to override Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of a bill that would impose tougher statewide regulations on the industry.

Chicago School Zone Speed Cams Tag Drivers Even In The Summer, Because Chicago

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Well, this is fun. We just recently wrote about how Chicago's speed cameras, ostensibly all to do with safety, failed to bring in as much money as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had suggested in his budget plan. Yes, tickets based on speed cameras...Show More Summary

After 'Serial,' Police Departments Replace Staff With Female NPR Hosts

This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. After years of incompetence and racial profiling among its forces and in light of the popular new podcast, "Serial," Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched an innovative new program replacing...Show More Summary

Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that it's too late to try to recoup any of the money from burdensome interest payments that Chicago Public Schools made after issuing risky auction-rate bonds.

Emanuel puzzled by Rauner on minimum wage

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he doesn't know what Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner is talking about when he says he wants to pair an increase in the minimum wage with pro-business changes to state law.

Mayor Emanuel advises incoming treasurer on life-work balance

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday offered a monologue about balancing the needs of work and family, after several aldermen warned incoming city treasurer Kurt Summers Jr. about the family sacrifices he would make as a public official.

After "Serial," Police Departments Replace Staff With Female NPR Hosts

This post originally appeared on Reductress.com. After years of incompetence and racial profiling among its forces and in light of the popular new podcast, "Serial," Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel has launched an innovative new program replacing...Show More Summary

CPS must recover losses from toxic financial deals

Two years ago Chicago Public Schools officials and Mayor Rahm Emanuel claimed they had to close more than 100 schools to save money. It turns out that the costs of the closings, along with the installation of countless Safe Passage routes to protect children moved to new schools, have far...

Aldermen to consider tougher dog license rules

Aldermen are set to consider Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal Monday to toughen the city's dog license rules by requiring a person with a dog in public to be able to produce the animal's registration tag or face daily fines.

Chance The Rapper Receives 'Outstanding Youth Of The Year' Award From Mayor

Chatham-based emcee Chance The Rapper received an 'Outstanding Youth Of The Year' award from Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday. [ more › ]

Investigation Into Election Judge Robocalls Underway

While the Cook County State's Attorney's office opened a probe to determine the source of the robocalls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel demanded City Council hearings on the matter. [ more › ]

Emanuel praises benefits of working with Quinn, mum on Rauner

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday declined to discuss what it might be like to work with Republican Bruce Rauner as governor, but he was quick to praise the benefits of working with Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn.

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