Rahm Emanuel

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

City Hall

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

Jackie Robinson West All-Stars celebrate a home  by Pierce Jones earlier in the Little League World Series. (Credit: Facebook)

City Will Hold Another Jackie Robinson West Watch Party Tonight

Jackie Robinson West faces an elimination game tonight against Pennsylvania.

CBS Chicago–08/21/2014

Demonstrators and police outside Rahm Emanuel's home on Saturday. (Credit: Steve Miller/WBBM Newsradio)

Woman Robbed Near Mayor Emanuel’s North Side Home

A woman was robbed early Sunday near the North Side home of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

08/18/2014

Wrigley Field rooftops. (Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Cubs Unfazed By Rooftops Suit

The Cubs saw this coming, and don’t seem worried about it one bit.

670 The Score–08/16/2014

Chicago Teacher's Union Votes To End Strike

Teachers Union President Still Considering Run Against Emanuel

She’s not filed any papers or formed any formal committees. But when pressed, Karen Lewis admits that behind the scenes, there’s plenty going on. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

08/07/2014

Ouch... (Photo Credit: Mason Johnson)

Most Bike Theft Victims Find The Chicago Police Department Unhelpful

What if the inconsistent way the Chicago Police Department handles stolen bikes is indicative of how the department works as a whole?

07/31/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union's plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

Lewis Not Discouraged By Trailing Emanuel In Poll

The results of a new public opinion poll show Mayor Rahm Emanuel may not be in as much trouble with voters as some thought and that CTU President Karen Lewis’ strength may have been overstated, though she disagrees.

07/29/2014

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts. (Getty Images)

Levine: Ricketts Turns Focus To Future

When will Cubs be able to spend big? Tom Ricketts is leaving that up to the front office.

CBS Chicago–07/11/2014

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