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Tue, 07/22/2014 - 11:44am

Deloitte & Touche's audit of Chicago's 2013 finances determined the city had a $33.9 million cash balance at the end of 2013 – “virtually unchanged from last year, but down from $167 million two years ago,” according to the Chicago Sun-Times; Auditors reported the city’s general obligation debt was almost $8 billion

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:14pm

After street violence in Chicago wounded 39 people and killed four this weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city officials held a Monday meeting with community leaders to discuss efforts to combat the violence.

While briefly addressing the media prior to the closed-door meeting at the Chicago Police Department’s Bronzeville headquarters, Emanuel said there is no simple solution to reducing gun violence in the city.

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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:10pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel established a panel that will work to rethink Chicago’s Affordable Requirements Ordinance in an attempt to create 1,000 new affordable housing units in the next five years; Panel – which will include aldermen, real estate developers and community leaders – is expected to make its recommendations later this year

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:21pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd) and Chris Kennedy of Wolf Point Owners attended a Friday groundbreaking ceremony for the West Tower of River North’s Wolf Point development; Three-tower development’s construction is expected to create 3,500 construction jobs and “hundreds of more permanent jobs when the buildings are completed,” according to DNAinfo Chicago

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:41pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that the Polk Bros. Foundation has contributed $20 million toward the redevelopment of Navy Pier’s 13-acre Gateway Park; Updates to the park will include a public walkway and performance lawns; Park, as a result of the donation, will be renamed “Polk Bros. Park” under a 25-year naming-rights agreement

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:11pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Matt O’Shea (19th) and Chicago Park District Superintendent Michael Kelly attended a Wednesday groundbreaking ceremony for the Morgan Park Sports Center; Sixty-four-thousand-square-foot center located at 11505 S. Western Ave. will include a gymnastics area and indoor ice skating rink and is expected to be completed next summer

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 1:43pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would confer with Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett after Mollison Elementary principal Kimberly Henderson asked Thursday that the city increase funding for CPS welcoming schools like Mollison, which took on additional students following the Board of Education’s decision last year to shutter 50 schools; Mollison’s student body doubled as a result of the closure of Overton Elementary

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:09pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has appointed former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to head a task force charged with selecting the successor of Chicago Department of Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino; Andolino plans to resign this summer

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:10pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Tuesday said the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Rooftop Club owners should work toward an agreement regarding the planned Wrigley Field renovation outside of court; Some club owners last week said they would not sue to prevent a ramped up proposal from the Cubs if the organization opted for a $300 million plan already approved by City Council that would add two new Wrigley outfield signs

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:44pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressed support Tuesday for his Minimum Wage Working Group’s recommendations for increasing the city’s minimum wage.

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