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.
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.
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.
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.
Republican Bruce Rauner became the 42nd governor of Illinois and only minutes after being sworn, he enacted a statewide spending freeze.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson was at a downtown bank on Monday, donating $1 million of his own money to his campaign fund.
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.
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.
Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.
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.
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.