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Mayor Rahm Emanuel

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

Robert Bullen | Posted 12.15.2014 | 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 11.22.2014 | 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 ...

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.