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Mayor Emanuel Not A Fan Of Term Limits, An Issue In Gubernatorial Race

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine got Rahm Emanuel to weigh in on the term-limit debate triggered by gubernatorial candidates this week.

12/19/2013

Residents on the Southeast Side say clouds of black dust from heaping piles of petcoke -- a byproduct of the oil refining process -- consistently blow in and around their homes. (Credit: Zimmerman Law Offices)

Deal Requires Removal of Chicago ‘Petcoke’ Piles

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office says Chicago and state officials have reached a deal with an Indiana company that will require it to remove huge black piles of petroleum coke from the city’s Southeast Side.

12/19/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses an anti-violence summit at Chicago State University. (CBS)

Emanuel Announces Pick To Replace Indicted Comptroller

ayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced Daniel Widawsky as his choice to replace Amer Ahmad, who abruptly resigned as city comptroller.

12/07/2013

Zachary Fardon, a former federal prosecutor, has been nominated to be the U.S. Attorney in Chicago. (Photo supplied to CBS)

New U.S. Attorney Signals He’ll Help Chicago Combat Violence

Zach Fardon, a former assistant federal prosecutor, was sworn in Monday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

11/25/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Promises To Regulate Storage Of Petcoke

Mayor Rahm Emanuel promises he’ll regulate the storage of pet coke which is piled up by hundreds of thousands of tons on the banks of Chicago’s Calumet River.

11/19/2013

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Jon Stewart Responds To Mayor Emanuel’s Response To Jon Stewart’s Rant Against Chicago Pizza (Is This Getting Out Of Hand?)

A rant about pizza was all it took to seemingly split the country in two — or so some jokes would have you believe.Jon Stewart, apparently not one to let others beat a joke into the ground, had a response for Mayor Emanuel’s gift of Chicago pizza on his Twitter account last night…

11/15/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a naturalization ceremony for 67 immigrants who became U.S. Citizens on July 3, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Set For Mexico City Visit To Establish Sister City Partnership

The two-day mission inaugurates a sister city partnership, building on the strength of the ethnic and regional similarities both towns share.

11/13/2013

Solider Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emanuel: Veterans ‘Should Never Struggle To Find A Home’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Senator Dick Durbin and military dignitaries at Soldier Field thanking veterans assembled for their service to the nation.

11/11/2013

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Planning Group Votes Against Proposed Illiana Expressway

Mayor Emanuel says he agrees with Governor Pat Quinn that the State needs to invest in transportation including roads, bridges and mass transit, but he doesn’t back the Governor on the proposed Illiana Corridor toll road that would connect I-55 near Wilmington to I-65 in Indiana.

10/09/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses an anti-violence summit at Chicago State University. (CBS)

Emanuel: Speak Out Against Injustice On Behalf Of Gays, Lesbians and Undocumented Immigrants

At an event for the National Holocaust Memorial Museum, Mayor Emanuel said people who speak out and act against injustice should do so on behalf of gays, lesbians and undocumented immigrant families, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/07/2013

A city worker installs a speed camera near Gompers Park. (Credit: CBS)

Is City Hall Banking On Speed Cameras To Balance The Budget?

Newly introduced speed cameras may be the answer for Chicago city officials who struggling to plug a projected $300 million hole in the next budget. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

10/03/2013

The McCormick Place convention center complex. (Credit: CBS)

Unions Helping Chicago Land New Trade Shows, Conventions

Mayor Emanuel says Chicago is getting more convention and trade show business largely because of unprecedented cooperation with the local labor unions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/02/2013

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses proposed gun control measures he's introduced to the City Council. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts Congressional Republicans Over Shutdown

Mayor Emanuel says most Chicago City services will be untouched by the partial federal government shutdown, but he chastises Congressional Republicans for continuing the stalemate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/02/2013

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Chicago Not Actually ‘Murder Capital’ Of, Well, Anything

Thanks to recent headlines, you’d think the FBI rolled out the red carpet and handed Chicago a beautiful, hand-engraved (in cursive!) plaque that reads Murderiest Murder City in Murderland. In reality, the FBI did no such thing. Here’s a closer look at the FBI’s statistics and how they do and do not relate to homicides in Chicago

09/26/2013

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks with reports Monday about solutions to street violence. (CBS)

Supt. McCarthy Nixes Idea Of Getting Help From National Guard

Chicago’s top cop says tougher gun laws would help police curb violence. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

09/23/2013

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Emanuel Announces $17 Million Expansion For Walter Payton Prep

Mayor Emanuel says he’ll use a special tax fund to expand the North Side’s much desired Walter Payton College Prep High School, WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

09/18/2013

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks with David Letterman Monday. (CBS)

Emanuel Talks Syria, Chicago With Letterman

Gun violence, Syria and an impression of Bill Clinton highlighted a nearly 15-minute long appearance by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday on the Late Show with David Letterman on CBS.

09/09/2013

Mayor Emanuel joins Speaker Madigan and community members to celebrate the opening of a newly restored playground at Lawler Park.

Emanuel, Madigan Celebrate Opening Of New Playground

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly to celebrate the opening of a new playground at Lawler Park in the Clearing neighborhood.

09/07/2013

Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard talks with public school principals at a roundtable discussion about issues critical to contract talks in the ongoing Chicago teachers' strike on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Ex-CPS Boss Brizard Speaks: Emanuel Needs To Let Go

The former head of the Chicago Public Schools, ousted after a politically disastrous teachers’ strike last fall, is opening up about his experience in Chicago and with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

08/23/2013

The Mayor talks about about success of jobs program. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Points To New Study Showing Summer Jobs Program Led To Crime Reduction

A new study bolsters Mayor Emanuel’s argument that summer jobs programs for teenagers are helping to hold down the crime rate, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

08/06/2013

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