Mayor Rahm Emanuel
A nearly two-year deadlock over who would run the Chicago City Council’s independent budget office has come to an end, as aldermen have reached a consensus choice to become their first-ever financial analyst.
One month after receiving a $20,000 contribution from one of the world’s largest producers of ethanol, Chicago’s most powerful alderman on Wednesday breathed new life into his plan to require Chicago gas stations to offer motorists a higher ethanol blend of fuel known as E-15.
After video surfaced showing a uniformed officer sound asleep in a squad car, Mayor Rahm Emanuel cautioned that all police shouldn’t be judged on one incident.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says in Springfield, there’s progress being made on financial matters important to Chicago right now, though most of it has been behind the scenes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Emanuel administration is trying to spur entrepreneurial spirit on the South Aide, with a little help from Google, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Veteran members on the Chicago City Council said they welcome changes that 13 new aldermen might usher in as they begin their new terms in office this week.
Just a couple of hours after his inauguration, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was greeting a line of well-wishers in an open house at his City Hall office, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
After taking his second oath of office, the mayor said he and aldermen have a lot of important work to do, but Emanuel shied away from discussing the city’s major financial problems – massive budget deficits and severely underfunded employee pension funds – and focused almost entirely about the plight of disadvantaged youth.
Former President Bill Clinton and a who’s who of Illinois politics were on hand Monday morning as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was sworn in for a second term.
Some big names were in Chicago Monday to celebrate Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s second term. Former President Bill Clinton will watch as Emanuel is sworn in, along with all 50 aldermen, the city clerk, and city treasurer. Lyric Opera soprano Renee Fleming and Englewood poet Harold Green also will perform at the ceremony.
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will attend the inauguration ceremony for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 50 aldermen on Monday, according to a spokeswoman for the city of Chicago.
The title of Spike Lee’s new movie might not sit well with some, but the filmmaker was not backing down from calling his upcoming film on Chicago’s gun violence “Chiraq,” as he defended his controversial work on Thursday.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama confirmed a decision that has been clear for nearly two weeks early Tuesday, as they announced online the Obama presidential library is coming to “Sweet Home Chicago.”
The long-awaited formal announcement of a decision made months ago is now less than a day away. It’s been known for nearly two weeks that the Barack Obama Presidential Library will be built in Chicago on the South Side, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel isn’t claiming victory until it’s official.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said officials at City Hall are working on what they can do to shore up the city’s underfunded public employee pension funds, after an Illinois Supreme Court ruling overturned the state’s pension overhaul.
With the official announcement coming Tuesday that the Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum will be built in Chicago, comes a host of other questions, from exactly where it will be built, to the impact the project will have on small businesses on the South Side.
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Faced with a proposed pay cut it finds insulting, the Chicago Teachers’ Union has filed an unfair labor practices complaint with the state of Illinois, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
The Chicago Teachers Union is incensed over the city’s demand that teachers accept a seven percent pay cut, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel today emphasized he’s fighting a two front battle: not just over a teachers contract, but also over pension relief from Springfield.
Minutes before Bruce Rauner became the first sitting governor in memory to address the Chicago City Council, aldermen unanimously passed a resolution rejecting his call to create so-called “right-to-work zones,” which would allow workers to choose if they want to join unions, or pay dues in jobs organized by labor unions.