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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.

05/06/2011

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.

05/04/2011

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.

04/13/2011

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.

04/08/2011

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