SPRINGFIELD — Over objections of Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the House approved a concealed weapons bill today that is aimed at ending Illinois’ status as the last state in the nation without a law to allow its citizens to carry guns in public.
By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah, John Chase and Bob Secter, Chicago Tribune Months of argument and anguish over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push for sweeping school closings came to a climax Wednesday as his hand-picked Board of Education voted to shut 49 elementary schools and transfer thousands of children to new classroom settings.
Evidently, it eliminates "home rule" exceptions that are gumming up the works. And if Rahm isn't happy, it must be something worth looking at: Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton decried a bill to legalize...Show More Summary
There is plenty of evidence to suggest that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to shutter 50 (yes, 50) schools won't be good for Chicago's children, especially children of color.
For every 999 stories of bad publicity resonating from the streets of Chicago, there’s a video like this which reminds us all there are people in The Chi fighting to [...]
At a rally to protest Chicago’s plan to close 53 public schools, 9-year-old Asean Johnson had some words for Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Transcript here. Black students make up about 40 percent of the Chicago public school population but 88 percent of the students who will be affected by the closures. Unfortunately, it looks like only five schools will be spared. [...]
CPS approves largest school closure in Chicago's history ChicagoTribune: Months of argument and anguish over Mayor Rahm Emanuel's push for sweeping school closings came to a climax Wednesday as his hand-picked Board of Education voted to shut 49 elementary schools and transfer thousands of children to new classroom settings. Show More Summary
Here is a video of Asean Johnson, an unfathomably eloquent 9-year-old, giving a speech in protest of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to close 53 public schools in Chicago. It begins with him climbing on top of a chair to reach the podium and ends with me covertly crying at my desk. Read more...
(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to close 50 schools and programs, an ambitious plan that has sparked protests and lawsuits and could help define — for better or worse — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s term in office.Show More Summary
By Noreen S. Ahmed-Ullah and John Byrne, Chicago Tribune Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down.
Vote on list of sites set for Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board meets today to vote on more than 50 proposed school closings the administration says is necessary as it faces a massive deficit and declining enrollment.
Mayor says result will be worth the temporary inconvenience Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday lauded Chicago Transit Authority workers for their efforts as the five-month Red Line reconstruction project this week, stressing that the riders' inconvenience will be worth it in the end.
Pressured for months by teachers, community leaders and aldermen, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's hand-picked school board is nonetheless expected on Wednesday to approve closing all but a few of the 53 elementary schools the administration wants to shut down.
In Rahm We Trust - NOT: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing lawmakers to pass a gambling bill that would allow the city to weigh its choice of a casino operator in secret and forbid state regulators from taking away its license.The legislation...Show More Summary
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, an often controversial leader who took on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a strike last fall and has been leading the fight against the district’s plan to close schools, was reelected to a second three-year term Friday, according to preliminary and still unofficial results released by the district.
Chicago- Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced he will begin cutting healthcare benefits to retired city workers over the next three years, displacing the cost burden from the city budget onto federal taxpayers. The Chicago Tribune reports:...Show More Summary
Move along! Mayor Rahm Emanuel gave a preliminary comment Thursday to a broad daylight mugging on Michigan Avenue this week.A 68-year-old woman says she was surrounded by a group of young men on the 700 block of North Michigan Avenue...Show More Summary
By Dan Mihalopoulos, Chicago Sun-Times Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s allies in the Teamsters union leadership have backed away from trying to represent airport janitors who work for a private company the mayor hired last year over the objections of other labor leaders.
City also plans other development near McCormick Place, a redesign for Navy Pier and a reconfiguration for congested section of lakefront bike trail Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to unveil Thursday a $173 million plan to build a 10,000-seat...Show More Summary
Emanuel returning tech execs' $15,000, spokeswoman says Leaders of a tech firm seeking a city contract donated $15,000 to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund, despite Emanuel's own executive order banning contributions from vendors trying to get city business. The mayor returned the donation, his spokeswoman said late Wednesday.