Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Outspoken anti-violence activist Rev. Michael Pfleger said Chicago’s mayor and police superintendent might have gone too far in the past couple days, in their criticism of the father of a 7-year-old boy who was slain over the July 4th weekend.
Low-income residents in Chicago are being offered significant discounts on the city’s popular Divvy bike-sharing program.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel says police are doing all they can to quell violence on the streets, but the problem requires having fewer guns on the streets and more moral values in the homes, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Public school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.
The union said the district’s cutbacks are counterproductive, and will lead to fewer resources for educators. The Emanuel administration has said the cuts will save $200 million for a district reeling from paying $634 million in pension obligations.
CBS 2’s Mai Martinez takes a look at how Chicago is preparing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.