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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mell Replacement a Chance to Start a Fresh Example for All

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.08.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Rigging in every way, shape and form is wrong. And it's been done by both major parties all over Illinois for generations. It's time we all demanded it stop.

Chicago Mayor Losing African-American Support

www.newsmax.com | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices

When President Obama said that Rahm Emanuel, his former White House Chief of Staff, would make a fine mayor for Chicago, the city's black voters took ...

City Council Sprouts Dueling 'Progressive' Caucuses

Posted 03.14.2013 | Chicago

Mayor, Mayor, in City Hall, who's the most progressive caucus of them all? The caucus ruckus began Tuesday when nine aldermen broke from the pack ...

What Would Maggie Daley Say About Her Park?

Hermene Hartman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Chicago
Hermene Hartman

We need a priority check. Both mayors should understand, Chicago will never be world-class if the gangs keep shooting; Chicago priorities and values should be safety first, education second, parks third.

While the Meter Runs on the City's Legal Tab, Children Lack Protection

David Protess | Posted 10.01.2012 | Chicago
David Protess

$82 million for public safety. That's how much Mayor Rahm Emmanuel slashed from the city's budget to reduce the deficit. In times of tapped out taxpayers, it's hard to quarrel with the mayor's goal. But what about the impact on concerned residents?

CeaseFire Creates 'Interrupters' at Street Level

Mike Smith | Posted 09.04.2012 | Crime
Mike Smith

With murders at a 37 percent increase in Chicago, the mayor needed to stop the bleeding occurring due to violent crime. So it's not entirely surprising to learn that Chicago is turning to street gang ex-cons and neighborhood insiders or "interrupters" to help treat the virus.

Big Data and a Brave New World

Ben Hecht | Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago
Ben Hecht

In this early stage of innovating with Big Data in cities, the challenge is not how to do something with nothing but how to do anything with a lot.

Does Rahm Emanuel's Endorsement Help Christian Mitchell in Legislative Primary Fight?

David Ormsby | Posted 05.02.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been actively wading into Democratic legislative primary fights. And Emanuel did so again recently, throwing his support to Christian Mitchell. What will Rahm's support reel in that Mitchell lacks?

Rahm Says He Has 'Great Relationship' With Obamas After Book Details Drama

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel briefly responded to reports of tension between himself, President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama during a press conference on...

Cities And Schools, Struggling For Revenue, Get Creative With Ad Space

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON and ROBERT RAY | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

CHICAGO — Seven vinyl banners draped this month along one of Chicago's most iconic bridges, advertisements some have dubbed "a visual crime" and...

What Would Rahm Teach?

Keith Ecker | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago
Keith Ecker

What would you want Mayor Emanuel to teach? Here are some of my top-of-mind suggestions.

Jen Sabella

City Stepping Up Social Media Game With Foursquare Partnership

HuffingtonPost.com | Jen Sabella | Posted 11.16.2011 | Chicago

If you're still gloating over the fact that you are "mayor" of five Chicago bars on Foursquare, a new partnership announced by real Chicago Mayor Rahm...

Borders Seller Donates 8,000 Books To Chicago Schools

Posted 11.12.2011 | Chicago

On Wednesday, the last remaining Borders book store in Chicago will shut its doors. While the closures have disappointed some local residents, some Ch...

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 ...

PHOTOS: Chicago Railroad Transforming Into Corridor Of Green

| Erin Chan Ding | Posted 10.13.2011 | Chicago

The sun shone on Beth White and Ben Helphand on an August Sunday as they stood on a North Side viaduct, each with their feet planted in the middle of ...

The Reinvention Of Rahm Emanuel

BusinessWeek | Posted 10.05.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel doesn't sleep much. You can see it in his eyes, perpetually shadowed in dark circles. He gets up often in the middle of the night to chec...

WATCH: Rahm Talks Workout Plan, Marriage Equality

Posted 08.30.2011 | Chicago

What with the intense showdowns only just beginning between himself and city employee unions generally and the city's teacher union particularly, not ...

Tips for Chicago's TIF Panel

David Orr | Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago
David Orr

Members of Mayor Emanuel's newly appointed TIF panel will soon roll up their sleeves to start rebuilding city policy on TIFs. This is a welcome development.

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...

Mayor Emanuel Announces $75 Million In Budget Cuts

Posted 07.17.2011 | Chicago

Updated story When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel took his oath of office on Monday, he was well aware of the challenges ahead, especially one: his t...

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...

Chicagoans Brave Rain And Wind For Rahm's Inauguration Concert

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 07.15.2011 | Chicago

A poncho-wearing Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel blended in with a small, soaking wet crowd Saturday afternoon at Grant Park during a concert to kick off his...

Joe Biden Expected To Attend Rahm Emanuel's Inauguration

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will be on hand when former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is sworn in as Chicago's new mayor. E...

The Boss, Finally: Rahm Emanuel's Challenges As Mayor Of Chicago

GQ | David MendellPhotograph by Brigitte Lacombe | Posted 07.12.2011 | Chicago

And now, a recap of the 2011 Chicago mayoral election from @MayorEmanuel:"If you have a giant fucking pile of money and a bunch of dumb fucks running ...