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Chicago Public Library Receives $1 Million Grant From Gates Foundation

Mayor Emanuel has announced a 1-million dollar grant from the Gates Foundation which is designed to help move the Chicago Public Library into the future – with more technology.


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Emanuel Announces Partnership With Nike For Summer Basketball Clinics

Nike is kicking in some cash to help Chicago kids stay occupied this summer, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.



Emanuel, Quinn And Panetta Mark Memorial Day With Parade And Wreath Laying

Mayor Emanuel, Governor Quinn, and the former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta led the way as Chicago marked Memorial Day with a parade down State Street.


Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. talks to reporters about his son, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who resigned from Congress on Nov. 21, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Rev. Jackson: School Closings Undemocratic

Opponents of Chicago school closures are vowing to fight on, but they appear to have little chance of reversing the mayor’s agenda… unless a federal judge steps in, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


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Alderman Talking To Bond Experts For A Way Out Of Parking Meter Deal

In a newsletter to 42nd Ward residents Alderman Brendan Reilly says he is getting expert help trying to find ways of getting out of the city’s 75-year parking meter lease deal championed by former Mayor Richard Daley.


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DuSable High School Honored With Landmark Plaque

A Chicago home to royalty in the arts, and a mayor of Chicago, has been honored as the city’s most historic site for African-Americans, reports WBBM’s John Cody.


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Activists Call For Boycott Of CPS Meetings

Activists fighting the mayor’s plan to close more than fifty schools, mostly in black neighborhoods, are urging people to boycott the public meetings being held for the individual schools, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Mayor Wants To Get Tough On Drinking, Gambling, Urinating In Public

Drinking, gambling and urinating on the public way are crimes that, Chicago Police contend, can “ruin the social fabric” of a neighborhood and set the stage for more serious crimes, including prostitution, gang loitering and narcotics sales.


Zeke Emanuel, left, and his brother Rahm Emanuel. (CBS)

Mayor’s Brother Offers Insight Into Rahm Emanuel With New Book

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s brother, Zeke, offers a revealing portrait of Chicago’s top elected official in a new book he was signing in Winnetka Thursday.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the murder of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, an honor student who had performed with her school band at President Barack Obama's inauguration. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Administration Loses Social Media Guru

You probably don’t know his name, but he helped you figure out where Chicago’s snowplows were this winter.


Wrigley Field scoreboard. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: A Giant Jumbotron at Wrigley? How About a Big Fat No reported that a jumbo-sized sticking point has emerged in the negotiations over the rehab of 99-year-old Wrigley Field with the Cubs wanting to erect a giant video screen beyond the bleachers that would measure 6,000 square feet.

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3 Ways Teachers Can Blow Off Rahm-Induced Stress

A few ways teachers can take that crushing anguish they’ve acquired while fighting for their communities and relieve it just the tiniest bit.


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Chicago Ministers Call For Moratorium On School Closings

More than a dozen ministers from the South and West sides delivered a letter to Mayor Emanuel’s office calling for a year-long moratorium on school closings.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about the Chicago teachers' strike at City Hall, following a City Council meeting on Sept. 12, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Breaks His Silence On School Closings

They called him a racist. They called him the “Murder Mayor.” After two days of silence, Mayor Rahm Emanuel finally speaks about the decision to close 53 Chicago public schools.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel: Chicago Casino Money Would Go To Schools

Mayor Emanuel says Chicago children would be the beneficiaries if the state allows the city to have a gambling casino.


Wells Street Bridge (Credit: Steve Miller)

Emanuel Says Bridge Replacement Saves Time, Money

The CTA compares it to open heart surgery: the shutdown of the Wells Street Bridge for reconstruction, starting this weekend – affecting the Brown Line and five other lines. And Mayor Emanuel says the city is saving money – and time.


Chicago Public Schools will be instituting all-day kindergarten next fall. (CBS)

CPS Finds $15M To Pay For All-Day Kindergarten

Art, music, computers classes — it’s a sacrifice many principals and parents have had to make in order to fund a full day of kindergarten. No more, though. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.


Mayor Rahm Emanuel and James Ade (left),  president of the police sergeant union,  announce pension agreement. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Warns Sequestration Cuts Will Hurt Chicago

Mayor Emanuel is warning Chicago will be hurt if lack of a budget deal triggers automatic budget cuts known as Sequestration, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


A Chicago blues musician. (CBS)

Chicago Mourns Loss Of Blues Musician Magic Slim

Mayor Emanuel has issued statement mourning the loss of bluesman Magic Slim, who did it his way against some long odds. WBBM’s John Cody has more.



Emanuel To Expand Recycling Program To Entire City

The Emanuel Administration is announcing the first major expansion of Chicago’s Blue Cart Recycling Program. He kicked off the first phase on the North Side.