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2 hrs ago | City of Chicago

Mayor Emanuel Announces Plan To End Veteran Homelessness In Chicago By 2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Family and Support Services announced today that the City will be partnering with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs ; the Department of Housing and Urban Development ; the Chicago Housing Authority ; All Chicago; and the Corporation for Supportive Housing to end homelessness among veterans in Chicago by the end of 2015. "No one who has who fought to defend their country should struggle to find a home," said Mayor Emanuel, "We will keep faith with our veterans by making the investments needed to ensure that no veteran remains homeless in Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Life, Veteran Affairs, Chicago, IL

3 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

A minimum-wage hike finds hope in U.S. heartland

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden shares a laugh with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn after a round table discussion with small business owners on raising the minimum wage in Chicago, Illinois, August 25, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/JIM YOUNG WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's push to raise the minimum wage, which has largely found success in liberal-leaning coastal states to date, could make headway in the conservative heartland in the November elections.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Joe Biden, Barack Obama, US Senate, Illinois, Pat Quinn, US Governors

9 hrs ago | SFGate

Chicago mayor says students read 2.7 million books

Chicago Public School students read 2.7 million books this summer as part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel 's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, officials announced Monday The number eclipsed the goal agreed upon by Emanuel and NBC's "Tonight Show," host Jimmy Fallon . The two agreed during a June appearance on the show by Emanuel that Fallon would bring his production to Chicago for several shows if Chicago Public School students read 2.4 million books this summer.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

Mon Sep 15, 2014

City of Chicago

Community Leaders, Coca-Cola and Jewel-Osco Kick-Off "Recycle & Win" Contest

Together Congressman Michael Quigley , Alderman Mary O'Connor and Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Charles Williams helped kick-off the Coca-Cola and Jewel-Osco "Recycle & Win" contest. Now Chicagoans who recycle properly are Chicagoans who can win.

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Related Topix: JewelOsco, Osco, IL, Retail, Grocery, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Mike Quigley, North Chicago, IL

City of Chicago

Mayor Emanuel Cuts Ribbon At Ravenswood Elementary School Playground

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cut the ribbon today at Chicago Public Schools' Ravenswood Elementary School playground. The new playground renovation includes an outdoor classroom amphitheater; an artificial turf field and surrounding track; a pre-kindergarten obstacle course; learning gardens; landscaping and shaded areas; a sport court; as well as artistic features such as furniture and climbing structures.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Chicago, IL

Curbed

Extreme Makeovers: City Wants Land Trade for South Side Rails-to-Trails Project

A stretch of abandoned rail line that runs through Englewood may actually be transformed into a trail and park space, which the city hopes will help foster recreation and new development for the South Side neighborhood. Mayor Emanuel has formally introduced an ordinance that would trade a parcel of land at 63rd Street to Norfolk Southern in exchange for a 1.7 mile stretch of elevated rail line on 59th Street, between Hoyne Avenue and Wallace Street, DNAinfo is reporting.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Real Estate

StreetsBlog.org

Chicago: Eyes on the Street: New Bikeways on Central Park Avenue and Lake Street

As part of the Mayor Emanuel's goal of building 100 miles of buffered and protected lanes in his first term, the Chicago Department of Transportation is chugging along building new bikeways. Last week, I checked out buffered lanes on Central Park Avenue, between Jackson and Franklin boulevards, and protected lanes on Lake Street, from Central Park to Laramie Avenue.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Crooks and Liars

Roaches And Rodents And Trash -- Oh My! Chicago Schools' Custodial...

Dirty schools are the norm since the Powers That Be pushed to privatize custodians even more. Any minimally intelligent voter should know by now that not only does outsourcing a service make it less likely it will be done properly, it doesn't really save money -- because taxpayers often end up paying twice: Once for the outsourcing version, the other to get it done properly after the outsourced company does a half-assed job.

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Related Topix: Outsourcing, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Education Etc., Liberal Political News

WLS-AM Chicago

Alderman Bob Fioretti is running for Mayor

Second ward alderman Bob Fioretti says he's running for Mayor. Fioretti told Bruce Wolf and Dan Proft on WLS he is running because Rahm Emanuel cares only about the wealthy: "I'm running for Mayor because I love this City and we can no longer afford this type of leadership that divides and ignore the needs and struggles of the majority of this city.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

KSL-TV

Emanuel opens new Chicago Library branch

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Public Library Commissioner Brian Bannon and local officials took part in the Albany Park branch opening ceremony on Friday. The new 16,300-square-foot branch is nearly 6,000 square feet larger than the previous library, which served the community for 50 years.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Red Eye Chicago

Rahm's Readers excced goal

More than 83,000 children in Chicago read a collective total of 2.7 million books this summer as part of the free Rahm's Readers Summer Learning Challenge, Mayor Emanuel's office is set to announce Monday. That's more than the goal of 2.4 million Emanuel set when he raised the stakes in June with late night TV host Jimmy Fallon that if Chicago's kids read that many books this summer that Fallon would tape an episode in Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Family, Kids

Chicago Tribune

International study critiques Chicago transit

Commuters use their Ventra cards at the CTA station in the Thompson Center this month. A new study by an international economic organization paints an uncomplimentary portrait of the Chicago area's transportation system, saying it suffers from too many transit agencies and fragmented local governments.

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Related Topix: Chicago, IL, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

Scientific Blogging

How Chicago Almost Ended Up In Wisconsin

Given its rampant crime, corruption and money issues, a lot of residents of Illinois publicly wish they could give Chicago away. They almost never had it at all.

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Related Topix: Illinois, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Cairo, IL

KWQC-TV Davenport

Leaders expected at Mexican Independence parade

Some of Illinois' top political leaders and candidates for office were set to participate Sunday in a Chicago's annual Mexican Independence Day Parade. Organizers estimate roughly 500,000 have attended previously in the city's Little Village neighborhood, making it among the largest parades in the country.

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Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, Pat Quinn, US Governors, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat

Daily Herald

Editorial: Why not run in local election?

Should your name be on the ballot next April? Don't let election fatigue keep you from running, a process that starts now. It's hard to keep on top of the run-up to the Nov. 4 election, what with the constant TV ads, robocalling and arguments about the cost of gubernatorial candidates' watches, lawn mowers, transportation, graham crackers and wine.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Oakwood Hills, IL, Prospect Heights, IL, Wheeling, IL, Opinion

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel

Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd, is ready to announce Saturday that he'll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Feb. 24 election. Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd, is ready to announce Saturday that he'll challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the Feb. 24 election.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Chicago, IL, South Loop (Chicago, IL)

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

Emanuel socks city retirees with 40 percent health insurance hike

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago's 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent - in spite of a pending lawsuit and a precedent-setting Illinois Supreme Court ruling. Last year, Emanuel announced plans to save $108.7 million a year by phasing out the city's 55 percent subsidy for retiree health care and forcing retirees to make the switch to Obamacare.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Illinois, Illinois Government

City of Chicago

Chicago Named Most Popular Metro Area For Families To Move

United Van Lines Survey Revealed Most Moves Were for New Jobs or Corporate Transfers; 27 Companies Have Located New Headquarters in Chicago Since 2011 Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Chicago has been named the most popular metro area for U.S. families to move to, based on data collected from United Van Lines in its Summer Long-Distance Moving Trends Study. Summer is considered the peak season for family moves in the U.S. and in the survey of customers moving to the top destination cities, over 70 percent moved for a new job or corporate transfer.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News, Chicago, IL

NBC Chicago

Rahm's 'Deathly Vampire Stare' Photographed on the Brown Line

If you spy Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the Brown line, and you take a surreptitious photo on your smartphone, warning: The flash may go off. Twenty-five-year-old Chicago commuter Ben Albers learned this lesson the hard way last February when an attempt to secretly snap Emanuel backfired, his camera flashing in the mayor's face.

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Related Topix: US House of Representatives, US Politics, Democrat, US News

CBS Local

Construction Set For Two New Bridges Linking Bronzeville To Lakefront

CBS 2's Susanna Song reports construction has been slated to begin this fall on two new pedestrian and bicycle bridges over Lake Shore Drive at 41st and 43rd streets. They will replace an outdated bridge at 43rd Street that has no ramp for bicycle or wheelchair access.

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