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No "Right" to Mayoral Detail

The judge played it exactly as it had to be : A federal judge found no politics at play Wednesday in the selection of Rahm Emanuel’s security detail after he became mayor in 2011.U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber’s ruling ended a bench trial that lasted a little more than a week. Show More Summary


Remember back in the day, to get to certain units, you had to undergo a financial background check? It was to make sure that you weren't a risk for taking money due to a bad financial situation. Now we get this: Mayor Rahm Emanuel has...Show More Summary

Museum Gone

Good riddance: During his decades in politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has shown strength in a number of roles.Backroom deal cutter? Check.Prolific campaign fundraiser? Definitely.Bulldozing mayor who gets his way? Most of the time.Salesman...Show More Summary

Chicago City Hall Often Fights To Keep Files Secret In Police Abuse Suits

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration routinely fights turning over information in federal civil rights lawsuits against Chicago police officers, often leaving a judge to step in and order the city to disclose potential evidence, a Tribune...Show More Summary

Rahm's Memory Loss

So sad to see a man in the prime of his life cut down by early onset Alzheimer's : When a group of lawyers finally got Mayor Rahm Emanuel under oath this week, he said the words “no idea” 12 times.Occasionally, he said “I don’t remember”...Show More Summary

McConnell voiding the Constitution using Rahm Emanuel playbook

Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former Chief of Staff and the current mayor of what many consider the Murder Capitol of the U.S., once credited his success at getting unpopular legislation passed to his ability to take bad news and turn it into a tool–kind of like a hammer and sickle, if you know what I mean–to accomplish his objectives. Show More Summary

Sense Taking Hold?

Probably not. Just political posturing to make the police think things aren't that bad : Mayor Rahm Emanuel is hitting the brakes on his plan to abolish the Independent Police Review Authority to solicit public input needed to “repair...Show More Summary

Understand Chicago, Understand Rising Urban Crime

FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2015 file photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, accompanied by Interim Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante, speaks during a news conference in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File) Chicago's burgeoning violent crime epidemic has been the subject of a lot of nationwide scrutiny over the past [...]

Testify Rahm! Testify!

Can we get an "Amen?" In a rare move, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been ordered to testify in an ongoing federal trial over a lawsuit filed by eight Chicago police officers who say they were dumped from the mayor's security detail for political...Show More Summary

9.5 Fingers, No Balls

He's a runt and a bully, so this shouldn't have been a surprise : Former Chicago police Supt. Garry McCarthy wasn’t too impressed with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel handled his firing in December, apparently criticizing the mayor’s manhood — or lack thereof — in an email.Emanuel announced McCarthy’s ouster on Dec. Show More Summary

Mayor tries to sink CHA accountability ordinance that would force him to share power

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his allies on the City Council have effectively quashed a Chicago Housing Authority accountability ordinance meant to preserve the total number of public housing units in the city, grant the council some oversight of the agency, and affect future and ongoing public housing developments, including the redevelopment of the Lathrop Homes. …

Remember - Broke

The city has no money! Chicago is transforming a former industrial site into a 40-acre bike park that officials say will be the first of its kind in the Midwest.Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Michael Kelly, the Chicago Park District’s superintendent,...Show More Summary

Chicago Offers Summer Jobs For Ages 14-24

Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader for passing this information along from the Sustainable Chicago newsletter:"On May 20th, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced more than 3,000 additional youth jobs will be offered under his One Summer Chicago youth employment initiative thanks to an investment by Emerson Collective. Show More Summary

Rahm Prosmises Hot Air

For a guy with zero political capital, he just keeps overdrawing at the bank : Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his emissaries are trying to persuade a fractured Friends of the Parks board to drop its lawsuit blocking construction of the Lucas...Show More Summary

Videos: Ads Fire Back At Rahm's Airbnb Crackdown Plans

"I would say to Mayor Emanuel to leave the little guy alone," says one Hyde Park Airbnb user. [ more › ]

Rahm Bests Rauner on Pensions

A stunner to say the least: Just days after Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Gov. Bruce Rauner told Chicago taxpayers to “take a hike,” Democrats delivered the same message to the governor.In a stunning move, the Illinois House on Monday voted...Show More Summary

More Questions

Questions about a "post-IPRA" world: Top mayoral aides are holding closed-door briefings with small groups of aldermen this week to flesh out details of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to abolish the Independent Police Review Authority, but the sessions are raising more questions than they answer.Ald. Show More Summary

On Chicago's Blues: Where Have You Gone, Harold Washington?

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel remains in office months after evidence emerged that during his reelection campaign he hid from the public a videotape of a white police officer shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald sixteen times. The juxtaposition...Show More Summary

Nice Hood Rahm

Shocking: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s neighborhood CVS Pharmacy was robbed this weekend for at least the fourth time in 18 months.Employees at the 4051 N. Lincoln location called police around 2:40AM on Sunday after a man walked upShow More Summary

Judge wants Chicago mayor to testify on code of silence

CHICAGO (AP) — Attorneys for the city of Chicago have told a federal judge they’re prepared to admit to a jury that a code of silence exists within the police department in an attempt to keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel off the witness stand. But U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman said Friday that he would still […]

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