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COMMENTARY: Chicago will remember Emanuel as he was, not as he wants

Rahm Emanuel bids farewell as he leaves the mayor's office for the final time.

Benjamin Conboy, Editor-in-Chief

May 20, 2019

Rahm Emanuel walked out of his City Hall for the final time as mayor of Chicago on Friday. The paintings depicting an industrial Chicago that hung on the walls of his fifth-floor office were gone. The room he had occupied for eight years looked barren, cold and empty. A political heavyweight who ruled...

Chicago aldermen OK $2.4M in tax subsidies for developers of Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

The proposed Lincoln Yards development will sit on 50 acres of riverfront property on the Northwest Side. The site will be home to a transportation hub, retail shops, office space, public parks and residential units.

Associated Press

April 10, 2019

The Chicago City Council has approved $2.4 billion in tax subsidies for two major developments after Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot said she would drop her opposition. Aldermen voted Wednesday morning on the packages. An earlier vote was delayed when Lightfoot said she wanted to review the tax packages....

‘L’ freezes over

The Fullerton Red Line platform during rush hour on Jan. 30. Temperatures reaching -23 degrees left public transit services empty of passengers.

Carina Smith, News Editor

February 4, 2019

While the polar vortex closed the doors to classes in the middle of the week, students found ways to keep themselves busy and warm as the city shut down because of the record-breaking cold. With little else to do, many students opted to stay indoors and catch up on homework or watch a new show. Junior Sym...

‘We never, ever punted a problem,’ Emanuel tells DePaul

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins journalism professor Carol Marin on Tuesday, Jan. 28 to speak to students about the relationship between  journalists and public officials.

Doug Klain, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2019

The City of Chicago was battening down the hatches in preparation for record-freezing temperatures, but Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn’t afraid to crack a joke. “Is anybody cold?” he chuckled as he entered an event for journalism students at DePaul University. With three months left as mayor, Emanu...

Possible JUUL ban could affect students across the country

Jack Breslin, Contributing Writer

October 1, 2018

Steven Senne | AP In less than two years, JUUL and other electronic cigarettes have become a viral sensation among college and high school students across the nation, but the trend might be leaving just as quickly as it arrived. On Sept. 12, the Food and Drug Administration gave JUUL and other electroni...

Emanuel: Chicago will protect DREAMers despite DACA termination

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has previously proclaimed Chicago a “sanctuary city” and has refused to allow immigration agencies into city jails without a warrant. (AP Photo, Matt Marton)

Zainab Ikram

September 18, 2017

President Donald Trump’s administration has recently announced that they will be rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and is giving Congress six months to replace it. DACA allowed thousands of undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to stay in ...

Funding for new cops still uncertain

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduces Eddie Johnson, the current Chief of Patrol, as the Interim Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department at CPD Headquarters on March 28, 2016.  (Brian Cassella | Tribune News Service)

Zainab Ikram

October 10, 2016

While the city has been quite clear about its intention to hire about 1,000 new police officers to halt rampant crime problems, it left one important aspect out: how much the effort will cost. By the end of two years, the department will have hired 970 police officers (516 officers, 92 field training...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes more cops

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes more cops

Brenden Moore and Kyle Woosley

September 26, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed a broad plan Sept. 22 to solve the violence plaguing many Chicago neighborhoods, centered on hiring nearly 1,000 more police officers. The mayor argued the increased manpower and tougher penalties for gun offenders will go a long way towards getting the city’s surging cr...

Commentary: Rahm Emanuel reigns on in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes his victory speech at Plumbers Union hall the night of Tuesday, April 7. (Danielle Harris / The DePaulia)

Brenden Moore

April 12, 2015

“Chicago ain’t ready for reform yet,” said former 43rd Ward Alderman Paddy Bauler upon his victory over a reform candidate in 1939. Indeed, this line became one of folklore as Chicago went from being a haven for gangsters to a safe place for elected officials to perfect their craft of graft. Read More ...

Mayor Emanuel unable to capture majority, faces runoff

Mayor Emanuel unable to capture majority, faces runoff

Brenden Moore

February 24, 2015

  Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed to an April 7 runoff with Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia after failing to get the 50 percent plus one needed to win tonight. With most precincts reporting, Emanuel has about 45 percent of the vote — well ahead of Garcia who took 34 percent — while other challengers Bob Fioretti, Willie Wilson and William ‘Dock’ Walls split the res...

Storify: Chicago Women’s Mayoral Forum

Kathryn Eardley

January 25, 2015

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