In response to building pressure, in August Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a new Civilian Office of Police Accountability, which the city council approved on October 5. Activists on the ground are not convinced the new office will produce meaningful change. The post For Chicagoans, Mayor Emanuel’s Response to Police Brutality Is More of the Same appeared first on Rewire.
Chicago will host the James Beard Awards through 2021, a four-year extension from the originally planned hosting period, revealed Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the James Beard Foundation exclusively to the Tribune. The so-called Oscars of the food industry were scheduled to end their run here in 2017,...
Cut the overtime of course! Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to reduce police overtime by $40 million next year as he begins to deliver on his formidable promise to hire 970 additional police officers without raising sales, property or gasoline...Show More Summary
Rahm presented a budget to the fifty thieves : Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday delivered a 2017 budget address he pitched as Chicago moving past its years of financial woes and the series of major tax hikes that accompanied them.Hundreds...Show More Summary
A tentative deal reached late on Monday between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and its teachers union averted a strike that had been scheduled for Tuesday but the impact on the district’s already shaky finances was uncertain. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who controls the nation’s...
Leaders of the Chicago Teachers Union say that if a deal is not cut with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on a new contract, then a strike will occur beginning Tuesday morning, as reported by USA Today. The teachers have been working without a contract for over a year, with the main argument in this dispute being […]
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pressing grocery chains to open in lower-income neighborhoods.
Recently Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the statement that, "Teachers are striking out of choice, not necessity." Mind you that this is the same tired language that he said during our last strike in 2012. There is nothing more I would rather...Show More Summary
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee have made a friendly wager on the playoff series between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants. The National League … Click to Continue »
So Rahm decides to spend it on.....junkies! Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to boost spending to combat opioid and heroin abuse — and license pharmaceutical representatives to prevent the over-prescription of opioids.A $700,000 investment in...Show More Summary
The Chicago City Council voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a new police oversight body as Mayor Rahm Emanuel tries to rebuild trust in a police department hit by numerous high-profile incidents of misconduct. The new Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) will replace the...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to create a new agency to investigate police shootings and misconduct allegations is moving toward approval even as critics say it's not strong enough to … Click to Continue »
Franken-Rahm's monster is about to come to life : The City Council is poised to vote Wednesday on two parts of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s police accountability overhaul, with a promise to add the critical “third leg” — a civilian oversight...Show More Summary
Mayor Emanuel recently revealed his rather “chilling” plan to solve Chicago’s rat crisis: dry ice. The substance, when buried in enclosed places, fills the space with carbon dioxide and suffocates the rats and their little rat families in a diabolical plot worthy of a Batman villain. It’s horrible....
CHICAGO — One of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's former top advisors and the ex-chief data officer for the city of Chicago have launched a VC firm to fund startups that are tackling urban problems. David Spielfogel, who joined Mayor Emanuel's...Show More Summary
In less than 48 hours, over the course of this past weekend, 22 people have been shot, two fatally, in the city of Chicago. This, only days after Mayor Rahm
Not for office.....at least not yet: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is out for a three-mile run this morning with some Chicago police recruits. This comes just after he delivered a major policy speech Thursday evening with his plan to combat Chicago’s growing problem with street violence. Show More Summary
Delivered at Malcolm Ten college to an invite only crowd - how brave: With the city pulled apart by gun violence, public trust in the police at a “breaking point” and a “fractured” criminal justice system, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday...Show More Summary
Doing more with less again: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to a rock-and-roll stage prop in his Sisyphean fight against Chicago rats, kicking off a limited-trial program to see how well dry ice kills the beasts.With the mayor lookingShow More Summary
On Wednesday, the City Council approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's scheme to bail out its largest and worst-off pension fund, the Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit fund, which would otherwise be insolvent within ten years -- and a lot...Show More Summary