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Mayor's Office

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 12:59pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel selected longtime General Electric executive Jeff Malehorn to lead World Business Chicago, the nonprofit that works to facilitate economic development in the city; Malehorn is expected to start in June

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:17am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s anti-violence campaign received a $5 million pledge from Chicago-based Boeing Co., bringing the total pledges for the public-private effort to $40.9 million; Chicago Public Safety Action Committee, which is managing the campaign, has set a fundraising goal of $50 million

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:13am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s revised parking meter deal with Chicago Parking Meters LLC could land the meter operator an additional $517 million in revenue on top of revenues it would have collected under the former agreement; Sources of the additional revenue could include charges for cellphone payments as well as penalty payments for meters that the city takes out of service and “excessive use of disabled parking permits”

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 4:00pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a statement following the vote to shutter 50 Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday that thanked CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, the Chicago Board of Education, and community members for their “invaluable role in helping ensure every child in the city has access to an education that matches their full potential”

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 12:34pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel authored an opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune on the 50 proposed school closures that the Board of Education was expected to vote on Wednesday afternoon; “I know many of these changes are unpopular and if I did not believe they were absolutely necessary, I would not be making them,” Emanuel wrote, later adding “I am driven by my conviction that these changes will open doors to our children’s future”

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 5:28pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday that he is not concerned about potential political ramifications of Wednesday’s scheduled vote on the proposed closure of 54 Chicago Public Schools; Emanuel explained, “no consequence, to me, is greater than not allowing children access to a high-quality education,” adding, “I will absorb the political consequence so our children have a better future”

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 3:29pm

The Beachwood Reporter’s editor and publisher Steve Rhodes in a Crain’s Chicago Business article compiled a list of what he says are errors in Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s interpretation and presentation of data during his time in office

Tue, 05/21/2013 - 10:35am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was criticized by hedge fund firm Citadel LLC’s CEO Ken Griffin during a Monday night Economic Club of Chicago meeting; Griffin, who supported Emanuel during the 2011 election, said the mayor, county leaders and state government had not done enough to solve pension problems, crime and education problems

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 12:00pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he is not concerned about a recent poll that showed his approval ratings have decreased; Emanuel said he looks to successes such as higher graduation rates at the city’s public schools to show that he has made progress as mayor

Fri, 05/17/2013 - 11:58am

Following questions raised by the Chicago Tribune this week about potential violations of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s self-imposed limits on political fundraising, the mayor returned a $10,000 campaign contribution from Michael Alvarez, a city lobbyist and elected member of the MWRD; Emanuel previously said he will return $15,000 in donations from people behind the CityScan tech firm