Mayor Rahm Emanuel

A rendering of the Focal Point Chicago campus. (Credit: Focal Point)

SW Side Development To Feature Hospital, Retail Center

The ribbon’s been cut on a huge healthcare and retail project on the city’s Southwest Side.

10/18/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel’s 2015 Budget Reportedly To Feature Increase In Parking Tax

The budget Mayor Emanuel will present to the City Council tomorrow will hold the line on some key taxes, but reportedly commuters will face another hike in the tax on parking, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/14/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Ailing CTU President Not Running For Mayor Of Chicago

Karen Lewis will not be challenging Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election, according to a statement by Lewis’ exploratory committee.

10/13/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Non-Committal On Reparations For Burge Victims

Mayor Rahm Emanuel side-stepped questions about whether the city should pay reparations to some victims of police torture under notorious former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge, who recently was released from prison.

10/09/2014

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Emanuel Wants To See Great Chicago Fire Festival Return For Another Year

Mayor Emanuel says he wants to see another Great Chicago Fire Festival next year, despite the way the climax of this year’s celebration fizzled out, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/08/2014

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)

West African Passengers To Be Screened For Fever At O’Hare

Passengers arriving from West Africa will be screened for signs of a fever, CBS has confirmed.

10/08/2014

Ald. Bob Fioretti (left) is running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) in the upcoming 2015 mayoral election in Chicago. (Credit: Facebook/CBS)

Fioretti Poll: Emanuel Less Popular Than Eisenhower Traffic

As he ramps up his campaign for mayor, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has released a new poll suggesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel is more unpopular in Chicago than rush hour traffic or the Fox News Channel.

10/07/2014

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Women Attacked In Series Of North Side Muggings

The incidents happened in Lakeview and in Ravenswood, not far from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s home.

10/06/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Stands By Plan Not To Raise Taxi Fares

Mayor Emanuel is standing firm against raising taxicab fares, even as he looks at other ways to allow regular cab drivers to make more money, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/01/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts FAA For Lack Of Backup For Crippled Air Traffic Center

“How could you have an airport that is so integral to the national and the international system with no backup capacity that one individual can have this impact?” Emanuel asked Wednesday.

10/01/2014

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City Colleges Offer Free Ride To CPS Graduates With High GPA

The Chicago STAR Scholarship, which stands for Students Taking Academic Responsibility, would be offered to CPS graduates with a grade point average of at least 3.0, and who place into college-level math and English programs, and enroll in one of the various so-called “pathways” at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.

10/01/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Says Chicago Prepared To Deal With Terrorist Threat

Mayor Emanuel acknowledges Chicago could be a target for terrorism as air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria continue, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/24/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Admits Mistake In Proposing Planned North Side School Be Named After Obama

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he was wrong to try to name a North side prep school for President Barack Obama.

09/24/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rahm Emanuel Keeping Low Profile In Mayoral Race

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is keeping a low profile and letting others attack, and respond to attacks by his political opponents.

09/16/2014

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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.

09/16/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Proposes Expanding City Curfew To Include 17-Year-Olds

Mayor Emanuel is proposing an expansion of the city of Chicago’s curfew law to include somewhat older teenagers.

09/10/2014

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Mayor Proposes Rules To Preserve SRO Hotels

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.

09/10/2014

Chicago City Council Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan

City Council Watchdog Welcomes Shifting Duties To Chicago IG

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.

09/05/2014

City Hall

Emanuel Applauds City Council Plan To Allow IG To Investigate Aldermen

The City Council might be poised to grant the Chicago Inspector General’s office the authority investigate aldermen and their employees.

09/04/2014

Pat Quinn, Bruce Rauner

Emanuel Downplays Friendship With Rauner

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to be trying to put some distance between himself and his good friend Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor.

09/03/2014

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