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Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Scott Olson/ Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Limits Unused Vacation For City Workers

Mayor Emanuel is changing the city’s leave policies.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses questions from the public during a town hall meeting on the city budget on Aug. 31, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Hosts Second Town Hall Meeting On Budget

Mayor Rahm Emanuel got another earful from concerned Chicagoans at the second town hall meeting this week to discuss the city budget.

CBS Chicago–08/31/2011

Jorge Ramirez

City Labor Unions Offer Cost-Saving Ideas To Avoid Layoffs

Answering Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call to come up with $10 million in cost savings to avoid 625 layoffs, union leaders on Tuesday offered their own ideas to save $250 million a year.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

CBS 2 viewer John Kapusciarz took this photo of a crew of three city workers that was sent out to change a light bulb in an alley behind his business. One worker took out a chair and sat down the whole time. (Photo courtesy John Kapusciarz)

Mayor Dodges Question About City Work Rules For Changing Light Bulbs

A recent CBS 2 investigation found it was taking three city workers to change a light bulb – with one of those workers sitting down in a chair the whole time. So, 2 Investigator Pam Zekman asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel how many city workers does he think it should take to change a light bulb?

CBS 2–07/13/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Wants Maternity Leave For City Workers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel acknowledges his administration is looking at offering paid maternity leave for city workers, for the first time in Chicago history.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2011

CBS 2 viewer John Kapusciarz took this photo of a crew of three city workers that was sent out to change a light bulb in an alley behind his business. One worker took out a chair and sat down the whole time. (Photo courtesy John Kapusciarz)

How Many City Workers Does It Take To Change A Light Bulb?

How many city workers does it take to change a light bulb? Sounds like a joke right? But it’s not funny when it’s our tax dollars being wasted.

CBS 2–07/12/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Presents Proposed Work Rule Changes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning up the heat on organized labor by disclosing some of the work-rule changes he is asking union leaders to accept in order to save the jobs of 625 city employees.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Holds Facebook Town Hall, Talks Burke Bodyguards, Recycling

At Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first Facebook town hall meeting on Thursday, everything from his ultimatum to organized labor to Ald. Ed Burke’s bodyguards came up in questions from the social-network-public.

CBS Chicago–06/30/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Doing Away With Furlough Days For City Workers

One of the first major challenges facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a Thursday night deadline, when furloughs negotiated between former Mayor Richard M. Daley and labor leaders expire.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Likely To Keep Worker Residency Rule

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is now all but ruling out relaxing Chicago’s residency requirements for police officer, firefighters and other city employees.

CBS Chicago–03/15/2011

Carol Moseley Braun (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Braun Wants Investigation Of Emanuel’s Mailings

Carol Moseley Braun says she has asked the U.S. Attorney’s to investigate what she calls “allegations of campaign intimidation.”

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2011

Rahm Emanuel

City Workers Wonder How Emanuel Got Addresses

Some city workers are wondering whether someone inside City Hall is slipping private information about them to the Rahm Emanuel mayoral campaign.

WBBM Newsradio–02/17/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Defends City Worker Residency Rule

Without a residency requirement for city employees, Chicago would kiss its middle-class goodbye, Mayor Richard M. Daley warned Monday, arguing that other major cities lived to regret it.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2011

Gery Chico

Rivals Criticize Chico Over City Worker Residency

Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico is being criticized by his rivals for suggesting the city could do without residency requirements for municipal employees.

WBBM Newsradio–01/26/2011