Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Forrest Claypool

Mayor Emanuel Taps CTA Boss As His Next Chief Of Staff

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the mayor’s gain could be bus and train riders’ loss.

04/24/2015

Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd Bennett attends a Chicago Board of Education meeting. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Says Byrd-Bennett Right To Step Aside In Light Of Federal Investigation

After a brief vacation, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned to Chicago and offered his first public comments since the scope of the federal inspection into the Chicago Public Schools came to light, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

04/20/2015

Chicago Public Schools Headquarters. (Credit: CBS)

Feds Seek Files On Elite Nonprofit In Chicago Schools Probe

Federal investigators looking into a $20 million no-bid Chicago Public Schools contract have requested records related to a nonprofit group tied to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Gov. Bruce Rauner and prominent business leaders.

04/19/2015

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County Commissioner Wants Sheriff’s Police To Help CPD Patrol West Side

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-Oak Park) has written a letter to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking him to allow the Sheriff’s Department deploy additional officers on the streets of the Austin neighborhood.

04/16/2015

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Emanuel To Rauner: “Chicago Will Not Be A Right-To-Work City”

Gov. Bruce Rauner has suggested creating so-called “right-to-work zones” across Illinois, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen have said that won’t happen in Chicago on their watch.

04/16/2015

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Mayor Emanuel Meets With Spike Lee, Voices Displeasure With Film Title “Chiraq”

It was in the mayor’s City Hall office Wednesday morning that he met with Spike Lee and delivered a blunt message.

04/15/2015

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Chicago Public Schools Target Of Federal Investigation

Chicago Public Schools is the target of a federal investigation, officials acknowledged on Wednesday.

04/15/2015

Jon Burge

Emanuel Agrees To $5.5 Million Police Torture Reparations Fund

Survivors of torture under former Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and victims’ supporters have long called for repayment for the suffering, pain, and often wrongful imprisonment they have suffered.

04/14/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel places his hand over his face as he laughs at his own joke during a news conference at Carole Robertson Center for Learning April 8, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Emanuel was elected to his second term as mayor after defeating Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in a runoff election. (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Rahm Laughs Off Latest Rumors About Going Back To White House

“This is the best job I ever had,” he said. “I have no interest in another job. Zero, zilch, none, nothing, okay?”

04/09/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel shakes hands with commuters at the 95th Street Red Line station a day after winning a second term. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm: Surviving Runoff Will Make Me “A Better Mayor”

A day after securing his second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the historic runoff election in Chicago would make him “a better mayor,” after enduring a heated six-week contest against Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a virtual unknown to most Chicagoans before he challenged the mayor.

04/08/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia make the rounds across Chicago on Monday, the last full day of campaigning before the runoff election in Chicago. (Credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Polls Closed For Historic Mayoral Election

After weeks of contentious campaigning, voters in Chicago were having their say Tuesday in the race for mayor, and 19 races for alderman.

04/07/2015

Voters work on their ballots at their polling place in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Polls Open For Chicago’s First Mayoral Runoff

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing off against challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, while 18 seats on the City Council are at stake, including in the 2nd Ward, where two candidates are vying to replace Ald. Bob Fioretti, who gave up his seat on the City Council to run for mayor, but came in 4th place in February.

04/07/2015

Mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia greets commuters at a CTA station Monday, while Mayor Rahm Emanuel visits a campaign office to join volunteers in making get-out-the-vote calls. (Source: Bernie Tafoya/Jay Levine/CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Taking Bids For Mayor Into Home Stretch

Starting their last full day of campaigning, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia spent the morning shaking hands with potential supporters, and expressing confidence they’ll win on Election Day.

04/06/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Candidates For Mayor Take Campaigns To Cubs’ Opening Night

The final weekend of campaign 2015 found the two candidates for mayor racing all over the city, but both ended up in the same place Sunday night: Wrigley Field for Opening Night.

04/06/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Latest Polls Show Emanuel Continues To Lead Garcia Heading Into Election Day

Two polls released by the Chicago-based polling firm Ogden and Fry show Mayor Rahm Emanuel continues to have an edge over his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia a few days ahead of the election.

04/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Garcia Continue To Squabble Over City Budget

As they approach Tuesday’s runoff election, Mayor Emanuel and challenger Chuy Garcia continue to clash over how much to say–or not say–about plans to confront the city’s budget woes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

04/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel, Garcia Busy Campaigning On Final Day Of Early Voting

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus ‘Chuy Garcia were out campaigning hard on the final day of early voting.

04/04/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins campaign volunteers at a phone bank on Friday, four days ahead of the runoff election. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel: Without Right Leadership, Business Climate Would Be A ‘Horror Flick’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said businesses and jobs have been lured to Chicago, and stayed in the city, because he has the right stuff to keep them here.

04/03/2015

Phillip Payne (Credit: Chicago Police)

Teen Guilty Of Robbing Rahm’s Son Won’t Be Tried For Lying To Cops

A teen who pleaded guilty in juvenile court to robbing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s son won’t stand trial on an additional charge that he lied to Chicago Police about his identity.

04/03/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia joins protesters demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage for all Chicago Public Schools employees and contract workers. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Garcia: ‘No Gravy To Go Around’ In Contract Talks With City Workers

Mayoral hopeful Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has scoffed at accusations he will be beholden to public employee unions that have backed him in his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, because of the substantial cash they’ve given Garcia’s campaign.

04/02/2015

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