Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy met with federal law enforcement officials and local community organizations and religious leaders on Monday to discuss joint efforts to reduce gun violence in Chicago, on the heels of a weekend when at least 43 people were shot, four of them fatally.
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Parents were attending a meeting at John Marsh Elementary School on Friday, after complaining that they weren’t officially notified about a teen’s arrest for bringing a gun to school until after they’d read about it on Facebook.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel visited the White House on Friday, for a chat in the Oval Office with his former boss, President Barack Obama.
African-American business pioneer Ed Gardner met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, to discuss Gardner’s complaints about a lack of blacks on South Side public construction projects.
Will County officials say they plan to meet later this month with the Illinois transportation director to discuss the proposed Peotone airport project.
The public will get a chance to meet Monday evening with railroad executives and federal investigators, about the deadly 4th of July derailment and bridge collapse on the Glenview-Northbrook border.
Despite complaints from teachers that it would lead to student burnout and decreased teacher morale, the Chicago Board of Education has unanimously approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to extend the school year by 10 days starting in the fall.
Parents ended their 22-hour sit-in at Brian Piccolo Elementary Specialty School on the West Side on Saturday after being promised that they would get a chance to plead their case in a series of meetings with Board of Education members Monday and Tuesday.
The cardinal requested the plan after he suspended Pfleger last spring over comments the priest made about not wanting to leave his South Side base.
Gov. Pat Quinn and top Illinois lawmakers talked about jobs at their latest high-level meeting Tuesday.
Demonstrators had a two-pronged agenda when they took their protests to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s doorstep Wednesday afternoon.
NBA and players’ association representatives met for 15 hours Wednesday, and a published report says officials are hoping that a full season can be salvaged.
Sears and Chicago have gone hand-in-hand longer than anyone living today has been alive, and now, the State of Illinois is working hard to keep Sears from moving out of state.
Emotions ran high Monday night at a special meeting designed to talk about the Chicago Public Schools’ latest plan to consolidate or close several schools.
Mayor Richard M. Daley and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel had breakfast together Monday morning, for a talk about the big transition coming in May.