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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.
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...

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.
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...

‘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.
Record-breaking cold brings city to its knees; students begrudgingly stand back up for Monday classes
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...

‘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.
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...

Possible JUUL ban could affect students across the country

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...

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)
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....

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)
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...

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes more cops

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposes more cops
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...

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)
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...

Mayor Emanuel unable to capture majority, faces runoff

Mayor Emanuel unable to capture majority, faces runoff
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,...

Storify: Chicago Women’s Mayoral Forum

January 25, 2015

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