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One subject that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel never touches involves a legendary political figure: Mayor He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. So when I sat down for an interview with Emanuel last week to mark his two-year anniversary in the job, I asked: Why...
Suppose you were writing legislation that would increase from 10 to 23 the number of casinos in your state. You need to win over a governor who has vetoed two similar bills because you keep writing special oversight rules for one or more casinos in a...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has returned a $10,000 campaign donation from a lobbyist for a tech firm disqualified from a city program this week after the Tribune raised questions about potential violations of the mayor's self-imposed limits on political...
Tags: Politics, Human Interest, Rahm Emanuel, Lobbying, Elections
By now, Mayor Rahm Emanuel must be tired of being reminded of his unfulfilled promise to empower the city's inspector general. Cover your eyes, Mayor, because here we go again. Among the pledges contained in Emanuel's responses to a Tribune survey of...
Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces growing voter disenchantment, particularly among African-Americans, even as the overall number approving of his job performance holds steady at the halfway point of his first term, a new Tribune/WGN-TV poll shows. The survey...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, White House, Richard M. Daley, Polls
Don't be angry, Little Bike People of Chicago. Please don't be upset at what happened at City Hall on Wednesday. I don't really want to say this, but I've just got to: I told you so. You've become part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's City Hall revenue...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Fines, Rahm Emanuel, Judges, Punishment
Surrounded by kids as he accepted money from a soft-drink company for nutrition and exercise classes, Rahm Emanuel was asked if it might make more sense for children's health to take a harder line on the sale of sugary drinks. "I'm here about making...
Tags: Politics, Barack Obama, Economy, Richard M. Daley, Strikes
Chicago's divorce with Redflex Traffic Systems is getting messy. In his hurry to sever ties with the red-light camera operator amid a burgeoning bribery scandal, Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February set a six-month deadline for Redflex to leave town after a...
If Cubs owner Tom Ricketts actually made good on his threat to leave Wrigley Field for a more baseball-friendly neighborhood, what would be the best use of the site at Clark and Addison? My plan? Flatten and grade it, then enclose it in cyclone fence and...
Change of SubjectThe indispensable blogger on all things parking in Chicago didn't like what he saw out of City Hall yesterday: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may have done the impossible. He may have actually made Chicago’s reviled parking meter lease deal even......
Eighty years ago, Chicago Mayor Anton Cermak was assassinated, an anniversary that some, like Ald. Edward Burke, 14th, say does not receive enough attention. But on Thursday, a school in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, will remember Cermak by...
Chicago voters are split on how Mayor Rahm Emanuel has handled the crime problem that was a high-profile focus of his second year in office, but they like the job Garry McCarthy is doing as the city's top cop, a Tribune/WGN-TV poll found. The mayor's...
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