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Mayor's Office

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 3:59pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration issued a request for proposals from vendors interested in operating 50 city plazas as part of a program that aims to beautify the city’s open spaces; Plazas like Sunnyside Mall in Uptown and the Montrose/Broadway/Sheridan triangle would remain city-owned, but operators could receive revenue through advertising and event marketing

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 3:58pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel met Thursday with Ausaf Sayeed, consul general of India, to discuss an ongoing commitment to spur economic development between India and Chicago; Emanuel and Sayeed also discussed how to improve relations between Chicago and Delhi, Chicago’s sister city since 2001

Fri, 08/30/2013 - 12:26pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday that the city eclipsed $1 billion in hotel revenue during the first seven months of the year, setting a new record and showing an 8.4 percent increase compared to the same time last year; Occupancy rate of city hotel rooms was 73.6 percent, a record-tying rate

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 4:26pm

First two projects to benefit from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s move to give 7.5 percent of labor hours for all city construction projects to neighborhood residents are going to bid; Hyde Park, Woodlawn and South Shore residents will be eligible for jobs working on a streetscaping project along 71st Street between Jeffrey Boulevard and South Shore Drive and some jobs for sewer work on South Martin Luther King Drive between 29th and 30th streets will go to workers from Douglas, Oakland and Grand Boulevard

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 3:36pm

City broke ground on Thursday on a new CTA Green Line station at the intersection of Cermak Road and State Street near McCormick Place in the South Loop; Fifty-million-dollar station is expected to open late next year and is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to redevelop the area

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:19am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office on Tuesday released lists and interactive maps that depict the locations of Chicago grocery stores, food carts and urban farms in an attempt to help the public better understand the mayor’s ongoing efforts to reduce the presence of food deserts in the city; Data also depicts locations of suburban Cook County grocers

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 10:18am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday shrugged off former Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizzard’s recent critique of his management style and said he “appreciates” the work Brizzard did for CPS and the “commitment” to the school district that he demonstrated; Brizzard said Emanuel is a micromanager and needs to “allow his managers to lead”

Tue, 08/27/2013 - 10:51am

Outcome of students’ transitions to new schools following the closure of 48 Chicago Public Schools programs this year could make or break Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s political career, wrote Chicago Sun-Times reporter Fran Spielman in an analysis of CPS’s first day Monday

Fri, 08/23/2013 - 10:12am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is appointing a 13-member advisory committee to determine how to use nearly 50 Chicago Public Schools that were closed this year; Committee will be chaired by Wilbur Milhouse, owner of one of the most prominent African-American construction and engineering firms in the city

Thu, 08/22/2013 - 12:25pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday praised hundreds of safety workers that are charged with overseeing designated “Safe Passage” routes along which thousands of Chicago Public Schools students will be walking to welcoming schools when class begins Monday; Emanuel has increased the number of safety workers assigned to the routes by 600 in the last few weeks

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