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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

City Hall: OCCUPIED

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

Ambulance

Des Plaines City Hall Evacuated For Freon Leak

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

09/29/2011

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

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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

Clark And Washington

Smoking Electrical Vault Shuts Down Washington Street In Loop

A commotion erupted in the Loop this morning, when a ComEd vault began spewing smoke and caused power outages.

CBS Chicago–08/23/2011

City Clerk Susana Mendoza (CBS)

Clerk Mendoza: Get My Staff Out Of Roach-Infested Office

Chicago City Clerk Susanna Mendoza wants her staff removed from the basement of City Hall, due to a persistent problem with cockroaches.

08/08/2011

A Chicago traffic management aide. (CBS)

80 City Traffic Aides Laid Off

City Hall has laid off 80 full time traffic aides, as part of the budget cutbacks that Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced back in May.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

City Hall

Unions: City Hall Top-Heavy With Managers

Labor unions representing city workers on Tuesday will announce cost-cutting suggestings that take aim at managers. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has an early look.

07/25/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on June 29, 2011, that Walgreens would bring 600 new jobs to Chicago over the next two years, but at the same time he was threatening 625 city layoffs if labor unions didn't agree to cost saving measures. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Seeks To ‘Rein In The Influence’ Of Lobbyists

Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised sweeping ethics reforms during his campaign, and now he has rolled out a new round.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2011

Janusz Kopycinski, 30, is charged with felony aggravated battery to a police officer. He allegedly shouted a profanity at Mayor Richard M. Daley as Daley was leaving City Hall the last time on May 13, 2011, then fled and as officers were chasing him, a cop was "grazed" by a CTA bus. (Credit: Chicago Police Department)

Northwest Side Man Faces More Serious Charges After City Hall Incident

More serious charges have been lodged against a man who allegedly yelled a profanity targeting Mayor Richard M. Daley as he was leaving City Hall for the last time Friday, May 13, police said.

06/12/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ald. Ed Burke embrace at city council. (CBS)

Emanuel, Burke Bury Hatchet With A Gift, Embrace

It was a day of firsts at City Hall, including the first face-to-face meeting between the new mayor and his arch aldermanic rival on the floor of the city council chambers.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

The line to meet new Mayor Rahm Emanuel snaked out to the sidewalk outside City Hall on Monday. (CBS)

Chicagoans Line Up To Meet The New Mayor

Newly sworn Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel opens his office for a meet-and-greet with city residents. CBS 2’s Jim Williams talked with some who attended the open house.

05/16/2011

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cop Hit By Bus While Chasing Suspect At City Hall

A Chicago Police officer was “grazed’’ by a CTA bus while chasing a man who allegedly yelled a profanity targeting Mayor Richard M. Daley as he was leaving City Hall office for the last time Friday afternoon in the Loop.

05/14/2011

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley leaves City Hall for the final time Friday. (CBS)

Mayor Daley Bids Farewell To City Hall

Chicago’s longest-serving mayor left City Hall with great fanfare Friday and gave his city the thumbs-up sign as he was driven away.

05/13/2011

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