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Mayor's Office

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 3:24pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday during a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the city’s first school-public library hybrid facility that he plans to duplicate the school-library model in future public building developments throughout the city; First school-public library is located at the new International Baccalaureate school at 2111 W. 47th St. in the Back of the Yards

Thu, 08/08/2013 - 1:11pm

Chicago Tribune critic Blair Kamin pointed out that community representatives will only meet with the architectural team selected to develop Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed $173 million DePaul basketball arena near McCormick Place after the team has been selected by the city; Kamin wrote that allowing the community to give input on design teams before their selection by the city, such as the case in the redesign of Navy Pier, would be preferable

Wed, 08/07/2013 - 10:15am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel added eight new division superintendents to oversee the city’s new grid-based garbage collection system; Annual salaries for the new positions total $592,000, but Emanuel hopes the new system will save the city $18 million each year

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 4:01pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and AT&T Illinois President Paul La Schiazza announced on Tuesday that the company plans to shift 500 jobs from the suburbs to its Chicago-area headquarters at 225 W. Randolph St. in the Loop; Move would bring AT&T’s Chicago workforce to over 4,400 employees

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:27am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett at Enrico Tonti Elementary School at 5815 S. Homan Ave. in the Gage Park neighborhood on Monday to give a tour of a modular unit added at one of six CPS elementary schools that will facilitate kindergartners attending school for the full day this year; CPS earmarked an additional $15 million to pay for the longer school day for kindergartners

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 1:16pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his support for a revised anti-littering ordinance introduced by Alderman Howard Brookins (21st); Ordinance would grant police “discretion” to tow a vehicle from which the driver is caught littering; Maximum fine for littering from a vehicle would be $1,500 and the minimum fine would be $150

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 3:50pm

Chicago Human Rhythm Project, a tap dance and percussion ensemble, will honor Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the annual Juba Award for his ongoing support of dance programs in the city; Emanuel will receive the award at the group's Oct. 28 gala

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 1:09pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Thursday that 24 corporate and community partners have joined Chicago’s growing Divvy bike program.

The new partners of the nation’s fourth-largest bike-sharing program include World Business Chicago, Sprout Social, the Metropolitan Planning Council, Fox News Digital, Big Bowl, Morningstar and HBK Engineering, among others, according to a mayoral press release.

The partnerships allow each organization’s employees to receive discounted rental rates.

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Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:24am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool said they will not raise fares or cut service on the public transit system to offset a $14 million reduction in state funding; Emanuel and Claypool said they plan to lobby the state Legislature to restore the funding

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 3:45pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel "sounded supportive" of the development of a proposed patio elevated over Sheffield Avenue outside of Wrigley Field as an addition to the Chicago Cubs’ planned $500 million overhaul of the historic stadium and its surrounding area, according to the Chicago Tribune; Proposal would maintain rooftop club owners’ lucrative stadium views and would accommodate a proposed signage addition from the Cubs; Both parties have endorsed the proposal