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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses new nursing education programs at a news conference at Malcolm X College on Tuesday. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Emanuel Pitches Chicago At SXSW

Mayor Rahm Emanuel never passes up an opportunity to sell Chicago as he made a business trip to Austin, Texas for the South by Southwest festival.

03/11/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Expand Soldier Field, But Not For A Super Bowl

Adding more seats would benefit Bears fans and allow for more revenue from non-football events.

CBS Chicago–03/06/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel participates in the Polar Plunge. (Credit: Brooke Collins // City of Chicago )

Jimmy Fallon, Mayor Emanuel Take Polar Plunge In Lake Michigan

A record number of people – including a few celebrities – turned out at North Avenue Beach for the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.

03/02/2014

Jimmy Fallon (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Jimmy Fallon To Join Mayor Emanuel For Polar Plunge

Organizers of the Chicago Special Olympics say they are absolutely thrilled that Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has accepted Mayor Emanuel’s dare to take the Polar Plunge to benefit the big athletic program.

02/24/2014

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

Bipartisan Panel Calls For Immigration Reform

A bipartisan panel of political powerhouses is saying that comprehensive Immigration Reform is coming, despite some stumbling blocks, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/18/2014

Metra Train

Metra Board Elects Former Alderman As Chairman

A Chicagoan now heads the city suburban Metra commuter board for the first time in 30 years, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/11/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Chicago Isn’t A Super Bowl City

Given its small size, Soldier Field isn’t the type of facility that should host a Super Bowl.

CBS Chicago–02/04/2014

Soldier Field. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Will Chicago Make A Play To Host Super Bowl?

Chicago can make a good case to host a Super Bowl, and 2019 is the next chance for a cold-weather city.

CBS Chicago–02/03/2014

US President Barack Obama speaks about Syria from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC, on August 31, 2013. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Obama said he had decided he would go ahead and launch military action on Syria, but he believed it was important for American democracy to win the support of lawmakers. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Contest To Land Presidential Libary Begins, With Obama Friend At Helm

Hawaii, where Barack Obama was born, and Illinois, his longtime home, have been lobbying the Obamas both publicly and privately. New York, where Obama went to college, also has expressed interest.

01/31/2014

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

Emanuel To Competing Chicago Groups: Only One Bid For Obama Library

The mayor indicates Chicago needs a focused approached now that Columbia University in New York is competing for the project.

01/27/2014

A Canadian National freight train idles on Wisconsin Central railroad tracks near Rosemont, Illinois. (File photo by Tim Boyle/Newsmakers)

Emanuel, Other Mayors Support Safety Fee On Hazardous Rail Shipments

Rahm Emanuel often brags about Chicago being a major rail hub. But at the same time, he’s talking about increasing the railroads’ cost of passing through Chicago. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/23/2014

Illinois State Capitol in Springfield

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

(Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

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

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