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Mayor's Office

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 4:11pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Thursday announced that nearly 20,000 Chicago youth were hired for jobs under the One Summer Chicago program this year; Over 280 youth received offers for continued employment

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:35pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday said he is confident that state lawmakers will resolve the government pension crisis, which has a large impact on the city and Chicago Public Schools; City will be required by state law to make a $600 million contribution to police and fire pension funds in 2015

Wed, 09/18/2013 - 2:24pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that Walter Payton College Prep will undergo a $17 million redevelopment to add a new annex and additional classrooms to allow for up to 400 additional students; TIF-funded construction is expected to begin next summer and be completed by December of 2015 

Tue, 09/17/2013 - 3:27pm

Chicago Chief Technology Officer John Tolva on Tuesday laid out elements of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first-ever technology plan, a blueprint the mayor announced this afternoon that includes strategies and initiatives focused on strengthening technology in Chicago.

“It’s time for the shout to catch up with the heartbeat,” Tolva told the audience at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. “It’s time for us to actually tell people what’s been going on here, and that’s the Chicago tech plan.”

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Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:05pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday that $24 million in TIF funds will be spent for updates related to science, technology, engineering and math education at Chicago Public Schools’ Al Raby High School and Faraday and Melody elementaries

Mon, 09/16/2013 - 11:21am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Comcast announced Monday they have partnered with United Way of Metropolitan Chicago to develop Internet facilities near five Chicago Public Schools for students from low-income families; Schools are: Mayo Elementary in Bronzeville, Bass and Nicholson elementaries in Englewood and Hughes and Johnson elementaries in North Lawndale

Fri, 09/13/2013 - 3:31pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy, on Thursday observed the Critical MASS program at Michele Clark High School in the South Austin neighborhood; Program is backed by a five-year, $2 million grant afforded to the city by the Department of the Navy’s Office of Naval Research and aims to implement project-based science, technology, engineering and math lessons for Chicago Public Schools and City Colleges of Chicago students

Thu, 09/12/2013 - 2:20pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel last week called off a $2 billion deal to privatize Midway Airport, but other public-private partnerships are in line for the city; Chicago Infrastructure Trust CEO Stephen Beitler told Crain’s Chicago Business that $75 million worth of public-private energy efficiency projects will soon be announced

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 4:20pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday apologized for the actions of former Chicago Police Department Commander Jon Burge after the City Council approved settlements worth over $12 million for two victims who claim that under Burge's watch, they were tortured by Chicago police in to confessing to crimes they didn’t commit

Wed, 09/11/2013 - 11:21am

Greg Hinz, columnist for Crain’s Chicago Business, wrote that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing increasing pressure in regard to the city’s finances amid a failed bid to privatize Midway Airport, a potential ethics scandal involving his chief financial officer and a looming $700 million pension cliff for 2015

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