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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

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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

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