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Is This a Surprise?

Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? The man who robbed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's son is now charged with drug possession in another incident.Chicago police arrested Phillip Payne, 18, after officials said they found 15 grams of crack cocaine on him on April 5 in the Uptown neighborhood. Show More Summary

Chicago Credit Risk Soars On Rahm Emanuel's Re-Election

It appears the re-election of Rahm Emanuel as Chicago Mayor has done nothing to assuage concerns about the city's insolvency. As Emanuel's victory became more assured, credit risk (measured by the spread between Chicago Muni yields and Treasury yields) has soared from 180bps to over 240bps. Show More Summary

'Chiraq,' Proposed Spike Lee Film, Draws Backlash From Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The title of Spike Lee's upcoming film, 'Chiraq', has drawn a hailstorm of criticism in Chicago. The proposed project, which is reportedly set to highlight black-on-black gun violence in the city's Englewood neighborhood, has caught the attention of the city’s alderman William Burns and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Show More Summary

Report: Chicago schools chief takes leave as feds probe no-bid contract

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s schools chief has taken leave from her job amid a federal investigation into a “matter” concerning the public schools, according to a statement released Thursday afternoon by the city’s board of education. Read full article >>

Obama Wants Americans To Pay Slavery Reparations, Says Fox Host

The city of Chicago is proposing a $5.5 million reparations package for those who suffered under the ruthless rule of police commander Jon Burge from 1972 to 1991. Backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the plan would supply victims with free...Show More Summary

Chicago's Mayor Wants Spike Lee to Change Chiraq Movie Title 

Chicago's Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn't too pleased with the title of Spike Lee’s upcoming Amazon movie Chiraq. During a meeting on Wednesday, Emanuel said he spoke with Lee about the movie, and Lee told him it was about the violence in Chicago’s Englewood section.

Emanuel Spent Nearly $23 Million on Re-Election Bid

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel “and a supportive political action committee spent more than $22.8 million in the preliminary and runoff elections en route to the mayor winning a second term,” the Chicago Tribune reports. “By contrast, challenger Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia [...]

Emanuel, allies spent at least $22.8 million to win

Rahm Emanuel and a supportive political action committee spent more than $22.8 million in the preliminary and runoff elections en route to the mayor winning a second term, new campaign finance reports show.

"Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he had an 'honest, frank conversation' with Spike Lee to let the movie director know..."

"... that he doesn’t like, 'Chiraq,' the working title of Lee's coming movie on black-on-black violence based in Chicago’s crime-ridden Englewood community."Emanuel didn’t say whether he asked Lee to change the name.... But the mayor...Show More Summary

Chicago: Economic Death Spiral After 84 Years of Democratic Control

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, after winning reelection, pronounced Chicago “the greatest city in America.” Run by Democrats for more than eight decades, Chicago should serve as a showplace that reflects

Over 40 Former UNITE HERE Staff, Volunteers Rebuke Union for Endorsing Rahm Emanuel

A group of former UNITE HERE staffers and volunteers from around the country released an open letter to the union today, rebuking Chicago’s UNITE HERE Local 1 for its endorsement of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and questioning the union’s commitment to progressive unionism. “Local 1’s endorsement of Rahm Emanuel for Mayor of Chicago … is a betrayal of the […]

Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion CPS declare bankruptcy

Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw cold water Wednesday on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to argument that the state should provide relief for the cash-strapped district.

What's wrong with the title 'Chiraq'

It's no surprise that Rahm Emanuel doesn't want director Spike Lee to use the title "Chiraq" for the film he's planning about violence in the poor, black Englewood neighborhood. Mayors don't like anything that puts them or their cities in a bad light, and likening the South Side to Fallujah does...

Rahm Emanuel Has a Problem with Spike Lee’s Movie Titled Chiraq

5 days agoNews : Mediaite

Recently re-elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with director Spike Lee this morning to argue over his latest movie titled Chiraq, which Emanuel wasn't a fan of, for obvious reasons.

Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's 'not happy' about 'Chiraq' movie title

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he met with Spike Lee on Wednesday and expressed his displeasure with the film director’s decision to call a movie he's planning to film "Chiraq," which Emanuel said Lee told him would be about black-on-black violence in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.

Chicago Progressives Emboldened After Rahm Emanuel's Super PAC Fails To Beat Them

5 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Chicago voters re-elected Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a runoff race on April 7, the culmination of an expensive election campaign. But although Emanuel emerged from the runoff with a twelve-point victory over CookShow More Summary


This is some shit : Chicago schoolchildren would be taught about the notorious Jon Burge torture scandal in eighth- and 10th-grade history classes, under a sweeping reparations package presented by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago aldermen. Show More Summary

Victory for Movement: Chicago Agrees to Reparations for Police Torture Survivors

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his administration and lawyers and police torture survivors announced at a city council finance committee hearing that they had agreed upon a package for reparations. The package includes $5.5 million for survivors, public acknowledgment of torture and other non-financial benefits that will help families of survivors heal. From 1972 to 1991, [...]

City Of Chicago Moves Forward With $5.5 Million Reparations Package For Jon Burge Torture Victims

Victims of police torture by Jon Burge are one step closer to reparations today, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel agreed to a package deal for survivors which includes a $5.5 million dollar fund. [ more › ]

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