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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

Thu, 05/09/2013 - 10:43am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he appreciates the recommendations of independent hearing officers who said that Chicago Public Schools should keep open 13 of the 54 school programs it has proposed for closure, but added, “The [school] board will take what they’ve said [and] work through it, but do what we need to do as a city because this … has been deferred through the years”

Wed, 05/08/2013 - 5:42pm

City Council members voiced concerns on Wednesday with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed revisions of the 75-year parking meter lease between the city and Chicago Parking Meters LLC.

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Tue, 05/07/2013 - 5:13pm

Under revised parking meter deal that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce to the City Council on Wednesday, Chicago Parking Meters LLC would transfer 16 lots that are used strictly for parking to the city, which the city would be able to use for events like farmers markets; In return, city would transfer 938 on-street, downtown parking spaces to the company’s direct control

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 4:16pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 annual economic interest statement lists several gifts received by the mayor valued at over $500 that are labeled as “transportation”; High profile names that picked up transportation costs for Emanuel last year include: Kenneth Griffin, founder of hedge fund firm Citadel LLC; Groupon co-founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky and Jim
Crown of investment firm Henry Crown & Co.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:18pm

Crain’s Chicago Business columnist Greg Hinz’s interview with Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday morning revealed the following developments: Emanuel will continue to pay overtime hours to off-duty police officers to patrol high-crime neighborhoods, even if the allotted OT budget runs out; The mayor is placing a continued emphasis on the opening of public and privately-run charter schools; Negotiations with airlines over funding for a final O’Hare International Airport renovation phase are “going well”

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:17pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to appoint Desiree Rogers to succeed Bruce Rauner as chairman of the board of Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism bureau; Rogers is the CEO of Johnson Publishing and previously served as White House social secretary

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 4:03pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to introduce an ordinance to the City Council next week authorizing 40 night games per season at Wrigley Field; Current limit on night games is 30 per year

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:28pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said during an unrelated press conference at technology hub 1871 Wednesday that he is not worried about Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts moving the team out of Chicago if the organization’s proposed $300 million Wrigley Field overhaul does not receive approval from the city; Ricketts suggested the team could move while unveiling the proposal earlier at a City Club of Chicago event