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Mayor's Office

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:47pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced his 2014 city budget will not include property, sales or gas tax increases; Mayor did not rule out cigarette or liquor tax increases and unveiled a proposal to increase fees for businesses that apply for zoning and building permits in person instead of electronically

Wed, 10/09/2013 - 3:43pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city Treasurer Stephanie Neely on Wednesday announced the investment of an additional $1 million in a microlending program that will facilitate the growth of small businesses in Chicago.

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Tue, 10/08/2013 - 4:05pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday announced the city and county have identified nearly $71 million in savings and new revenue as a result of two years of intergovernmental collaboration on procurements, grant applications and the use of facilities and equipment

Tue, 10/08/2013 - 3:59pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is pushing forward with his plan to save the city $23.7 million in 2014 by reducing a 55 percent health care subsidy afforded to about 30,000 retired city workers and dependents, according to the Chicago Sun-Times; City is facing a projected $338.7 million budget gap in 2014

Mon, 10/07/2013 - 2:57pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced that Chicago-based digital technology firms drew more than $265 million in investments during the third quarter of the year; Leading the fundraising efforts in Chicago were: Network Merchants with $100 million in investments; Cleversafe, which attracted $55 million; and Avant Credit, which raised $20 million

Fri, 10/04/2013 - 10:59am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel met in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood with a panel of aldermen, area parents and nonprofit leaders to discuss measures to increase the amount of Chicago Public Schools students that go on to college; Panelists commended Emanuel for lengthening CPS's school day, but urged him to expand extracurricular activities 

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 1:13pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday disclosed $349,000 in campaign contributions, bringing the total amount of contributions received by Emanuel last month to $639,600; Top contributors to the mayor’s campaign in September include: Northbrook resident Laura Chern and her husband, Chicago Trading Company CEO Eric Chern; Daniel Crown, a New York City resident and president of Foray Entertainment; and actor Robert De Niro

Thu, 10/03/2013 - 1:12pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday announced the Dealernews International Powersports Dealer Expo trade show has committed to McCormick Place for three consecutive years beginning in December of next year; Three-day show featuring vehicles like motorcycles and snowmobiles is expected to draw over 10,000 attendees and have an annual economic impact on the city of $15 million

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 3:46pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, while discussing the federal government shutdown on Wednesday, said President Barack Obama is being “very reasonable about a way to move forward” on implementing Obamacare, while some members of the GOP are being “unreasonable, irresponsible and reckless” 

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 1:40pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed 2014 budget, set to be unveiled on Oct. 23, will contain a 90-day hiring freeze of “non-critical” personnel, beginning on Jan. 1; Hiring freeze and the elimination of up to 20 currently-vacant positions would save the city $1.5 million; City faces a $338.7 million budget hole for next year