Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago Public Schools Headquarters

CPS Contract With Teachers Set To Expire As Massive Pension Payment Comes Due

The Chicago Public Schools and its teachers face two deadlines on Tuesday: their three-year contract expires at midnight, and a $634 million pension payment is due by the end of the day.

28 mins ago

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Emanuel Rejects Rauner Plan To Advance $450M To Chicago Schools

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner’s offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension payment.

19 hours ago

Chicago Public Schools Headquarters

Document: Rauner Plan Would Advance $450M To Chicago Schools

Gov. Bruce Rauner is offering to accelerate state grant payments to help cash-strapped Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension contribution, according to a summary of the proposal obtained Sunday by The Associated Press.

06/29/2015

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City Street Repaving Program In Full Swing

If you’ve found driving on city streets a little smoother recently, city officials said that’s because paving crews got an early start on road repairs, and have been going full blast.

06/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

With Payment To Teachers’ Pension Fund Looming, Emanuel Calls On Springfield To Help

With a major payment deadline just over a week away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Springfield has to help Chicago work out its public school budget problems, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.

06/22/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel laughs as the crowd at the Chicago Blackhawks victory rally boos the mention of his name. (Credit: CBS)

Blackhawks Fans Boo Mayor Emanuel At Stanley Cup Rally

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was soundly booed Thursday at the Blackhawks’ championship rally, and he didn’t have to say a word do draw fans’ ire.

06/18/2015

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Emanuel To Send Aldermen His Budget Plan A Month Early

Facing a $1 billion shortfall in its operating budget, and a combined $20 billion pension deficit, the mayor said he’ll introduce his budget to the City Council in September, instead of October, so aldermen can give him their ideas for confronting the crisis.

06/18/2015

Aldermen meet in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. (Credit: CBS)

Despite Few Misgivings, City Council Approves $1.1 Billion Bond Issue

The Chicago City County today quickly approved a $ 1.1 billion dollar bond issue that the Emanuel administration asked for, despite a few misgivings, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/17/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel: Compromise Needed In State Budget Battle

Mayor Emanuel says the increasing war of words in the battle over the state budget isn’t likely to help resolve the differences, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

06/16/2015

Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford, left, and defenseman Duncan Keith celebrate. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Emanuel: Stanley Cup Win ‘A Testament’ To Blackhawks’ Culture

Like thousands of other Blackhawks fans, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he was up all night celebrating the team’s Stanley Cup win, but he wasn’t complaining about the lack of sleep.

06/16/2015

The Chicago Children's Choir performed at the official opening ceremony at Maggie Daley Park. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Official Opening Ceremony Held For Maggie Daley Park

Former Mayor Richard Daley and his family attended the official opening ceremony today for the new Maggie Daley Park, named for his late wife, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

06/13/2015

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City To Host Workshop On Upcoming Minimum Wage Hike

With the minimum wage in Chicago about to rise to $10 an hour next month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was set to begin an effort to help educate workers on what’s in store.

06/10/2015

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

Emanuel Blocks Uber From Making Airport Pickups

For the second time in a year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is stepping in to block a ride-hailing giant whose investors include the mayor’s own brother from invading cabdrivers’ turf at O’Hare and Midway airports.

06/03/2015

Interim Chicago Public Schools CEO Jesse Ruiz discusses the district's "Safe Haven" summer programming for students. (Credit: CBS)

Interim CPS Chief Looking Forward To Working With New Board

In the wake of the resignation of Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the interim head of the district was pledging to work with the new Chicago Board of Education, while begging off staying in his current position on a permanent basis.

06/02/2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel pounds the glass after a hooking penalty against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. (Credit: Marty Murphy)

Emanuel Pokes Stick In Eye Of Tampa Bay Lightning Owners

For a man who once sent a dead fish to a political operative, taunting the owners of the Tampa Bay Lightning just seems compulsory for Rahm Emanuel.

06/02/2015

Members of the Chicago Board of Education voted on Feb. 22, 2012, to close seven public schools and impose "turnaround" plans at 10 others, meaning the staffs of those schools will be fired and replaced, but students will stay. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel To Shake Up Chicago Board Of Education

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel searches for a new leader for the Chicago Public Schools, he also has decided to replace most of the school board that approved a controversial $20.5 million no-bid contract which is the focus of a federal investigation.

06/02/2015

Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, with President Barack Obama. (Getty Images)

After Firing, Tom Thibodeau Gets Support From President Obama, Rahm Emanuel

Thibodeau was fired Thursday after five seasons in charge of the Bulls.

CBS Chicago–05/28/2015

The roulette wheel spins at Caesars Atlantic City July 8, 2006 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Senate To Consider New Chicago Casino Plan

Chicago would get a city-owned casino and be allowed to keep all revenue for seven years to help make ballooning pension payments, and new casinos would be added throughout the state under legislation expected to be introduced Thursday in the Illinois Senate.

05/28/2015

Chicago police officers Jerome Finnegan (left) and Timothy McDermott (right) . (Source: Court photo.)

Emanuel Says ‘Good Riddance’ To Cop Fired For Posing In Photo With Black Man Dressed In Antlers

Mayor Emanuel says “good riddance” to a police officer who was fired last year – more than 10 years after a photo was taken of two officers with rifles and an African American man lying on the floor wearing antlers.

05/27/2015

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

Republicans Fire Back On Madigan’s Budget Proposal

In Springfield today, accusations of a nonsensical political theater and a path to a phony budget as Republicans fired back at powerful House Speaker Mike Madigan, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

05/26/2015

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