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Mayor Daley At Harvard? Former Chicago Mayor Gets 'Visiting Fellowship'

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

He may not be the most eloquent man in the world, but he does have decades of experience leading the country's third largest city. Apparently, that ca...

Rahm Emanuel Is Following Daley's Playbook From 1989

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

I am a fan of the vigorous new mayor of Chicago, but the last five months have given me a certain sense of déjà vu.

Garry McCarthy: City Will Hire More Cops In 2012

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Thursday offered a glimpse into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's upcoming city budget, which will be introduced ne...

Mayor Emanuel's First 100 Days

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 10.22.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When the White House announced Chicago would be the first American city outside Washington to host the NATO and G-8 summits, word got ...

Emanuel Phone Poll Asks About Taxes, Tea Party, Daley And More

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 10.19.2011 | Chicago

A telephone survey of Chicago voters offers the most extensive clues yet about what Mayor Rahm Emanuel might do to close a $636 million budget gap. ...

Open Letter to Mayor Emanuel on Maternity Leave

K. Sujata | Posted 09.13.2011 | Chicago
K. Sujata

Dear Mayor Emanuel: Yesterday's news that you plan to institute paid maternity leave for city employees moves our city firmly in the right direction.

Rahm Talks Ethics Reform, Limits Lobbyist Gifts To $50

Posted 09.04.2011 | Chicago

In a move intended to "rein in the influence of lobbyists and ensure everyone in City government is working for Chicago’s taxpayers," Chicago Mayor ...

Chicago City Council Sweats The Small Stuff

Chicago Reader | Nadia Oehlsen | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago

Newly sworn-in Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a deal with aldermen last week that he said would bring much-needed reform and efficiency to the Chicago C...

PHOTOS: Inauguration Day In Chicago

Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

After a long and dramatic journey, Chicago's new Mayor Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday. Chicago residents gathered in Millennium Park on an unseason...

Rahm Sworn In Today As Chicago's Mayor Daley Leaves Office

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- Rahm Emanuel was sworn in Monday as Chicago's first new mayor in more than two decades, a historic power shift for a city where the re...

Mayor Daley Moves On, And Rahm Moves In | Posted 07.14.2011 | Chicago

On the eve of Mr. Emanuel's inaugural, it is folly to predict his fate. That's especially so given a national economy that a big-city mayor is impoten...

With Apologies to Beyonce: Chicago Women "Run This Motha" This Inauguration Day

Rebecca Sive | Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

I propose Beyonce's anthem for singing on this upcoming inauguration day as we celebrate the inauguration of our new city clerk, Susana Mendoza and repeat winner, City Treasurer Stephanie Neely.

How Will Rahm Approach AIDS In Chicago?

Posted 07.10.2011 | Chicago

Story by Andrew Davis, courtesy of the Windy City Times Among the myriad topics Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel must confront during his term, which start...

Rahm Still Believes in Texas 'Miracles'

Mike Klonsky | Posted 07.05.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

Adding minutes of classroom time might be helpful, depending on how that extra time is used.

Chicago's CEO Short List: Brizard Sounds Like Perfect Candidate for Rahm

Mike Klonsky | Posted 06.12.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

Rahm Emanuel's short list of outsiders for new schools CEO includes Rochester superintendent Jean-Claude Brizard. This, even though Brizard just recently signed a three-year deal at Rochester.

Renewed Call for a TIF Moratorium

David Orr | Posted 06.08.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

For too long, TIFs were used as corporate subsidies. We have far too much at stake in our city to allow TIF money to be poorly used or misused.

Elections Board: Secretive Chicago PAC Doesn't Have To Disclose Donors

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A political action committee that received $855,000 from its nonprofit wing is not required to disclose its funders, the Illinois State Board of Elect...

Rahm's New Political Fund Bankrolled By 4 Prominent Donors

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet on March 18, 2011 11:47 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's political operation--the "New Chicago Committee" is bankrolled by four major Democratic donors, disclosures filed Wednesday...

Will Guzzardi

Patricia Watkins Talks Schools, Housing & 'Consensus' | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Unless your name is Rahm Emanuel, you may have had some trouble attracting media attention to your run for Chicago mayor. First there was the speculat...

Rahm Emanuel Hiring: Asking For Resumes, Ideas At Chicago2011.Org

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Rahm Emanuel won the mayoral election, he vowed to recruit people from all walks of life to be involved with his administration. "If you ever ...

WATCH: Daley Says U.S. Has Become Nation Of 'Whiners'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Retiring Chicago Mayor Richard Daley addressed a full auditorium at Wheaton College in the Chicago suburbs Thursday, where he said the United States h...

Mayor Emanuel's Next Move on Immigration Policy

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Afton Branche

As Chicago's next mayor, Emanuel has a crucial opportunity to prove his critics on immigration policy wrong.

What's the Plan for Women, Now That Rahm Is to Be Our Mayor?

Rebecca Sive | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Rebecca Sive

Chicago women just need to unite across the neighborhood, race, class and ethnic lines they united across in this recent election to elect this new mayor. Time to unite to help our own selves.

Miguel del Valle Rejects Job Offer From Rahm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayoral candidate and City Clerk Miguel del Valle reportedly rejected an offer to co-chair mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's transition team. In an inter...

Emanuel Still Has $2.1 Million To Influence Aldermanic Races

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's fundraising machinery in the Chicago mayoral race was a force of nature. By the day before the election, the Illinois Campaign for Poli...