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Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses his first year in office and the upcoming NATO summit in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Says Spirit Of People In Trouble Neighborhoods Has Moved Him Most

On the one year anniversary of becoming Chicago’s mayor, Rahm Emanuel was talking Wednesday about what has surprised him about the job over the past 12 months.

CBS Chicago–05/17/2012

Raja Krishnamoorthi, Tammy Duckworth

Duckworth, Krishnamoorthi Spar Over Plans

The Democrats vying to face off against U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) are airing their differences ahead of Tuesday’s Primary, even as they agree on many issues.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

McCarthy: Police Don’t Want To Block Wireless Signals During Summits

Supt. Garry McCarthy says there is no need to worry about police trying to block social media used by demonstrators expected during the upcoming NATO/G8 summits in May.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

The Aqua hotel and condo tower was designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang. (Credit: Aqua Condo Chicago)

Aqua Architect Jeanne Gang Sets Sights On Suburbs

Just as Jeanne Gang changed high-rise facades with the wavy blue Aqua tower balconies downtown, she’d also like to change the face of suburbs – and decided to start with Cicero.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2012

Inmates Clean Animal Shelter

Animal Control Director: Facility Has Improved Dramatically

The city’s Director of Animal Care and Control says onetime problems at the sprawling facility at 27th Street and Western Avenue are well under control these days.

WBBM Newsradio–12/30/2011

Jean Claude Brizard (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Brizard: ‘Lousy’ Principals Must Be Replaced

The head of the Chicago Public Schools says officials will replace a substantial number of principals, in an effort to help address the problem of poor performance in the most impoverished areas of the city.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2011

Chicago Public Schools

CPS To Phase In P.E. At High Schools Again; Recess To Return For Grade Schools

As part of its plans for a longer school day at the Chicago Public Schools, physical education classes will be phased back in for all high school juniors and seniors.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Preckwinkle: Only Half Of County Employees Took Furlough Days

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says only about half of the county’s workers took unpaid furlough days agreed to by their unions this year.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Quinn Not Worried About Low Approval Rating

Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday that he is not dismayed about a new poll that shows most Illinois residents don’t approve of the job he’s doing.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2011

Joe Ferguson

Inspector General Expects Some Budget Proposals To Pass

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson says he expects some of the dozens of budget options he outlined in a new report will indeed be embraced by the mayor and City Council this fall.

CBS Chicago–09/30/2011

Graduation Cap And Gown

City Colleges Chancellor: Graduation Rate Is Creeping Up

The head of the City Colleges of Chicago says she is seeing small signs of progress, as she and the system’s leadership try to reverse some disturbing trends at the community colleges.

WBBM Newsradio–09/16/2011

U.S. Rep Luis Gutierrez (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Gutierrez: Obama Won Respect With Change In Deportation Policy

U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) says President Barack Obama bolstered his bid for re-election, by his latest moves on Immigration reform.

CBS Chicago–09/02/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: City of Chicago)

Emanuel Wants To Fast-Track Construction Projects

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city is teaming up with the University of Chicago to spur development in Hyde Park and other parts of the South Side.

08/26/2011

Hospital Bed Generic

Medical Society: Plan Now For Possible Medical Crisis

The Illinois State Medical Society is urging healthy people—and others—to start planning now for what happens if you get seriously ill, or die.

WBBM Newsradio–08/19/2011

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Police Ready To Enforce New Curfew Law

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is more than ready to enforce the city’s expanded curfew law, despite a manpower shortage.

WBBM Newsradio–07/29/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard ‘Applauds’ Emanuel School Decision For Kids

The new head of the Chicago Public School system is commenting today on Mayor Emanuel’s decision to send his children to a private school instead of the public school system for which Emanuel is responsible.

CBS Chicago–07/21/2011

Cars are buried in snow on Lake Shore Drive after the Blizzard of 2011. (Credit: "Rock"/User Photo)

City Will Pull Buses From Lakefront During Blizzard

The CTA and the city of Chicago are taking steps to make sure that if another blizzard socks the city, buses won’t be stranded on Lake Shore Drive.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2011

Photo Of The U.S. Flag. (John Cody/WBBM Photo)

Professor Not Surprised Americans Don’t Know Much History

Recent studies have shown that many Americans don’t know very much about American History. One DePaul University professor says she’s not surprised.

WBBM Newsradio–07/01/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard Says He Won’t Accept Bonus For Improved Test Scores

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says that if he is offered a salary bonus for raising students’ test scores, he won’t accept it.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011

Mayor Daley shows a scrapbook from his recent trip to China. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Daley Pleased As Education Reform Bill Goes To Gov’s Desk

Mayor Richard M. Daley says he is pleased with passage of sweeping education legislation sent to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk for signature.

CBS Chicago–05/13/2011

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