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Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Solving Chicago's Economic Crisis

Steve Siebold | Posted 03.13.2014 | 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 04.14.2014 | 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 ...

Chicago Public School Students Are Not Widgets, But They Are Pawns

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 05.27.2013 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

Students have become pawns in what seems to be a simple math problem as presented by CPS, but is really a culture, community and citywide issue of how to create safe and effective schools for all students regardless of race, family income and geographic location.

Why Are Leaky Pipes Political Gold for Gov. Pat Quinn?

David Ormsby | Posted 03.19.2013 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Leaky pipes can be a politician's best friend. Good government remains good politics. Gov. Quinn announced a loan to the city of Chicago to replace seven miles of aging, leaking, wheezing water pipeline with a "jobs, jobs, jobs" message.

The Open Seats of Chicago Public Schools

Dave Stieber | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago
Dave Stieber

The budget is all about priorities and it is time we make the mayor and the appointed Board of Education understand ours, because as a teachers and parents our priorities are about the kids.

Whose Schools? Our Schools!

Susan Eleuterio | Posted 11.20.2012 | Chicago
Susan Eleuterio

In the old days, teachers would have been told how to vote. Today, they are part of the process. The teachers want (and deserve) to be part of the decision making.

The Chicago Dancing Festival, the Largest Free Dancing Festival in North America

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.20.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

The Chicago Dancing Festival, in its sixth year, will once again spread its wings and bring dance to the public by offering six days of free performances, movies and discussions centered around all types of dance.

Mayor's Office Employee Arrested Twice For Allegedly Soliciting Sex

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | Patrick Rehkamp | Posted 08.09.2012 | Chicago

This story is courtesy of the Better Government Association: When Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel holds a news conference, Gene McNeil is the city emplo...

Gov. DeVal Patrick:I Will Not Let Obama Be Bullied Out Of Office!

Lonna Saunders | Posted 09.11.2012 | Black Voices
Lonna Saunders

Patrick shared with the audience that he had been written off when he ran for re-election as governor of Massachusetts in 2010. That he had not accomplished all he had wanted to at that juncture. Just as the president has more he wants to accomplish.

WATCH: Rahm On Zakaria GPS: 'I'm Loving This Job'

Posted 06.12.2012 | Chicago

While for many Chicagoans, Rahm Emanuel wasn't on the radar until he moved back to take the throne in his home-before-D.C., his connection to Presiden...

Rahm's First Year: Looking Back On The Mayor's Big Moves

Posted 05.16.2012 | Chicago

Wednesday marks a year since Rahm Emanuel took office as Chicago's mayor. And what a year it's been. A poll of 700 Chicago voters conducted by the ...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Rolls Out Public Relations Razzle-Dazzle

David Ormsby | Posted 06.03.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In the spite of the public relations razzle-dazzle, the substance of the mayor's strategy is unshakably sound.

Rahm Vows To Push For Gay Marriage In Illinois

Posted 02.16.2012 | Chicago

Days after Illinois Governor Pat Quinn expressed uncertainty over the recently-introduced Marriage Fairness Act that would legalize same-sex marriage ...

Will Rahm Emanuel's Gun Plan End His Springfield Success Streak?

David Ormsby | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

In Springfield Rahm was on roll. Rahm Emanuel put his formidable political persuasive powers behind doable deals. Springfield morphed from Springfiend to Springfriend for a Chicago mayor. Until now.

Toni Preckwinkle, Rahm Emanuel Reveal Shared Budget Savings, Different PR Styles

David Ormsby | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Emanuel and Preckwinkle this week released a joint budget efficiency report that revealed that the two governments have saved taxpayers $20 million in the last six months. It also revealed a difference in public relations between the two.

Mayors To Make Controversial New Announcement

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Working with marriage-equality advocates Freedom to Marry, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the heads of several other major American cities will ...

Chicago Can't Wait, Mayor Emanuel: Residents Unveil City Hall Exhibit on Human Costs of Deadly Coal-Fired Plants

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Calling for an end to the deadly and costly pollution from the Fisk and Crawford plants on the west side of Chicago, neighborhood families supporters posted photos of their affected children, elderly and businesses at City Hall.

Emanuel, Madigan Back State Rep. Kelly Cassidy In Primary Battle

David Ormsby | Posted 01.22.2012 | Chicago
David Ormsby

A political brawl is in brewing between two high-profile lesbian human rights activists for an Illinois state House seat, a clash which has drawn in Chicago's newly minted mayor and the state's powerful House Speaker.

WATCH: City, State To Invest $1 Billion In Red Line Renovations

Posted 01.03.2012 | Chicago

A $646 million state capital investment grant announced Thursday will be combined with other state, local and federal funds to invest $1 billion in re...