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Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor: Chicago School Cuts Include Layoffs, Less Maintenance

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts - including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportatio...

Chicago Schools Pension Payment Impacts 1,400 Jobs

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools said Tuesday 1,400 jobs will be "impacted" after Illinois lawmakers failed to prov...

What Can Chicago Learn From Baltimore?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 05.14.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Could Chicago see the kind of angst viewed in Baltimore last month and Ferguson last year? One Illinois professor says racially charged civil unrest and dissatisfaction with police in Chicago might be inevitable.

Spike Lee's 'Chiraq' Film Title Draws Backlash From Local Officials

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.23.2015 | Black Voices

The title of Spike Lee's upcoming film, 'Chiraq', has drawn some criticism in Chicago. The proposed project, which is reportedly set to highlight b...

Rahm Emanuel is the Progressive, Pro-Business Choice for Mayor

John Atkinson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Chicago
John Atkinson

Rahm Emanuel understands this all very well as his three terms in the White House under two Presidents taught him that you can have both. Examine some of his major initiatives and you see this philosophy in action.

Women's Rights at 87th Oscars: Why #AskHerMore Should Focus on Asking Actresses to Run for Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 04.25.2015 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

The #AskHerMore twitter campaign highlighted at last night's 87th Academy Awards by Reese Witherspoon and others, points out the disparity in the types of questions asked of the 44 women nominees compared with those asked of their male counterparts.

Chicago's Mayoral Race

Tio Hardiman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Chicago's upcoming Mayoral Race could be up for grabs with four strong contenders looking to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel this February. We have Dr. Willie Wilson, William "Dock" Walls, Alderman Bob Fioretti, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia.

Black Ties, Boleyns and News Boys: Three Shows in Four Days

Robert Bullen | Posted 02.14.2015 | Chicago
Robert Bullen

The challenge was simple: Three wildly different shows in four days. My 68-year-old mother joined me and provided her input.

I Would Be So Thankful If Only Chicago Had an Elected School Board

Dave Stieber | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

We have a school board that is handpicked by the mayor and therefor does whatever the mayor tells them to do, because if they go against him -- then guess what? They are no longer on the school board.

Kim Bellware

Lawmakers Call For Investigation Of Rahm Emanuel Campaign Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) is under scrutiny for accepting what potentially could be considered illegal campaign cash from financial firms that ma...

Algal Blooms Threaten Public Health, Great Lakes Mayors Fight Back

Roger Germann | Posted 12.02.2014 | Chicago
Roger Germann

In response, last week Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel convened mayors from four states and two Canadian provinces, connected by the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River, for a Summit on Drinking Water Protection.

How to Get Away with Murder, Where Race Doesn't Matter

Lonna Saunders | Posted 11.29.2014 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

For in creator Shonda Rhimes' ABC Network Thursday night three-show slate of Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder, race doesn't matter.

Lessons Learned in Englewood: 8 Years of Reflections From a CPS Teacher

Dave Stieber | Posted 11.24.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Teachers know that kids can detect a good teacher in the first few minutes of meeting us. Well, my Englewood students could detect a good teacher in seconds.

EXPO/CHICAGO Announces Participation of Premier Galleries and Citywide Celebration of ARTS and CULTURE

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 08.02.2014 | Arts
Sugar Rautbord

A well-traveled Tony Karman, President and Director of EXPO CHICAGO, recently returned from visiting Galleries in Berlin, Paris, Milan, Madrid, London, Amsterdam, Vienna, Mexico City, Basel, Canada and Brussels.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Maintaining the Status Quo in Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 07.07.2014 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

So the Chicago Mercantile Exchange wants a world-class education system yet will not give a minute fraction of its wealth and revenue to actually make this a reality?

Chicago Gears Up for the James Beard Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

The impact of so many great chefs and excellent restaurants can be felt by the James Beard Foundation announcing its nominees in Chicago, rather than New York.

CNN Announces New Reality Show Rahm Emanuel: A Towering God Among Men

Spencer Green | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Following the success of Chicagoland, CNN has announced it will produce a new reality series titled Rahm Emanuel: A Towering God Among Men. "We haven'...

Solving Chicago's Economic Crisis

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.13.2014 | Chicago
Steve Siebold

The financial nightmare that's been facing Chicago seems to be getting worse. Moody's Investor Services downgraded the city's credit rating on $8.3 b...

Crime Statistics in Third World America (Update)

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 12.23.2014 | Politics
Janet Tavakoli

Since our city leaders love to tout statistics to tell us crime is down, then let's see if their statistics stand up to a basic test from additional statistics.

Ranking CPS Schools: It's Easy as 1-2-3

Matt Farmer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago
Matt Farmer

The numbers are in, the spreadsheets have been released, and CPS parents now know whether their kids are currently attending Level 1, 2 or 3 schools. Whatever that means.

Reform, Revenue, Time

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.01.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel came into office warning that the city needed to prepare for its "day of reckoning" on pension debt. But now that pension reform in Springfield has bogged down, Emanuel wants to push that day well into the future.

Rahm Hoping Chicago Forgets Everything in Time for 2015

Dave Stieber | Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

Rahm is betting that the voters of Chicago will forget about the countless things he has done to continue to harm working class communities across the city. He is attempting to do a few "good" things just in time for his attempt at a 2015 reelection. Unfortunately for Rahm he doesn't realize that Chicago is a city of historians who don't forget.

Rahm Makes Late-Night Round On 'Letterman' Tonight

Posted 09.09.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is about to be everywhere this week. The Mayor is getting beamed into households across the country this week, starting ...

Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Weighs in on New Orleans Police Monitor

G. Flint Taylor | Posted 07.15.2013 | Chicago
G. Flint Taylor

During a week in which Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's disapproval rate on two racially charged local issues skyrocketed, he found time to write a glowing letter to Federal District Judge Susie Morgan.

'Give In Now. Rahm Will Win. Rahm Always Wins.'

Posted 04.04.2013 | Chicago

Zeke Emanuel, the oldest brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, offered simple advice to the Chicago Teachers Union Wednesday. If you're fighting his ...