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Mayor's Office

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 3:53pm

Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plans for construction of a McCormick Place-area basketball arena for DePaul University involve the use of $125 million in public funds; Tax-increment financing would be used to provide $55 million of those funds while the other $70 million would come from hotel tax revenues

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 1:04pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel allocated $750,000 in private donations leftover from last year’s NATO Summit to launch “Night Out in the Parks,” an initiative to bring 750 cultural events to city neighborhood parks this summer

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 5:08pm

Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to unveil plans for a new $300 million arena for DePaul University at McCormick Place; DePaul will commit $100 million toward the project, the state would contribute $100 million and a sponsor would cover the remaining $100 million in costs in exchange for naming rights

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:23pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago on Monday announced that Chicago’s hotel occupancy rate during the month of April was 78.8 percent, a record for the city; Rate represents a 3.1 percent increase from the 76.4 percent Chicago hotel occupancy rate during April of last year

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 10:09am

Tribune/WGN-TV poll of 800 voting-age Chicagoans found almost two-thirds of respondents were unsatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s economic development performance, compared to 28 percent who approved of Emanuel’s performance on those issues

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 12:38pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will give the commencement address at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service’s graduation ceremony on Saturday at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 10:14am

45 percent of respondents to a Tribune/WGN-TV poll of 800 voting-age Chicagoans said they approved of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s performance on handling crime – the same percentage as last year – while 47 percent of respondents disapprove of his performance on crime, up from 34 percent last year; About 60 percent of respondents said police Supt. Garry McCarthy is handling crime well

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 3:46pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance to the City Council on Wednesday that would allow the Chicago Cubs to play as many as 46 night games per season at Wrigley Field beginning next year; Measure would also allow the Cubs to host four concerts at the venue each year

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 3:45pm

Terms of a revised contract with Chicago Parking Meters LLC that Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced in an ordinance to the City Council on Wednesday could make the parking meter operator an additional $2 million per year through convenience fees generated by customers who pay for parking by phone; City would collect additional revenues generated by the fees once the $2 million mark is met

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 1:11pm

Tribune/WGN-TV poll of 800 voting-age Chicagoans found about 50 percent of the 800 respondents approve of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s performance while about that 40 percent disapprove of the mayor; Approval rating is roughly the same as last year, while the disapproval rating is an increase from 29 percent a year ago