Mayor Emanuel

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Mayor Emanuel Emerges To Take Reporters’ Questions

Rahm Emanuel, facing multiple opponents in the next mayoral election, hasn’t had an “availability” with the media for several days, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12/18/2014

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Study: Jobs Prevent Violence In Chicago’s Most Impoverished Neighborhoods

With positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it’s time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago’s youth programs with some more cash.

12/11/2014

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2014 On Track To See Fewer Homicides, With Some Chicago Neighborhoods Still Being Left Behind

As of November 30th, Chicago’s homicides are down when compared to last year. Though it looks likely 2014 will see fewer homicides than 2013, there are many factors, including a substantial rise in homicides in November, that could stop that from happening.

12/04/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a public appearance Nov. 24 as challengers filed to replace him. (CBS)

Nine Candidates File To Challenge Mayor Emanuel

Seven more challengers got in before Monday’s 5 p.m. filing deadline. They joined two others who filed when Emanuel did last week, when the period opened.

11/24/2014

Chicago's new archbishop, Blase Cupich, left, attends a breakfast hosted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Emanuel Officially Welcomes New Archbishop

The hottest ticket in town Thursday was an invitation to Mayor Emanuel’s reception for Chicago’s new archbishop. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/20/2014

Stealing bikes is so easy to get away with in Chicago, I decided to try my hand at it. (Photo Credit: Christine Newsom)

The Number Of Bikes Stolen In Chicago, The Neighborhoods They’re Stolen From And The Number That Are Recovered

Looking for a low-risk, lucrative career? Based on these statistics, bike thievery might be for you… (If you can get over the fact that stealing is wrong, that is…)

10/09/2014

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City Of Chicago, Police Reach Tentative Contract

The new contract, which requires ratification by officers, reportedly includes an 11 percent pay raise over five years.

09/04/2014

City Hall

Protest Group: Give All Chicago Workers Paid Sick Days

The group supports an ordinance that was introduced to the Chicago City Council this spring that calls for employers to give all workers — both full and part-time — at least five sick days a year.

07/31/2014

Ouch... (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Most Bike Theft Victims Find The Chicago Police Department Unhelpful

What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?

07/31/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about teacher contract negotiations in a one-on-one interview with CBS 2's Dana Kozlov at his 5th floor office at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Paving Project — Real News, Or ‘Photo Op’ For Mayor Emanuel?

The mayor showed up Thursday to shake the hands of construction crews, accompanied by photographers his people notified in advance.

07/10/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student who had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama's inauguration. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Yes, I Can Be Difficult

Mayor Emanuel admits he alienates people as he pushes hard to accomplish his goals, but he’s not that contrite about it.

05/16/2014

City Hall

Motion: End Federal Oversight Of Chicago Hiring

An attorney who has fought patronage hiring for decades says the city of Chicago is largely in compliance with bans on the practice.

05/15/2014

Chicago police on the scene of a fatal shooting Friday in the 6600 block of South Honore. (CBS)

Anti-Violence Agency Director Slow To Pass Out Grants, Critics Say

Toni Irving is a PhD in English and literature who oversaw the now-dissolved Illinois Violence Prevention Authority and then got a raise from $119,000 to $250,000 a year. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

05/08/2014

Rev. Michael Pfleger

Pfleger: We Can Stop The Violence From Escalating This Summer

“It’s up to us what happens tonight, tomorrow and up to next weekend,” the St. Sabina priest told a crowd Monday.

04/21/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

House Bill Offers $100M To Lure Obama Presidential Library To Illinois

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has co-sponsored the measure. He said it’s a good idea, even if the state continues to face financial challenges.

04/17/2014

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Youth Poetry Team Obliterates Mayor ‘Wreck-It Rahm’ In Viral YouTube Video

Mayor Emanuel’s loudest opponent isn’t a local politician or the Chicago Teacher Union’s Karen Lewis. That honor goes to the teens in the slam poetry group TEAM Englewood, whose latest poem verbally eviscerates the Mayor.

03/14/2014

Rats

Alderman Proposes New Approach To Rat Control

Ald. Bob Fioretti predicts an explosion in Chicago’s rat population this spring. He’s pushing a new a new strategy. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.

03/13/2014

City of Chicago pothole "strike teams" like this will focus on patching the city's main streets on Mondays and Fridays, following an especially brutal winter that has left many city streets a crater-filled mess. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya)

City Pothole Crews To Focus On Main Streets On Mondays, Fridays

Mayor Emanuel says city pothole-patching crews are going to be deployed in a new way to get more potholes filled and faster.

03/10/2014

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, from left; David Axelrod; New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel; and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, pose for a Twitter picture Thursday night at the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics. (Steve Edwards/Twitter)

Emanuel, Mayoral Colleagues: Washington Ignores Big Cities

Bill de Blasio of New York, Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles, Rahm Emanuel of Chicago and Kasim Reed of Atlanta spoke Thursday at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics.

03/06/2014

This slush-filled canyon on North Menard stranded motorists Friday. (CBS)

City Hall Following Trail Of Potholes, Cracks To Road Contractors

Amid a massive crop of potholes, City Hall has launched an audit and plans to enforce the one-year guarantee on asphalt. CBS 2’s Courtney Gousman reports.

03/06/2014

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