Craig Dellimore

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Lays Out Economic Plan, Achievements

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in a major campaign speech, talked about what he’s already done and what he plans to do if re-elected.

01/14/2015

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Rivals Question Emanuel’s Economic Policies

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to outline his economic development agenda for a possible second term in office, his challengers were lining up to criticize his record during his first term.

01/14/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a partnership between Von Steuben High School, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Exelon, in order to help high school students earn college credit in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel: Success For Today’s Students Depends On Technology Training

Rahm Emanuel has been able to build a career as an investment banker, congressman, top White House aide, and mayor of Chicago after majoring in dance in college, and getting a master’s degree in speech and theater; but he said such a success story would not be possible today without some education in technology.

01/14/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces a partnership between Von Steuben High School, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and Exelon, in order to help high school students earn college credit in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel To Rauner: Keep Your School Funding Promise

Mayor Rahm Emanuel pledged to hold Gov. Bruce Rauner to his promise to increase education funding, now that the Republican venture capitalist has been sworn in as governor.

01/13/2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Bruce Rauner Sworn In As Governor

Republican Bruce Rauner became the 42nd governor of Illinois and only minutes after being sworn, he enacted a statewide spending freeze.

01/12/2015

Chicago Teachers Union staff coordinator Jackson Potter (at podium), members of the Bright Futures Coalition, and parents accuse Mayor Rahm Emanuel of lying about his education record. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Critics Slam Emanuel For School Closings, Campaign Ads On Education

The Chicago Teachers Union, parents, and other critics on Thursday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of misleading the public when he trumpets his achievements in early childhood education.

01/08/2015

A lit furnace. (CBS)

City Fielding 30 Complaints A Day About Insufficient Heat

A top city official said inspectors have been forced to take emergency action to help some tenants get adequate heat in their buildings during this week’s cold snap.

01/08/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Fioretti: No Public Land For Obama Presidential Library

Two of Mayor Emanuel’s political challengers are questioning his support of the plan that offers Park District property as the home of the planned Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/07/2015

Commuters make their way to work as temperatures hovered around zero degrees Fahrenheit during the morning rush on January 5, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Dangerously Cold Weather Grips Chicago Area

A frigid blast of Arctic air has plunged wind chills so low, it has made it dangerous to go outside for an extended period of time.

01/07/2015

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn Plans On Remaining Active

Outgoing Governor Pat Quinn still has plans for a special legislative session this week, but he gave something of a farewell speech here in Chicago this afternoon, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/06/2015

Metra trains sit in a rail yard in Chicago on Jan. 6, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

CEO Confident Metra Will Avoid Last Winter’s Weather Delays

After a solid performance in its first major winter weather test on Tuesday, Metra’s top official said the commuter rail agency has been spending what it takes to keep the system running as smoothly as possible during the bitter cold.

01/06/2015

President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

Emanuel Taking “Very Active Role” In Bid To Bring Obama Library To Chicago

The Barack Obama Foundation voiced concerns about the University of Chicago’s bid for the presidential library and museum, because its proposals would rely on using property owned by the Chicago Park District, not the university.

01/06/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Reveals New Details On Son’s Mugging

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in his first public comments since his son was mugged outside their Northwest Side home, reveals there may have been a witness to the crime, someone who heard, rather than saw, the 17 year-old being attacked.

01/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Fioretti Vows To Hire New Cops If He Defeats Emanuel

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd), who is challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next month’s election, said Chicago residents are fed up with crime in all parts of the city, and he held Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy responsible.

01/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Wilson Gives $1M To Own Campaign To Buy Ads

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson was at a downtown bank on Monday, donating $1 million of his own money to his campaign fund.

01/05/2015

This 23-acre site in North Lawndale has been proposed as a possible home for the Obama Presidential Library, as part of a bid by the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Bids For Obama Presidential Library Could Be In Trouble

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s team is working to keep Chicago in play as the future home of the Obama Presidential Library, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/30/2014

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (far left) opens a campaign office at 63rd and Woodlawn, and announces the endorsement of several African-American community leaders and former elected officials. (Credit: CBS)

Garcia Opens South Side Campaign Office, Touts African-American Support

There were cheers for mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and jeers for incumbent Rahm Emanuel as Garcia stood with some 100 supporters in the African-American community on Tuesday.

12/30/2014

Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans (left) will swear in Jerry Stermer (right) as Illinois State Comptroller, succeeding the late Judy Baar Topinka. Stermer has been serving as Gov. Pat Quinn's chief of staff. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Appoints Top Aide Jerry Stermer As Topinka Successor

Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.

12/19/2014

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

Wilson To Rahm: “Every Citizen Should Be Able To Run”

Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson is criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to challenge the nominating petitions he filed to get on the ballot for mayor in the 2015 election.

12/18/2014

A budtender handles marijuana at Perennial Holistic Wellness Center, a not-for-profit medical marijuana dispensary in operation since 2006, on September 7, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Chicago Firm Competing For Medical Marijuana Licenses

An African-American owned company in Chicago has applied to become one of the first firms to obtain a license to grow and sell medical marijuana.

12/18/2014

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