Karen Freeman-Wilson

Freeman-Wilson Discusses Vision For Future Of Gary, Ind.

She’s got a Harvard law degree and served as Indiana’s attorney general, but Karen Freeman-Wilson is about take on her toughest challenge yet as the newly-elected mayor of Gary, Ind.

CBS 2–11/16/2011

Andy Shaw

Shaw: Transition Plan Will Keep Emanuel Accountable

The transition plan that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel unveiled this week is a blueprint for how he intends to change things at City Hall. Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association weighs in.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Orders Departments To Cut Payroll By 10 Percent

Mayor-elect Emanuel Rahm Emanuel has ordered all department heads to cut management costs by 10 percent, which would necessitate cuts of about 1,300 jobs.

CBS Chicago–05/10/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel: ‘The Whole City Is Excited To Start Something New’

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will take office in just one week, and he says “The whole city is excited to start something new.”

WBBM Newsradio–05/09/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel (left); Ald. Ed Burke (CBS)

Emanuel, Burke Bury Hatchet Amid City Budget Deficit

Call off the Clash of the Titans. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and a potential enemy, powerful Ald. Ed Burke, had a private meeting and called a truce as the city budget continues to gush red ink.


Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel, Preckwinkle Seek Summer Opportunities For Youth

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle are teaming up to make more jobs and summer programs available for young people in the City of Chicago.


Chicago Police Department logo

Police Board Picks 3 Finalists For Superintendent

The Chicago Police Board has picked three finalists for a new superintendent, which would be narrowed down to two finalists when crossed with the four candidates picked by Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2011

Rahm Emanuel (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Emanuel: Property Tax Exemptions For Non-Profits Won’t End

The day after he suggested he was looking at the matter, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is reassuring non-for-profit groups that he does not intend to end their property tax exemptions.

WBBM Newsradio–04/28/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

2 Outsiders, Insider In Contention For Police Superintendent

Two outsiders and a Chicago Police insider reportedly have the inside-track to become the next police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

College Students (Credit: CBS 2)

Emanuel To Keep Current City College Administration

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he’s keeping the team that Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed to run the City Colleges of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Wants To Cut City License Waiting Times

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he wants to look at some of Chicago’s budget problems from a different perspective.

WBBM Newsradio–04/21/2011

Forrest Claypool

Emanuel Taps Claypool To Run CTA

A day after naming a new team to run the city’s public schools, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday that he’s tapping former Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool to run the CTA.

CBS Chicago–04/19/2011

Chicago Public Schools

Parents Hope New CPS Boss Brings Reform

Parents of Chicago Public School students saw Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s choice of a new CPS chief as an opportunity for change in the school system.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

Jean-Claude Brizard

Rochester, N.Y., Schools Supt. Named Chicago Schools Chief

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has named Rochester, N.Y., schools superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard as his choice for the next Chicago Public Schools chief executive.

CBS Chicago–04/18/2011

Rahm Emanuel

UPDATED: Emanuel’s Inauguration Festivities Revealed

Plans are coming together for the inauguration of Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, including a free public concert by the band Chicago.

CBS Chicago–04/15/2011

File Photo (Ian Waldie/ Getty Images)

UPDATED: Education Reform Proposal Moving Forward

A major school reform package advanced in an Illinois Senate committee in Springfield on Thursday, with an unusual coalition of lawmakers, school districts and teachers unions supporting the measure.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2011

Mayor Richard Daley on his farewell tour Friday; right, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel, Daley Regularly Discussing Transition

Mayor Richard M. Daley revealed on Wednesday that he and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel have had a lot more contact recently that many of us have been led to believe. The two, he said, have been meeting regularly to talk about transition.


Chicago Police Department logo

More Than 40 Candidates Apply For Police Superintendent

More than 40 candidates have applied to become Chicago’s next police superintendent, officials said Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2011

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Deadline Arrives For Police Supt. Applications

Today is the deadline for applications for the job of Chicago Police superintendent.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2011

Mayor Richard Daley on his farewell tour Friday; right, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Changing Of The Guard Moves Forward

Mayor Daley continued feeling the love of Chicagoans on his newly launched farewell tour. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was busy mending fences.