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Sunshine in Chicago: Don't Write Mayor Emanuel's Political Obituary Yet

Peter Cunningham | Posted 10.17.2016 | Chicago
Peter Cunningham

According to local legend, Richard J. Daley, the Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976, was once told that a group of experts had concluded that American...

On Chicago's Blues: Where Have You Gone, Harold Washington?

Terry Smith | Posted 05.24.2016 | Chicago
Terry Smith

It will take rediscovering the audacity of Harold Washington, Jr. to reverse this mentality.

Rahm Emanuel Raised Money for Hillary Clinton. Another Reason to Vote for Bernie Sanders

H. A. Goodman | Posted 01.25.2017 | Politics
H. A. Goodman

Today's Democratic choices consist of a candidate endorsed by Rahm Emanuel, or Bernie Sanders, a candidate endorsed by 2.3 million contributions from American voters. For Bernie Sanders, the average campaign contribution is less than $30. At one of Emanuel's Chicago fundraising events for Clinton, admission was $2,500.

Trust Rahm?

Roger Wright | Posted 01.06.2017 | Chicago
Roger Wright

The bottom line is SI. Self interest. You can have all the credibility, reliability and intimacy in the world. But when it's all about ME, no one will trust you. So the beauty of the trust equation is that you can use it to figure out all sorts of things.

Illinois' Top 5 Biggest Fails From 2015

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.30.2016 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If you live in Illinois you know there's no shortage of fodder for "fails" in our state over the year. We've chosen 10 to highlight and recap from the year that was.

Rahm!: A Song for Rahm Emanuel

Spencer Green | Posted 12.29.2016 | Comedy
Spencer Green

(apologies to Jerry Herman) Who is the Mayor that makes us inspired? Rahm! He keeps his job when he should be fired Rahm! The corpses go on stackin' ...

Rahm's 'Roseland to Ravenswood'

Roger Wright | Posted 06.02.2016 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Cassie didn't hear Mayor Rahm speak about the shootings from Roseland to Ravenswood because there are no televisions on the street.

Marina Fang

Rahm Emanuel Reverses Position On Policy That Would Affect Chicago-Based United Airlines | Marina Fang | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO -- In a move that shows why Chicago's called "clout city," United Airlines may have used its political influence to strong-arm Chicago Mayor R...

Paul Blumenthal

Chicago Progressives Emboldened After Rahm Emanuel's Super PAC Fails To Beat Them | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chicago voters re-elected Democratic Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a runoff race on April 7, the culmination of an expensive election campaign. ...

Kim Bellware

Rahm Emanuel Survives Runoff To Win Second Term As Chicago Mayor | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.08.2015 | Politics

Incumbent Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel won reelection Tuesday after defeating progressive rival Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in a histor...

Dear Mayor Rahm

Roger Wright | Posted 05.23.2015 | Chicago
Roger Wright

Did my plan work? When your driver came back out on the street, opened the door to your black SUV and handed you a cup of what really is Chicago's best coffee, from our neighborhood place, did he also give you a copy of my book? And if he did, did the title spark enough interest for you to read the story that featured you?

Don't Give Away Your Power on April 7

Andrea L. Zopp | Posted 05.23.2015 | Chicago
Andrea L. Zopp

From now until April 7, we have the power to push both candidates to give specific answers. After you get the questions you want answered, you must take the final step and cast your ballot.

Mark Blumenthal

HUFFPOLLSTER: Clinton Favorability Still Highest Among Candidates | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 03.13.2015 | Politics

Despite some erosion, Hillary Clinton's favorable rating still bests those of the other 2016 contenders. Polls show challenges for Jeb Bush but may no...

An "Ode" to the Appointed Chicago School Board Members

Dave Stieber | Posted 04.12.2015 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

There will be a movement to oust you. It is coming -- actually, it has already started. Alderman in Chicago are taking notice, parents and the community have already noticed and are speaking out. Count your days, because they are becoming fewer.

Rahm Emanuel Challengers Push To Make It Onto The Ballot

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Standing outside a drugstore in the bitter Chicago wind, Jonathan Todd shared tips with...

What Happened To "Rahmbo" Emanuel?

Ted Dabrowski | Posted 09.21.2014 | Chicago
Ted Dabrowski

If Rahm can't save Chicago, then he can forget about running the country.

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'...

To Chicago With Love

Kelsey Minor | Posted 06.22.2014 | Chicago
Kelsey Minor

The City of Chicago without a doubt would be my first love. That city has given me so much and it pains me to watch the turmoil and unrest brewing in our very own country. What can we all do to change this?

Lessons from Detroit: Why Doing What Feels Wrong May Be the Right Answer For Chicago Public School Families

Alana Baum | Posted 11.27.2013 | Chicago
Alana Baum

Had Detroit's lawmakers been courageous enough to ask questions, make tough decisions, stand up to union leadership, build out the city's infrastructure, would their city have gone bankrupt?

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 Emanuel Discusses Plans To Build School On Possibly Toxic Site

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.17.2013 | Chicago

Some Chicago residents are concerned that the district's plans for a new school involve building the facility on a potentially toxic site. Mayor Ra...

Chicago and the Nation's Best and Brightest

Rahm Emanuel | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Rahm Emanuel

The founders of PayPal, YouTube, Netscape and Yelp, who were trained in Illinois, left to start their companies in Silicon Valley. But a new generation of tech talent is staying here, starting new companies and helping to send a signal that Chicago has made a definitive cultural shift.

Putting Students First? In Chicago, Not a Chance

Gregory Michie | Posted 09.24.2013 | Chicago
Gregory Michie

What's happening in Chicago schools -- and in many other places across the country -- is not about putting students first. It's agendas first. Ideology first. Test scores first. Efficiency first.

Amid Massive School Closures, CPS Plans To Open Schools For Dropouts

Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.27.2013 | Chicago

Chicago Public Schools announced plans to open several new schools for former high school dropouts, despite large-scale budget cuts and widespread pro...

Are Rahm's $3 Billion In 'Opportunity Areas' A Privatization Ploy?

Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced a splashy plan to inject three billion dollars into seven Chicago neighborhoods in what the city touted in a Sunday p...