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Fool Us Twice? The Peril of Rahm Emanuel's Public Private Partnerships

Donald Cohen | Posted 07.01.2012 | Chicago
Donald Cohen

Chicago knows from experience how partnerships can sour. Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust, if done right, could be a new model for rebuilding urban infrastructure. Done wrong, it'll be just another hand off of public assets to private control.

Finance Expert Predicts We'll "Rue The Day"

Tom Tresser | Posted 06.27.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

Chicago City Council voted 41 - 7 with two aldermen absent. Hey, that's two more nay votes than the parking meter scam got. We're making progress.

Rolling Stone: Rahm Has 'A Problem With Democracy'

Posted 04.05.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the subject Tuesday of a scathing profile published on Rolling Stone's website -- a rare piece of national criticism of...

Coal Plants Shut Down: Hard Work Pays Off, but More Work Ahead

Philip Radford | Posted 05.02.2012 | Green
Philip Radford

After ten years of gritty and determined grassroots work, communities in Chicago triumphed over the corporate polluter in their back yard.

Reforming Chicago's City Government

Keith Koeneman | Posted 03.12.2012 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

The Chicago City Council has tended to suffer from a rather poor reputation. With that in mind, it seems appropriate for Chicagoans to put forth a modest proposal for reforming our city government.

Mayor Emanuel Must Shed Old Paradigms for True Transparency Reform

Nicol Turner-Lee | Posted 02.21.2012 | Chicago
Nicol Turner-Lee

If Mayor Emanuel wishes to foster a more transparent Chicago, he must not only continue the release of city data, but ensure that it is put to creative uses that serve the public.

Happy Birthday, Rahm! What Would You Get The Mayor?

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Tuesday marks Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 52nd birthday. In honor of his special day, it appears possible that the mayor cut back his usually grue...

Rahm Emanuel Comes Out Swinging For President

Michael J. Hunt | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics
Michael J. Hunt

Emanuel told the audience that there is no question about whether President Obama will continue to fight for the middle class and the values Democrats hold dear.

Toothless Watchdog Won't Scare Anyone

Emily J. Miller | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago
Emily J. Miller

Rahm Emanuel is pulling on the leash of City Hall's legally designated watchdog, and that could undermine the new mayor's pledge to make his administration more open, honest and accountable.

Chicago’s Mystery First Lady

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 12.30.2011 | Chicago

When the South Korean president and first lady visited Chicago this month, they were honored at a dinner in the Cultural Center by Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...

Tortured by Police, Wrongly Imprisoned, Chicago Man Perseveres

David Protess | Posted 12.13.2011 | Chicago
David Protess

For a man who has been dealt an horrific fate, Eric Caine remains undaunted. He speaks of a hopeful future. Perhaps that is because his future has brightened in recent months. But perhaps it is also because his past is too painful to discuss.

A Summer of Bicycle-Focused Transportation Policy for Chicagoans

Renee Patten | Posted 12.10.2011 | Chicago
Renee Patten

Chicago is an ideal city for riding a bicycle. It's flat, people are generally respectful of other users of the road, and there are alternative options for commuting if you get stuck in the rain.

Can Rahm Emanuel Fix Chicago's Problems?

Chicago Magazine | Posted 11.26.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel removes his blue suit jacket, puts on dark sunglasses, and hops into the back of his black SUV. He squirts a blob of Purell sanitizer ont...

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 ...

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...

Rahm Emanuel Sends 625 Layoff Notices As Union Showdown Continues

Posted 09.14.2011 | Chicago

The fears of many city workers were realized Friday as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced 625 layoffs after the Chicago Federation of Labor reported...

Rahm Emanuel Promises To Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

Less than three months into his Chicago tenure, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is already making energy efficiency a top priority. Several of Chicago's landmar...

Rahm Emanuel Gets Warm Welcome At Conference Of Mayors

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.19.2011 | Chicago

BALTIMORE -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel was warmly embraced at his U.S. Conference of Mayors debut here, partly because of his celebrity, but more important t...

Emanuel Cracks Down On Credit Card Abuse In City Agencies

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 08.04.2011 | Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday ordered city sister agency employees to immediately stop using government-issued credit cards, after his office learned t...

Mitch Daniels Discusses Decision Not To Run For President, Mocks Rahm Emanuel

Posted 08.02.2011 | Chicago

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels appeared on a conservative Chicago radio show Thursday to discuss his decision not to run for president, and to make a ...

My Advice to Mayor Rahm: How to Be a Real Education Mayor

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Chicago
Julie Woestehoff

Mayor Emanuel, welcome! It's great to have a new mayor who says that improving our schools is his number one priority. That's a great place to start.

Daley's Name To Stick Around Despite New City Leadership

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 07.22.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Richard M. Daley is no longer mayor of Chicago – just don't look too closely at the hundreds of park benches, sidewalks, bridges...

Mayor Emanuel Presides Over First City Council Meeting

NBC Chicago | Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago

Post-Daley Chicago politics publicly began Wednesday as newly inaugurated Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the reins of his first City Council meeting. Eman...

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: Rahm's Journey From The White House To The Fifth Floor

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 07.16.2011 | Chicago

On the day of Rahm Emanuel's inauguration as Chicago's mayor, it seems like forever ago when Mayor Richard M. Daley announced he wouldn't seek another...