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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 advising ...
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 in ...

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 Apple ...
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 Side ...
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 by ...
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 margin ...

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 cities, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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)."
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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,” ...
“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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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 a ...
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.


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