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Emanuel asking city 'sister agencies' to join $13 minimum wage push

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today continued to position himself as a supporter of wage increases for workers, taking the largely symbolic step of calling on the Chicago Public Schools and other city "sister agencies" to require contractors to pay their workers at least $13 an hour.

Black voters in Chicago increasingly disillusioned with Mayor Rahm Emanuel

16 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in the city’s February election. Emanuel easily won the...

Centralized dispatch system part of taxi reform proposal

Groups representing Chicago cab drivers will join Mayor Rahm Emanuel today in announcing a plan to try and set up a centralized dispatching system to help taxi companies compete with other firms that offer transportation services. The idea is part of a package of cab industry reforms that...

How to Get Away with Murder, Where Race Doesn't Matter

How to Get Away with Murder, where race doesn't matter, it's the content of their characters. Remember President Bill Clinton's strategists James Carville, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and company, when they bested President George H.W. Show More Summary

How to Get Away with Murder, Where Race Doesn't Matter

How to Get Away with Murder, where race doesn't matter, it's the content of their characters. Remember President Bill Clinton's strategists James Carville, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and company, when they bested President George H.W. Show More Summary

REVIEW: "Forgotten Future" by Collaboraction ??½

As the heat rises between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, the state of Chicago public education has come under the stage lights in a trifecta of new plays this past year. I missed both Ike Holter's "Exit Strategy" with Jackalope and Joe Zarrow's "Principal...

The campaign to keep Karen Lewis out of the mayoral race

Out of nowhere nearly two weeks ago, Democrats for Education Reform, a pro-charter schools organization backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election, issued a news release demanding that Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis step down from her job if she decides to challenge Emanuel in...

Watch Ty Segall Perform a Bowie Medley on David Bowie Day

Just in case any of you missed the memo, this year Chicago’s mayor Rahm Emanuel declared September 23

Suburban cops rip Emanuel drug plan

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to change the terms of the drug war by lessening the penalties for low-level possession is getting blowback from the suburbs, with some prosecutors and police chiefs saying it sends an unhelpful message at a time when heroin overdoses are claiming...

Retirees Sue

And the Games begin : Chicago’s 28,000 retired city workers and their dependents are asking a federal judge to block Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to save $27 million in 2015 by raising monthly health insurance premiums by anywhere fromShow More Summary

A tale of Twitter, parodies and police

For as long as there has been Twitter, there have been parody accounts. U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to the pope, public figures often find themselves the subject of these impersonations. Most have come to accept them as an annoying but inevitable side effect of...

Chicago mayor admits error in naming school after Obama

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel admits he “made a mistake” after deciding to name a new $60 million preparatory school in the city’s North Side after President Obama.

Chicago Mayor Pushing For Relaxed Drug Laws Statewide

5 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Not just content with marijuana, Rahm Emanuel wants to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of all controlled substances.

Emanuel, Lewis clash over weed

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't "think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot." The mayor's comments...Show More Summary

Chicago mayor admits naming elite new school after Obama, his former boss, was a mistake

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who once served as chief of staff in the White House for President Obama, just acknowledged that his plans to name a new $60 million high school located in a wealthy mostly white area of the city were a mistake. Here’s how the Chicago Sun-Times described the apparently rare moment: The […]

Great Lakes water protection meeting in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will host a group of Great Lakes mayors and other officials today to talk about ways to protect water resources in light of a recent algae bloom in Lake Erie that wreaked havoc with the drinking water in Toledo, O...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wants Illinois To Decriminalize Marijuana

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called on Illinois lawmakers Tuesday to decriminalize marijuana throughout the state as well as lessen the penalties for possession of a gram or less of other controlled substances. Speaking before the House-Senate...Show More Summary

Jimmy's coming, but where are the activists?

If Jimmy Fallon really wants to grab Mayor Rahm Emanuel's attention when he brings "The Tonight Show" to Chicago for another mutual ear-licking session, Jimmy might ask this:

Rahm Emanuel Calls on State to Decriminalize Marijuana

Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff for President Obama, Rahm Emanuel (D) has called on the Illinois state legislature to reform drug laws and decriminalize marijuana.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel proposes decriminalizing pot in Illinois

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked Illinois lawmakers on Tuesday to reform sentencing for low-level drug offenses, which would include ticketing rather than arresting people caught with small amounts of marijuana. Show More Summary

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