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Mayor's Office

New meter deal includes free parking on Sundays

Certain areas of Chicago will have free parking on Sundays as a result of a new settlement between the city and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, the company that oversees Chicago’s parking meters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday.

City makes unusual move to break with red-light camera firm

Mayor touts success of foot patrol saturations, but residents not so sure

City asks judge to toss out legal challenge to new ward map

Tunes for techies: Emanuel offers Lolla tix to top students

Mayor highlights Englewood urban farm as a critical Chicago Neighborhoods Now project

Emanuel announces TOC music talent

City Colleges expect to award most degrees in over two decades

Emanuel: There’s an app for energy conservation

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants Chicago to dip its toes into “cleanweb,” where public data is used to create web applications for mobile devices that will help Chicagoans save energy.

Emanuel announced Tuesday that, starting this weekend, the city of Chicago will over the next year hold a series of “hackathons,” two-day sessions where people will compete to make applications out of city data on the energy efficiency of buildings.

City’s biotech startup incubator in the works

Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes a new city-sponsored business center will lure young biotech companies downtown.

The center will serve as a space for startup companies in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries to set up shop and network with Chicago’s established medical community.

The project will be Chicago’s second recent jaunt into business incubation; last year, the city helped launch 1871, a tech company startup space located in Merchandise Mart.