Rahm Emanuel

Jesus Garcia campaigning in Humboldt Park. (CreditL CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Vying For Hispanic Voters

Chicago’s mayoral election is little more than a month away and today, both Mayor Emanuel and one of his major challengers turned their attention to attracting Hispanic voters, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

12/14/2014

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Study: Jobs Prevent Violence In Chicago’s Most Impoverished Neighborhoods

With positive results from a summer jobs program for Chicago teens continuing to roll in, maybes it’s time for Mayor Emanuel to accompany the mountains of praise he has for Chicago’s youth programs with some more cash.

12/11/2014

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

Emanuel Blasts Quinn After Former Campaign Aide Picked To Run Illinois Sports Facilities Board

Mayor Emanuel is critical of Governor Quinn for engineering the appointment a campaign aid to run the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

12/10/2014

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2014 On Track To See Fewer Homicides, With Some Chicago Neighborhoods Still Being Left Behind

As of November 30th, Chicago’s homicides are down when compared to last year. Though it looks likely 2014 will see fewer homicides than 2013, there are many factors, including a substantial rise in homicides in November, that could stop that from happening.

12/04/2014

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Emanuel Asks Aldermen To Raise Minimum Wage To $13 An Hour Over Time

A special council meeting will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to a notice posted on the city clerk’s website.

11/28/2014

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Monday, Chicagoans Will Know Who’s Really Running For Mayor

The clock is ticking for Chicago mayoral hopefuls still planning to run in the February primary. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/21/2014

Chicago Teachers Union Karen Lewis appears in a video posted online. (YouTube)

Karen Lewis Endorses Emanuel Opponent For Mayor

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, is seen in a video posted online Friday endorsing mayoral candidate Jesus Garcia.

10/31/2014

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

City Council Conducting Hearings On Emanuel’s Proposed 2015 Budget

The Chicago City Council has begun hearings into Mayor Emanuel’s proposed 2015 budget, and aldermen are asking questions about the spending plans, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/20/2014

Mayor Emanuel meets with public health officials, cabinet members and hospital leaders on Ebola preparedness. (Credit: Mayor's Office)

Mayor Gathers Cabinet To Prepare For Ebola

In an effort to be better prepared in the event of an Ebola outbreak in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered his top advisers to discuss the city’s plan of action to fight the deadly virus

10/17/2014

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Mayor Holding Emergency Meeting On Ebola

Mayor Emanuel has called an emergency meeting to discuss the city’s readiness to handle the Ebola virus in event people become ill here.

10/17/2014

City Hall

Mayor Emanuel Proposes $8.9 Billion City Budget

Mayor Emanuel outlined a 2015 city budget that holds the line on most taxes–with the exception of an increase on the parking garage tax–and promises money for education, crime prevention and job creation.

10/15/2014

Stealing bikes is so easy to get away with in Chicago, I decided to try my hand at it. (Photo Credit: Christine Newsom)

The Number Of Bikes Stolen In Chicago, The Neighborhoods They’re Stolen From And The Number That Are Recovered

Looking for a low-risk, lucrative career? Based on these statistics, bike thievery might be for you… (If you can get over the fact that stealing is wrong, that is…)

10/09/2014

Karen Lewis

CTU President Karen Lewis In The Hospital: Union

CTU spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin says Lewis, 61, is being evaluated at a local hospital “after experiencing discomfort Sunday evening.” Gadlin says it is not due to a stroke, as rumors have suggested.

10/06/2014

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Emanuel Presses Springfield To Reduce Penalties For Minor Drug Possession

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called on state lawmakers to ease up on penalties for small-time drug possession cases, even though the city’s own effort to issue tickets for marijuana possession – rather than arrest suspects – has largely fizzled.

09/23/2014

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

Emanuel Optimistic Chicago Will Land Obama Presidential Library

Mayor Emanuel says he’s encouraged about the chances of Chicago being home to the planned Barack Obama Presidential Library.

09/16/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

City Aims To End Homelessness Among Vets By End Of 2015

The city has launched a multi-agency effort to end homelessness among veterans in Chicago by the end of next year.

09/16/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Karen Lewis Says Fioretti’s Candidacy Will Have ‘No Bearing’ On Her Decision

Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village could feature a preview of next year’s race for mayor of Chicago.

09/14/2014

Ald. Bob Fioretti announces on his website he is running for mayor of Chicago. (bobfioretti.com/YouTube)

It’s Official: Ald. Fioretti To Challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The civil-rights attorney was first elected in 2007 and fought a highly publicized battle with cancer.

09/13/2014

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd)

Ald. Fioretti’s Announcement — Will He Run For Mayor? — Coming Saturday

The 2nd Ward alderman has been telling friends he intends to challenge incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

09/12/2014

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanue. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Wants State To Act Before Raising Chicago Minimum Wage To $13 an Hour

Mayor Emanuel says he’s committed to raising the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour regardless of what happens at the state and federal levels, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/26/2014

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