Rahm Emanuel

The Chicago Theatre marquee reflects the inauguration activities there Monday. (CBS)

The Latest Chicago City Council: Some Newbies, Many Incumbents

Here’s the breakdown: 37 incumbents and 13 newcomers; 38 men and 12 women. They range in age from 26 up to 71. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

05/18/2015

Rahm Emanuel greets supporters with his wife Amy Rule as he celebrates his election victory after being re-elected Mayor of Chicago.  (Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

RAHM EMANUEL TOPS CHUY GARCIA FOR CHICAGO MAYOR

Thrown into a bruising run-off election, Rahm Emanuel scored a hard-fought second term, defeating Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Tuesday, thus ending a mayoral campaign never before seen in Chicago.

04/07/2015

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Free Booze! At Least At Rahm Emanuel’s Party; $8 For A Bud At Garcia’s

As the votes were being counted in Chicago, it was time to shift the focus to the important stuff: the cost of drinking at the post-election parties.

04/07/2015

CTA Bus (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Judge: CTA Must Allow Anti-Emanuel Leaflets

The temporary restraining order will remain in effect until after the April 7 runoff election, Judge Robert Dow said in an 18-page opinion. The CTA also can’t discipline or threaten to discipline employees for passing out the materials.

04/02/2015

This artist rendering shows the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. (Lucas Museum)

Garcia Calls Lucas Museum On Lakefront ‘Monument To Darth Vader,’ But Emanuel Defends Site

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia are disagreed over whether “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ museum should be located along the city’s lakefront.

03/26/2015

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Sexual Assault In A Big City: Is There A Lack Of Priority?

When it comes to safety, a city is often judged by the number of homicides and shootings it has in a year. Where does that leave other crimes like criminal sexual assault? Not a priority, say some sexual assault advocates.

03/26/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and challengerr Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (right) are running first and second in the latest polls in the five-man race for mayor. (Credit: CBS)

Mayoral Candidates Tangle Over City Finances, Red-Light Cameras At First Debate

In a rapid-fire hour of questions and answers, Emanuel sounded definitive about the city’s budget problems and how to solve them, while Garcia, a Cook County commissioner, sought to cast doubt on the incumbent’s plans.

03/16/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Poll: Emanuel, Garcia Remain Locked In Tight Race For Mayor

Eighteen percent were undecided in the one-question poll.

03/08/2015

The Cubs expect the left-field bleachers to be ready by May 11, but the right-field bleachers won't open until June. (Credit: Steve Miller)

City Denies Cubs’ Request For Expanded Wrigley Renovation Hours

Mayor Rahm Emanuel threw cold water on the Chicago Cubs’ request to begin working on Wrigley Field renovations around the clock, after cold winter weather significantly delayed construction of new bleachers.

CBS Chicago–03/03/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Competing Endorsements Roll In For Emanuel, Garcia

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes of the Chicago mayoral race.

02/27/2015

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Advocate For Elected Chicago School Board: Time Is Ripe

hose who want to see an elected Board of Education in Chicago say this week’s overwhelming referendum vote in favor of the idea may be symbolic, but it’s a real boost, too.

02/27/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson (Credit: CBS)

Wilson Meets With Fioretti While Weighing Endorsement Of A Mayoral Candidate

Ald. Bob Fioretti and businessman Willie Wilson are out of the mayoral race, but not without clout. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/26/2015

Chicago Forward

Emanuel’s PAC Money Flows Out Of Town, Buys Influence Here

Following some of the money in Rahm Emanuel’s PAC, Chicago Forward.

02/26/2015

Derrick Rose. (Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Baffoe: Everything Is Bad

Everything is immediately bad right now. Really bad in Chicago sports.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral Candidates Throw Themselves Into The Home Stretch

Mayor Emanuel and his four challengers are not holding anything back, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/20/2015

Jackie Robinson West player Brandon Green (in #14 jersey) and his mother, Venisa, (behind him) were joined by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Michael Pfleger at a news conference to denounce the Little League ruling stripping JRW of its national title, for residency rule violations. (Mike Krauser/WBBM)

Opinion: Pfleger, Emanuel Should Be Ashamed In Wake Of JRW Scandal

There is nothing more depressing, more revolting than adults selfishly acting like martyrs and using children as symbolic human shields.

02/12/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at a victory rally for the Jackie Robinson West Little League team on Aug. 27, 2014, after it had won the U.S. title in the Little League World Series, and was runner-up in the world championship. (Credit: CBS)

Rahm Emanuel Calls Little League Boss To Blast JRW Decision

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was so outraged with the decision by Little League International officials to strip Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West of its national title, that he personally called the organization’s leader.

02/12/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a public appearance Nov. 24 as challengers filed to replace him. (CBS)

Emanuel Gets Daley, Rush Endorsements; Wilson Votes Early

On endorsement comes from former mayor Richard Daley, who had lunch with Rahm Emanuel last week. Another comes from a Chicago congressman. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/09/2015

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine plays audio for mayoral candidate Willie Wilson in which Wilson appears to use the term "Whitey." (CBS)

Mayoral Candidate: If I Used The Term ‘Whitey,’ It Doesn’t Reflect My Values

Willie Wilson found himself the focus of Chicago’s mayoral race Thursday, for the wrong reason. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/05/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Several Unions Line Up Behind Emanuel

Primary opponent Willie Wilson, an African American, said minorities have not benefited from the mayor’s tenure. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/29/2015

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