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Chicago Scraps Plan to Name Elite High School for Obama

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has canceled plans to name an elite new high school for his former boss, President Barack Obama, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Why mandating higher minimum wage isn't best way to address poverty

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, among other city and state officials across the country, have recently proposed raising the minimum wage well beyond the current state-mandated levels of $9 an hour in California and $8.25 in Illinois. And public opinion polls...

Fioretti law firms' unpaid bills could be fodder in Chicago mayor's race

As Ald. Robert Fioretti embarks on a campaign to convince voters he’d be better at running the city than Mayor Rahm Emanuel, he’s facing questions about why he and his law firms have been sued for not paying bills.

Open Thread: Nice Try, Dude

So, Bill Ayers Prep? RT @chicagotribune: Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama — daveweigel (@daveweigel) September 18, 2014 From the Tribune article: Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed off Thursday...Show More Summary

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the name-dropper

Obama's Name Dropped from Planned CPS High School —headline yesterday in DNAinfo Chicago September 18, 2014: Mayor Emanuel announced today that the city will honor President Barack Obama by not naming a Chicago Public School after him. Show More Summary

'Tonight Show' to return to Chicago

Jimmy Fallon announced Thursday night "The Tonight Show" will return to Chicago for the first time in more than a decade. Fallon agreed to a wager with Mayor Rahm Emanuel in June, hinging on children in the city reading at least 2.4Show More Summary

Chicago not naming high school after Barack Obama after all

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced recently that the city's newest selective enrollment high school would be named in honor of President Obama. Now, however, amid controversy, Emanuel said in a statement that his administration "will...Show More Summary

Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project.

Most Dangerous

Once again: It boasts President Obama as its son, features a swaggering mayor in former Obama aide Rahm Emanuel and cheers for the 2013 Stanley Cup winners, the Blackhawks.But America views Chicago as something different — America’sShow More Summary

'Awful' sign, new restrictions

To prevent another big sign like the one Donald Trump attached to his riverfront skyscraper, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is introducing an ordinance allowing new signs along the waterway but substantially reducing their size. In June, through...Show More Summary

After 'awful' Trump Tower sign, mayor proposes restrictions along Chicago River

To prevent another big sign like the one Donald Trump attached to his riverfront skyscraper, Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce legislation allowing new signs along the waterway but substantially reducing their size, according to a copy of the proposed ordinance made available to the Tribune.

September 23rd declared David Bowie Day in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes proclamation to coincide with the opening of David Bowie Is...

Emanuel sidesteps his campaign's criticism of Fioretti

Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined Tuesday to back up his campaign’s accusation that Ald. Robert Fioretti has no political backbone, choosing instead to outline his own record for tough decisions without ever mentioning the name of his latest rival for the 2015 mayoral election.

Emanuel calls on Chicagoans to push Fallon on 'Tonight Show' visit

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today called on Chicagoans to push Jimmy Fallon to bring "The Tonight Show" to Chicago following an on-air pledge the TV funnyman made to the mayor to do so if the city's kids read more than 2.4 million books this summer.

City unveiling program aimed at helping veterans with housing

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will be out today to unveil a program designed to prevent homelessness among veterans by providing support services and subsidized housing. Most of the $5 million to fund the program will come from a federal grant...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a no-show at the ASNE-APME conference in Chicago

From today: Tribune columnist John Kass tells #asneapme convention Mayor Emanuel skipped out on welcome because the paper is endlessly tough on him. — Anders Gyllenhaal (@AGyllenhaal) September 15, 2014 July 15: Rahm Emanuel is expected to welcome ASNE-APME attendees (

Emanuel praises new firefighters, touts his record at graduation event

The Chicago Fire Department welcomed a class of new firefighters and paramedics today, with Mayor Rahm Emanuel thanking the recruits ahead of time for "the moment you step forward individually, as a team, as a family where there is chaos and confusion."

Rahm's Readers exceed goal: 2.7 million books read

Mayor Emanuel is a gambling man. This time, it paid off... again. More than 83,000 children in Chicago read a collective total of 2.7 million books this summer as part of the free Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, Mayor Emanuel's...Show More Summary

Thanks for Your Service!

Now bend over while I "balance" the budget: Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a...Show More Summary

Bob Runs

The first challenger - or the second? More to come? Alderman Bob Fioretti jumped into the race for mayor of Chicago Saturday with an attack against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the mayor's campaign fired back.Fioretti launched his campaign...Show More Summary

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