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Mayor's Office

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:19pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel expressed support for an amendment that would make the city’s Affordable Housing Requirements Ordinance more stringent; Ordinance requires residential developers to build a certain amount of affordable housing units in new projects, but the requirement can be bypassed through contributions to the city’s affordable housing fund

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:40pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Ed Burke (14th) unveiled a street sign designating a portion of 48th Street and Harding Avenue in Archer Heights as the honorary Henry J. “Hank” Rutkowski Place; Rutkowski, an 89-year-old Chicagoan, became a POW while serving as an Army Air Corps sergeant in World War II

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 3:16pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel extended a message to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who, like Emanuel, is vying to attract President Barack Obama’s presidential library to his city; “Work on the DNC convention,” Emanuel said, adding, “Your time will be better spent”; De Blasio is also working to land the 2016 Democratic National Convention at Barclays Center in Brooklyn

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:56pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that city building permits issued for small and mid-size buildings have more than doubled since 2010, the year before he assumed office; Emanuel touted the statistic, saying the numbers showed “Chicago’s economy is moving in the right direction with more construction taking place” 

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:21pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, an outspoken advocate for marriage-equality, at City Hall on Saturday officiated the wedding of Thomas Lorenzo O’Briant Jr. and David Harris Boul; O’Briant is the interior designer who conceptualized Emanuel’s mayoral office; Boul serves as executive director of the nonprofit One Chicago Fund

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:14pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said during the funeral mass of late Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne, “She led Chicago from one period of time to another”; Emanuel added, “Through it all, she stayed true to her vision of making the city that works work better for everyone”

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:22pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that, if the GOP-controlled U.S. Congress acts to block immigration reform, President Barack Obama should sign an executive order that would “finally bring those who live in the shadows of society into the daylight”

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:47pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed an ordinance that would guarantee Inspector General Joe Ferguson a budget of at least one-tenth of 1 percent of the overall city budget; Ordinance would also permit Ferguson to participate in asset recovery

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:52pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said city would fight tobacco vendor’s call for a temporary restraining order to block a city ordinance prohibiting tobacco stores within 500 feet of schools from selling flavored cigarettes; In a separate statement, former city treasure Stephanie Neely announced she will beginning working as vice president for treasury at Northbrook-based Allstate effective Dec. 1

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:16pm

Civic Federation released a report this morning endorsing Mayor Emanuel’s $7.34 billion budget for 2015 and stating that Emanuel has made tough calls to stabilize the city’s finances; Report stated that the city’s pension crisis has only been partially solved and Emanuel’s tendency to borrow for day-to-day operations posed a financial risk