City Hall

School Petition

Ministers, Community Leaders Petition For School Turnaround Plan

Another side is weighing in on the Chicago school system’s plan to fix some failing schools.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Members of the Coalition Against G8 protest proposed rules for demontrators at the upcoming G8 summit in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Scales Back Planned Fines For NATO/G8 Protesters

For the second time since moving to increase fines and restrictions on protests for the upcoming G8 and NATO Summits, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

At Chicago City Hall Outside The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Parents, Activists Protest Planned School Closings At City Hall

Parents on Wednesday took their concerns over the Chicago Public Schools turnaround right to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s welcome mat.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

City Hall Crash

4 Injured When Van Hits Taxi, Which Rolls Over Near City Hall

A van slammed into a taxi downtown early Friday and caused the cab to roll over on the sidewalk next to City Hall, in an accident that sent four people to area hospitals.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Fisk Power Plant

Protesters Want Mayor, City Council To Pass ‘Clean Power Ordinance’

Demonstrators sang outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall on Tuesday to make their case for passage of an ordinance that could force the closure of coal power plants in Chicago.


Parking Meter Pay Box

Parking Meter Firm Bills City $2.1M For Lost Revenue From Street Closures

Another week, another embarrassing detail concerning the city’s parking meter monopoly; Chicago Parking Meters LLC has sent City Hall another bill for lost revenue from the city’s parking meters.

CBS 2–12/19/2011

Parents of Chicago Public Schools students protest outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office on Dec. 19, 2011, demanding a halt to plans to close several schools next year. (Credit: CBS)

Parents Want Mayor To Halt School Closures, Meet With Them First

Parents of Chicago Public Schools students gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office Monday to demand he hold off on plans to close or overhaul several public schools and meet with them.

WBBM Newsradio–12/19/2011

City Hall

Task Force To Revamp Ethics Ordinance At City Hall

Several prominent reformers will spend the next four months figuring out ways to end corruption at City Hall.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2011

File Photo Of Maggie Daley (Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Mourners Still Visiting City Hall To Sign Maggie Daley’s Condolence Books

Two full days after Maggie Daley’s funeral, mourners continued to visit condolence books set up in the center of Chicago City Hall, to write words of remembrance and celebration for the Daley Family.

CBS Chicago–11/30/2011

A sign carried by protesters planning demonstrations at the G8 and NATO summits in Chicago in 2012. The protesters went to City Hall on Nov. 16, 2011, to discuss permits for their planned demonstrations. (Credit: CBS)

Police, Protesters Already Planning For G8/NATO Summits In May

It could be one of those “be careful what you wish for” stories. Bringing the G8 and NATO summits to Chicago next spring was one of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first major coups when he took office, or so he thought.

CBS 2–11/16/2011

Protesters, including members of "Occupy Chicago" staged a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall on Nov. 15, 2011, to protest budget cuts to mental health clinics. Several protesters planned to stay overnight. (Credit: CBS)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Ends 10-Hour Sit-In At City Hall

Members of Occupy Chicago were staging a sit-in outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall, in protest of planned budget cuts to mental health clinics.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2011

"Occupy Chicago" protesters march outside the Thompson Center on Nov. 2, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

‘Occupy Chicago’ Protesters March Through Loop Again

Between 300 and 500 Occupy Chicago demonstrators walked out of area colleges Wednesday and marched on Chicago City Hall and the James R. Thompson Center.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2011

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Librarians Protest Against Budget Cuts At City Hall

It was reading time and protest time for more than 100 city librarians and supporters Monday morning at a rally outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office at City Hall.

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011


Occupy Chicago Demonstrators Seek Meeting About G8/NATO Summits

Demonstrators had a two-pronged agenda when they took their protests to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s doorstep Wednesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–10/27/2011

City Hall

Aldermen Express Concern About Higher Fees In Budget Plan

City budget hearings got underway Wednesday morning at City Hall, as aldermen questioned Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget team about the spending plan for 2012.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2011

Take Back Chicago Protest

Protesters Slam Tax Increment Financing Program

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveils his first budget, corporate protesters are taking their message to City Hall.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2011


Des Plaines City Hall Evacuated For Freon Leak

The Des Plaines municipal building had to be evacuated late Thursday morning for a freon leak.


CTU President Karen Lewis; Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

City Hall, Teachers Continue Trading Barbs Over Longer School Day

Bad blood between City Hall and the Chicago Teachers Union showed no sign of getting any better on Wednesday as the mayor and the union traded shots again over the push to get teachers to voluntarily accept a longer school day.

CBS 2–09/28/2011

City Hall

Emanuel Might Eliminate Department Of Environment

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to eliminate the city’s Department of Environment as he continues to prepare his plan to close a projected $637 million budget shortfall.

CBS Chicago–09/19/2011

Burglary Generic

Windows Smashed At Multiple Downtown Aurora Buildings

Police in Aurora are investigating a string of vandalism incidents involving smashed windows.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011