Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is keeping a low profile and letting others attack, and respond to attacks by his political opponents.
Emanuel: Custodial Contractors Can ‘Clean Up Their Desks And Get Out’ If They Fail To Fulfill Contract
Mayor Emanuel says the Chicago Public Schools will hold its cleaning contractors accountable, amid complaints from principals and announcement of layoffs among janitors, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Emanuel is proposing an expansion of the city of Chicago’s curfew law to include somewhat older teenagers.
After months of negotiations, the Emanuel administration and housing advocates have outlined a unified vision for an ordinance to preserve many single-room-occupancy hotels in Chicago.
The city official tasked with monitoring the City Council for corruption and waste said he’d be happy to be out of work, if aldermen give real investigative power to someone else.
The City Council might be poised to grant the Chicago Inspector General’s office the authority investigate aldermen and their employees.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to be trying to put some distance between himself and his good friend Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has signed an executive order requiring city contractors and their subcontractors to pay a minimum wage of at least $13 an hour.
On the first day of school for CPS, Karen Lewis praised new programs or policies which led to better test scores, graduation rates and especially student safety, but claimed they were started long before Mayor Emanuel took office.
The city’s Safe Passage program to protect Chicago Public Schools students on their way to and from school has been expanded more than two dozen new schools, thanks to $10 million in new funding from the state.
Activists have said they are not giving up the fight to save a Washington Park neighborhood high school, but Chicago Public Schools officials have suggested the battle is pretty much over.
Taxicab companies and others seeking statewide regulation of the emerging ridesharing industry pushed for a legislative override Monday after Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn vetoed measures that would have imposed background checks and insurance requirements on some drivers.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, as a candidate for governor, his friend Bruce Rauner should make his full tax returns and supporting documents public.
A top Emanuel aide insisted Tuesday the administration has done a better job caring for the mentally ill over the past couple years, despite closing half the city’s clinics; but some advocates told aldermen that’s simply not the case.
Potential mayoral candidates Alderman Bob Fioretti and CTU President Karen Lewis are holding events to assess interest in a potential run.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is defending the Chicago Fire Department’s hiring preference for Chicago Public School graduate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis said a recent poll showing most voters are unhappy with how Mayor Rahm Emanuel is handling the Chicago Public Schools reveals “pushback for … failed policies” such as the controversial closing of nearly 50 schools.
“I issued the first indictment of the red light camera operator, because I fired them. I inherited them, and I fired them. That was the first indictment, and I convicted them, because they no longer have the contract,” Emanuel said Thursday.
The Jackie Robinson West All-Stars have made Chicago proud. For the first time in more than 30 years, a local team has made it to the Little League World Series, which kicks off today in Williamsport, Pa.
The woman who used to head up Redflex Traffic Systems and the man who use to head up Chicago’s red light camera program have been indicted by a federal grand jury.