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Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Chicago mayor wants Illinois to reform drug laws

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for smal…

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Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

The Trump International Hotel and Tower is seen looking north on Wabash Avenue in Chicago's famed Loop on Wednesday. Chicago will always have the TRUMP sign on one of its tallest buildings to remind everyone in big, bold letters how Mayor Rahm Emanuel got trumped by The Donald, but now the m…

September 17, 2014 3:56 pm
Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's

CHICAGO | Chicago will always have the TRUMP sign on one of its tallest buildings to remind everyone in big, bold letters how Mayor Rahm Emanuel got trumped by The Donald, but now the mayor is proposing an ordinance to make sure nobody else can do the same.

September 17, 2014 3:54 pm

Emanuel's critics scurry to find 2015 challenger

CHICAGO | Rahm Emanuel swept into the Chicago mayor's office with support from across the city, a nod from favorite son Barack Obama and a promise — some might say a threat — to tackle Chicago's many problems with the same ferocity that made him at times feared in national politics.

August 19, 2014 10:45 am

Chicago mayor holds meeting on city violence

CHICAGO | Three days after a bullet fired on a city street pierced a wall and killed an 11-year-old girl playing inside a house, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered law enforcement officials, educators and others on Monday to talk about violence in the city.

July 21, 2014 2:08 pm

Preckwinkle rules out bid for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.

July 15, 2014 3:24 pm

Professor: New police-file policy will shine light

CHICAGO | An agreement to make public all completed investigations of Chicago police misconduct will shine a light like never before on a department that has long been dogged by a reputation for brutality and a code of silence, according to a law school professor involved in the litigation t…

July 14, 2014 3:03 pm
Chicago pensions could affect elections into 2015

Chicago pensions could affect elections into 2015

CHICAGO | The new law overhauling two Chicago pension systems has factored into the re-election bid for Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

June 10, 2014 2:23 pm
Chicago pensions could affect elections into 2015

Chicago pensions could affect elections into 2015

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks at a news conference in October 2013 in Chicago. On Monday, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation that would help Chicago reduce a multibillion-dollar pension shortfall but could lead to a property tax increase. Chicago has the worst-funded pension syst…

June 10, 2014 2:25 pm

Chicago mayor offers gun store law, critics pounce

CHICAGO | Forced by court order to allow long-banned gun stores to open in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday introduced an ordinance that is so strict and so dramatically limits where the stores can operate that critics say it is little more than a continuation of the city's longtime ban.

May 28, 2014 4:11 pm

Chicago Mayor Emanuel to appear on 'Tonight Show'

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel is to appear on "The Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, making good on his promise after the host came to Chicago in March and jumped into the icy Lake Michigan.

May 22, 2014 1:46 pm

Chicago mayor promotes new infrastructure thinking

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will use a keynote address Thursday at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to promote the idea of courting private investors to bankroll infrastructure projects in return for a share of the profits.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am

Lawmakers fear blame for Chicago pension tax hike

SPRINGFIELD | A fast-tracked plan to overhaul two Chicago city-pension programs slowed in the Illinois House Thursday, as nervous lawmakers said they fear backlash for a massive property-tax increase even if they don't directly approve it.

April 03, 2014 3:26 pm

Chicago pension fix gets quick committee approval

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Less than 48 hours after it was proposed, an Illinois House committee gave quick approval Wednesday to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to fix two underfunded Chicago pension systems in part by levying a massive property tax increase.

April 02, 2014 3:36 pm

Chicago among many Ill. cities in pension straits

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for fixing part of the nation's worst municipal pension crisis is now in the hands of state lawmakers — and it's likely just the first of many from cities across the state seeking legislative help for their employee retirement funds.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

Mayors say big cities are driving U.S. resurgence

CHICAGO | Mayors of some of America's biggest cities said Thursday that cities, not Washington, D.C., are driving the country's economic growth.

March 06, 2014 10:30 pm

Chicago mayor wants 6 months to write gun sale law

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel has instructed city attorneys to ask for a six-month delay on firearms sales in Chicago.

January 10, 2014 12:00 am
Chicago Cubs make plans for Wrigley 100th birthday

Chicago Cubs make plans for Wrigley 100th birthday

Wrigley Field turns 100 in 2014.

November 12, 2013 6:50 am

Emanuel says he'll back Quinn for governor

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says there's no question he will back Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's re-election bid, despite his friendship with a Republican challenger.

October 24, 2013 12:58 pm

Tougher gun law proposals trigger call for caution

SPRINGFIELD | One of Illinois’ top Democrats says the state’s shaky fiscal condition must be considered when lawmakers take up debate on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to require tougher prison sentences for gun crimes.

October 08, 2013 9:22 am
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