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A new robocall is circulating that calls on Chicagoans to register to vote. The controversial call uses salty language to blame Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council for "squeezing every nickel out of voters" from red light cameras to the bag tax. Former State Senator Rickey Hendon, who is ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the growing field challenging him in the February 2019 election will be able to raise unlimited amounts of money after one candidate on Wednesday said he made a large contribution to his own campaign. Businessman Willie Wilson, who ran unsuccessfully against Emanuel ...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel explained how he sees Apple helping Chicago public school students learn how to code after the company's education-themed keynote on Tuesday. Emanuel spoke with Recode's Kara Swisher after Apple's event at Lane Tech College Prep High School, where ... technology
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday distanced himself from police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's controversial move to declare the police shooting of Quintonio LeGrier and Bettie Jones justified, while also praising Johnson's work on police Department reform efforts. Emanuel was appearing at a West ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared in court Thursday for a deposition to explain what he knew about a controversial police shooting. A judge ordered the release of a letter by the Chicago police Supt. Eddie Johnson that called that shooting justified Thursday. The judge also ruled that depositions given ...
The Democratic pollster to whom Rahm Emanuel once famously sent a dead fish on Thursday delivered the political version of a dead fish to the mayor's doorstep: a poll that, Alan Secrest claims, shows Emanuel is unelectable. The poll of 800 registered and likely Chicago voters--with a 3.5 percent ...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Congressman Luis Gutierrez are in Puerto Rico to deliver aid and to inspect the damage left behind by Hurricane Maria last year. Emanuel delivered medical supplies from Chicago hospitals and also presented checks to help in the relief efforts in multiple ... Rico
Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy joined ABC7 to talk about his run for mayor. (WLS). WLS. Friday, March 23, 2018 07:29AM. CHICAGO (WLS) --. Earlier this week, former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced he is running for mayor of Chicago, putting him against the man who ... Rico
The 2019 election for Chicago mayor may be nearly a year away, but the race escalated quickly Thursday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel launching an attack tying Garry McCarthy to President Donald Trump, just hours after the former Chicago top cop announced a bid to unseat his onetime boss. The Emanuel ... Rico
With Loyola set to take on Nevada in the Sweet 16, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is placing a friendly wager on the Ramblers. Loyola, back in the tournament's Round of 16 for the first time since 1985, will battle the Wolf Pack on Thursday night in Atlanta in hopes of reaching the Elite Eight for the first time ... Rico
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, seen here speaing at the City Club of Chicago luncheon in Chicago on March 14, 2018, may face a long list of credible challengers when he's up for re-election next year. (Antonio Perez / Chicago Tribune). John KassContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Many of you might think that after Tuesday's ... Rico
Officials in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration have declined to discuss details of the impending visit or what steps they are taking to make their sales pitch to Amazon. One of the reasons they've been so tight-lipped: They are operating under nondisclosure agreements with the company, the source ... Rico
CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel challenged the Knoxville, Tenn., mayor to a whiskey wager on Saturday. The Loyola Ramblers and Tennessee Volunteers are facing off Saturday evening in the NCAA Tournament. Emanuel sent Mayor Madeline Rogero a tweet Saturday morning, saying he'd ... Rico
Chicago has withdrawn from the effort to bring the 2026 World Cup to North America, a spokesman for Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday. Soldier Field was one of 32 potential venues on a list released last year by the joint bid committee that's vying to bring the world's biggest sporting event to the U.S. ... Rico
UPDATE, March 15 — American Airlines has dropped its opposition to O'Hare Airport's $8.5 billion expansion after reaching a deal with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago Tribune reported. In exchange for American's cooperation, the city will speed up construction of three new gates that the ... Rico
Mayor Emanuel stopped by the Steve Cochran Show after a late night of negotiantions regarding the plan to modernize O'Hare. They announced that they all support the city's transformational proposal. We also discussed the the ground breaking on a second Gotham Greens in Pullman. The Mayor also ... Rico
A young tech entrepreneur from the South Side quietly has begun organizing a bid to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next year's election. You may be hearing of Neal Sales-Griffin for the first time now, but he's been reaching out to political players for several months now, seeking their support in the ... Rico

Michael Avenatti—Daniels's lawyer—used to work with our very own Mayor Rahm Emanuel! ... in college and later in law school, Michael worked at a political opposition research and media firm run by Rahm Emanuel (who later became White House Chief of Staff and is presently the Mayor of Chicago)." Rico
A judge has ordered that Rahm Emanuel and Eddie Johnson be questioned in the case of Bettie Jones and Quintonio LeGrier. (WLS). WLS. By Jessica D'Onofrio and Leah ... A Cook County judge ordered Wednesday that both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Supt. Eddie Johnson should testify about a ... Rico
State Rep. Jeanne Ives, a Republican candidate for governor, speaks in January 2018 at a VFW hall in McHenry County. She has submitted legislation to stop Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial city ID card. (E. Jason Wambsgans / Chicago Tribune). John KassContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Jeanne Ives, the ... Rico
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has filed a lawsuit against the nation's three largest opioid distributors, alleging they unlawfully circulated the addictive narcotics in the city. The lawsuit, filed in federal court late Monday, is against AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and McKesson ... Rico
Declaring that America is in the midst of a gun violence crisis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday urged state lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner to approve a series of gun control bills and called on the public to hold officials' feet to the fire this week and in the upcoming elections. Lawmakers could consider ... Rico
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday dismissed as “upside-down and inside-out” President Donald Trump's suggestion that arming trained teachers could deter school shootings. “It is absurd, at any way you look at it, by President Trump that the best way to protect our kids is to bring more guns into schools,” ... Rico
“We seek to gather to denounce the crimes of the Rahm Emanuel administration against poor and working families, especially Black and Brown communities of Chicago,” read a Facebook event page created to organize the protest. For two hours Tuesday night, protesters chanted slogans including “Rahm ... Rico
When Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, was recently in New York to appear on Stephen Colbert's late-night television show, Colbert asked how he would enforce his declaration that Chicago was now a “Trump-free zone.” “The whole thing? How does that work?” Colbert asked. Yes, Emanuel replied ... Rico
Mayor Rahm Emanuel likes to play the alpha male, but there's at least one woman he admits can make him quake in his dress shoes — his mom, Marsha Emanuel. And the mayor this week bonded with actor David Schwimmer over their shared plight at the hands of what they characterized as overbearing ... Rico
Paul Vallas said “he fears me as a candidate,” in an interview this week about Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Brian Nguyen / Chicago Tribune). John KassContact ReporterChicago Tribune. The race for governor of Illinois is the shiny object now. But just offstage from the gubernatorial drama is something more important to the city. Rico
Mayor Rahm Emanuel didn't say Monday whether he will support the creation of a civilian board with the power to fire Chicago's police superintendent and to set Police Department policy, as outlined in a long-awaited report from the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability. The proposal to create a ... Rico
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson are among a group of Chicago leaders who want Gov. Bruce Rauner to take immediate action on a gun bill, instead of waiting until after this month's primary election. The gun dealer licensing bill has been sitting on Gov. Rauner's desk since March 1. Rico
Mayor Rahm Emanuel -- who was "beyond outraged" last month about revelations of unsanitary conditions found inside many Chicago Public Schools -- said Monday he has spoken with Schools CEO Janice Jackson, and "I have all the confidence you'll see a solution to this." Asked Monday about ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presided Saturday over a ceremonial “ribbon-cutting” for a city-subsidized project with potential to provide recreational opportunities for 4,000 inner-city students and bolster the mayor's standing among African-American voters whose support he desperately needs to win a third term.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that the City will look to persuade Apple to build its newly announced campus in Chicago. The tech giant and hire 20,000 workers over the next five years, pledging $350 billion toward the effort. “Apple's roots in Chicago are deep,” Emanuel said at a news conference ...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was heckled on Friday while he was trying to convince University of Michigan students to move to the Windy City. Speaking at the University of Michigan on the apparent benefits of life in the Chi post-graduation, Emanuel's storied poise was dealt a blow by protesters scornful ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel headed to the University of Michigan on Friday to pitch students on the benefits of moving to Chicago after graduation, only to face hecklers opposed to his plan to spend $95 million on a new West Side police training academy. In a short video posted to Twitter, Emanuel is onstage ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have finally picked up an A-list re-election foe, one who's as well-known in local politics as him: former gubernatorial hopeful and Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas. In a phone interview, Vallas said he's "seriously considering" running for mayor in 2019. Sign up for the ...
With Mayor Rahm Emanuel looking on from his perch at the front of council chambers, aldermen criticized and cajoled, trying to build support or stoke opposition among colleagues on the issue of giving Presence Health a $5.6 million tax subsidy to help pay for its downtown corporate headquarters.
CHICAGO -- Former Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has launched a website and scheduled a campaign fundraiser for next month as he continues to take steps toward challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel next year. The native New Yorker, who ran the Chicago Police Department for more ...
Chicago principals association President Troy LaRaviere has filed the paperwork to launch a campaign to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2019. The move had been expected after LaRaviere first told the Chicago Tribune in November that he would challenge Emanuel. Creating the Troy for Chicago ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, interviewed former White House colleague David Axelrod for Emanuel's podcast. (Chicago Tribune). Kim JanssenChicago Tribune. Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't like to be publicly reminded that he grew up on the North Shore. But when he's being ribbed by a close pal like David Axelrod, ...
Garry McCarthy is planning to hold a fundraiser next month for a potential challenge to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but McCarthy says his mind isn't yet set on taking the plunge. McCarthy served as the city's top cop between 2011 and 2015 and was ousted by Emanuel after the release of the Laquan McDonald ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by the Steve Cochran Show for the first time in 2018. He covered everything from the city, both the issues that plague us as well as great things happening like the Whole Foods distribution center in Pullman. Audio Player.
Jorge Ramirez, President of the Chicago Federation of Labor, in 2015. File Photo. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times. Fran Spielman · @fspielman | email. Sign-Up for our Newsletter Sign-Up. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has locked in labor peace through the 2019 mayoral election with 10,000 unionized city workers in the ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday called Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy's claim that the mayor is making Chicago “whiter” and wealthier a “hallucinatory” insult. Emanuel said he's “looking forward to ideas, not insults” in his first public comments since Kennedy on Wednesday accused him of ...
(Phil Velasquez / Chicago Tribune). Kim JanssenContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia endorsed Chris Kennedy for governor back in September — and he has a well-known history with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, whom he forced into a 2015 runoff election. So it was more a ...
Democratic governor candidate Chris Kennedy on Wednesday accused Mayor Rahm Emanuel of leading a “strategic gentrification plan” aimed at forcing African-Americans and other minorities out of Chicago to make the city “whiter” and wealthier. “I believe that black people are being pushed out of ...
As a result, the streets erupted in protest, and some thought Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on his way out. Now, however, members from certain communities are singing a different tune. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley looked at Emanuel's resurrection, and how he managed to pull it off. In 2015 ...
Maybe if Mayor Rahm Emanuel spent less time on late night talk shows attacking President Donald Trump, he'd have more time to manage city business, including preventing embarrassing public reversals of politically ill-advised litigation against the estate of a slain teenager. While the lawsuit may have ...
Rahm Emanuel appeared Tuesday on Stephen Colbert's “Late Show” and wowed the host and audience with his rabid anti-Trump rhetoric. Perhaps jealous of his famous Hollywood power-agent brother, Ari Emanuel, Rahm giddily joined the cacophony of late-night TV anti-Trump snark and, unknowingly, ...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will get a brief break from his troubles in Chicago thanks to a star in the vast constellation of brother Ari Emanuel. When news broke that Emanuel will go to New York to be a guest on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday, I couldn't help but immediately suspect Colbert is ...
In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks during a news conference in Chicago. Chicago will keep fighting President Donald Trump's immigration policies with a federal lawsuit alleging it's illegal for the federal government to withhold public safety grants from so-called ...


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