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Mayor's Office

Fri, 11/15/2013 - 3:23pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, while in Mexico City on Thursday, signed a new agreement with the city’s Mayor Miguel Mancera establishing a sister-city relationship between Chicago and Mexico City 

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 1:59pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration is investigating Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. – a unit of Johnson & Johnson – for allegedly marketing the Duragesic and Nucynta generic painkillers to city employees for the long-term treatment of chronic ailments – including back pain and arthritis – even  though the drugs are only approved for short-term use, according to Cook County Circuit Court filings

Wed, 11/13/2013 - 3:52pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced to the City Council on Wednesday an ordinance that would require operators of downtown horse-drawn carriages to pay a $25-annual-fee, as opposed to the current, one-time fee; Emanuel’s ordinance would also change the location for the temperature gauge used to determine when the weather is too extreme for carriages to operate from O’Hare Airport to Northerly Island 

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 3:58pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday praised Gov. Pat Quinn’s selection of Paul Vallas as his running mate for next year’s gubernatorial election; Emanuel explained, “Paul Vallas has been a leader in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia and Bridgeport, Conn. in education reform, bringing both accountability and choice in education”

Thu, 11/07/2013 - 2:36pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel highlighted the City Colleges of Chicago’s College to Careers program while delivering the keynote address at World Bank’s Learning Symposium Thursday; Program aims to better align school curricula with job skill demand and was created in response to complaints from many local employers who said they cannot find qualified workers

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:47pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair on Wednesday announced the allocation of $200,000 in the mayor's proposed 2014 budget to fund the expansion of free mammogram services at Roseland Community Hospital

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:40pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday commended Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool for holding California-based Ventra system operator Cubic Transportation Systems Inc. accountable until the system works effectively; Claypool said yesterday that Cubic will not be paid until the Ventra system is made fully functional

Tue, 11/05/2013 - 3:39pm

Following the death of Chicago celebrity chef Charlie Trotter on Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a statement saying, “Charlie Trotter changed Chicago’s restaurant scene forever and played a leading role in elevating the city to the culinary capital it is today”

Mon, 11/04/2013 - 4:24pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said while speaking at the 1871 entrepreneurial center Monday that he hopes to double the number of technology industry jobs in Chicago in the next decade; City currently has over 40,000 tech industry workers

Thu, 10/31/2013 - 1:37pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a Wednesday interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper said “representatives now pick their voters” using technology and redistricting; He explained that “The system is now turned upside down and that’s why it’s totally dysfunctional,” adding, “I say this as a person who practiced those dark arts”