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Film director George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Mayor Names Task Force To Find Location For Lucas Museum

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed a task force of a dozen civic leaders to find a potential location in Chicago where “Star Wars” creator George Lucas could build a new interactive art and filmmaking museum.

04/17/2014

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Unions Helping Chicago Land New Trade Shows, Conventions

Mayor Emanuel says Chicago is getting more convention and trade show business largely because of unprecedented cooperation with the local labor unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/02/2013

The main stage in the Time Warner Cable Arena September 3, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina as preparations for the 2012 Democratic National Convention continue. (Photo credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/GettyImages)

Illinois Delegates Upbeat About Democratic Convention

On this Labor Day, delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte are preparing for their sessions, which begin tomorrow.

CBS Chicago–09/03/2012

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (left) is up against Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett (right) in his bid to avoid being recalled from office, in the wake of his successful push to essentially eliminate union bargaining rights for government workers in Wisconsin. (Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images and Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty)

Illinois Democrats, Republicans Look To Impact Walker Recall Election In Wisconsin

A local political expert says the fight in Wisconsin over whether to recall Gov. Scott Walker is an unfortunate event for both sides in the political battle.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

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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

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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