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Mayor's Office

Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:11pm

After a large number of shootings in Chicago over the Fourth of July weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel called for a "partnership for peace" and for Chicagoans to take a stand against violence; Emanuel stressed that giving youths alternatives to the street is a key factor in reducing gun violence

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 3:27pm

Mayor’s Office said there were 49 fewer Chicago Public Schools students shot during the most recent school year compared to three years ago, a 50 percent decrease; 1,000 fewer students were arrested at school compared to three years ago

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 4:21pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he does not believe potential lawsuits claiming the planned development of the George Lucas museum in Chicago would violate the city’s Lakefront Protection Ordinance would block the project; Mayor said, “We feel very comfortable, from the legal perspective, where we are”

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 3:35pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Wednesday introduced to the City Council an ordinance that would increase city telephone bill surcharges by 56 percent; Measure is designed to help close a $20 billion unfunded liability in the city’s pension systems

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:07pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel while speaking at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce’s 110th annual meeting Tuesday called on business leaders to help create job-training opportunities for young members of the city’s workforce.

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Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:59pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen are expected to introduce at Wednesday’s City Council meeting an ordinance that would prohibit for six months the demolition and conversion of single-room occupancy hotels and residential hotels into high-priced apartments; City leaders hope moratorium will give them time to determine how they will regulate gentrification that has put thousands of very-low-income housing units at risk

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:51am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will introduce an ordinance at Wednesday’s City Council meeting that would increase fines for graffiti from $750 to between $1,500 and $2,500; Repeat offenders would be subjected to higher fines

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:14pm

Mike Rendina is slated to succeed Matt Hynes as Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s director of intergovernmental affairs; Rendina in 2010 ran Alexi Gianoulias’ U.S. Senate campaign and the gubernatorial campaign of Dan Hynes, Matt Hynes’ brother

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:57am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a May 25 letter to Marty Nesbitt, head of the Barack Obama Presidential Foundation, called for the Obama Presidential Library and Museum to be developed on Chicago’s South Side; Emanuel wrote, “I believe the library should be housed on the South Side not only because that is where the president began his career and built a home for his family, but because that is where the economic, job creation and social impact of the library will be the greatest”

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:07pm

Source told Crain’s Chicago Business the newfound working relationship between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and city Inspector General Joe Ferguson is “right where it needs to be,” adding, “A mayor and his inspector general shouldn’t be picnicking in the park together and reading each other poetry”; Ferguson, who had planned to resign after bringing the city into compliance with the Shakman decree, this week announced he plans so stay on