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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

Emanuel to appoint new member of Metra board

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that he plans to appoint attorney and former independent alderman Martin Oberman to the troubled Metra Board of Directors.

September 09, 2013 2:21 pm

Emanuel creates panel for closed school buildings

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday he has created a panel to study what to do with nearly 50 Chicago public schools that have been closed as part of aggressive cost-cutting efforts.

August 23, 2013 9:00 pm

Mayor, Illinois lawmakers make case for Chicago casino

CHICAGO | Visitors to the nation's third-largest city are usually spotted wandering the Magnificent Mile, snapping pictures of the Willis Tower and sampling Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but if some persistent Illinois lawmakers and Mayor Rahm Emanuel get their way, a glitzy casino would be…

May 04, 2013 12:00 am
City, Cubs reach $500 million Wrigley renovation deal

City, Cubs reach $500 million Wrigley renovation deal

After months of negotiations, The City of Chicago and Cubs owner Tom Ricketts late Sunday reached a $500 million deal to renovate Wrigley field.

April 15, 2013 6:50 am

Emanuel urges mayors to divest from gun companies

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel is urging mayors nationwide to follow Chicago's lead and sever ties with companies that make or sell assault weapons.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am

Emanuel endorses Illinois gun-safety legislation

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Illinois needs common-sense gun laws to protect children and he's endorsing a series of measures that have been introduced by lawmakers in Springfield.

January 16, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago mayor addresses gun control in Washington

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ordered an analysis of Chicago's city employee pension funds to see if they hold companies that make or sell assault weapons.

January 15, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago mayor wants to lease out Midway airport

CHICAGO | Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking private bidders interested in leasing Midway International Airport for no more than 40 years.

December 21, 2012 6:45 pm
Freeman-Wilson joins Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Press Conference on Assault Weapon Ban

Freeman-Wilson joins Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Press Conference on Assault Weapon Ban

CHICAGO | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered at Chicago city Hall with other mayors, village presidents and law enforcement officials from communities throughout the Chicago region to call for stronger gun regulations and encourage other city leaders to join M…

December 20, 2012 4:37 pm Photos

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Emanuel: Chicago kids 'champs on and off the court'

Emanuel: Chicago kids 'champs on and off the court'

CHICAGO | Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted the city's youth Thursday at a Mount Carmel High School pep rally celebrating the football team's state title.

November 30, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Chicago hopes Obama's re-election will pay off in a big way

CHICAGO | President Barack Obama may have been the biggest winner Tuesday, but for the next four years, at least, Chicago is going to be nobody's Second City.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
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