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Mayor's Office

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:51pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office in a letter to KCBX Terminals Company, which operates a Southeast Side oil refinery, denied the company’s request for 14 additional months to enclose petcoke piles; Company is owned by the Koch family

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 4:17pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner asked the governor to continue funding the Illinois Department of Human Services’ child care program, which needs $300 million to keep running through the fiscal year ending June 30; Mayor said 56,000 young Chicagoans would be affected if the program is discontinued

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:19pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration announced 50.2 million people visited Chicago in 2014; Mayor’s Office projected the mayor’s goal to draw 55 million annual visitors to the city by 2020 will be met

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 4:25pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the Chicago Public Library’s Internet to Go Hotspots pilot program will launch next month at the Brighton Park, Greater Grand Crossing and Douglass branches; Under the pilot, about 100 portable Internet-connection devices will be available for checkout by library patrons for as much as three weeks at a time

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:07pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance on Wednesday that would allocate as much as $9 million in TIF dollars to support updates to two rail stations along the O’Hare stretch of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue Line.

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Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:33pm

On Wednesday Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced legislation designed to boost Chicago’s bid as the city competes with New York and Honolulu to be the future home of President Barack Obama’s presidential library.

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Wed, 01/14/2015 - 2:25pm

When asked if the University of Chicago would be required to replace Chicago Park District Land that could serve as the site of President Barack Obama’s presidential library, Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not answer but instead pointed to the growth of Park District acreage during his first term; Mayor said the district has added 750 acres of land during his first term

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:54pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel revealed plans for the city to track residential property owners who repeatedly receive citations for “failing to provide basic services and protections, such as adequate heat” to publish an online “bad landlord list”; Mayor revealed the plan after landlords who own 280 units were taken to court on Friday by the city and forced to turn their tenants’ heat back on

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:30pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett and Diana Rauner announced CPS’s “Head Start” program will benefit from $600 million in new federal funding over the next five years; Funding will allow for the number of full-day, pre-K programs at CPS to grow to 300 from 100

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 3:53pm

David Spielfogel, a top adviser for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the mayor’s administration is acting to rework a proposal for the University of Chicago to host President Barack Obama’s presidential library on Chicago Park District land; Panel tasked with selecting the library site said the city must own the land, and the city is expected to buy or lease Park District land to remain a contender for the library