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1 hr ago | My FOX Chicago

Are Chicago's speed cameras really meant for safety?

If you've been nailed by one of Chicago's speed cameras, you know it's not a cheap ticket -- up to a $100 fine. But the city says it's not about money, it's about protecting kids.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Chicago, IL, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Washington Park, IL

5 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Emanuel sidesteps his campaign's criticism of Fioretti

Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded to questions about why he thinks mayoral challenger Ald. Robert Fioretti lacks backbone to make tough decisions.

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

6 hrs ago | Bleed Cubbie Blue

Wrigley Field Renovation Construction Update

Infrastructure work has begun on Waveland and Sheffield Avenues adjacent to the Wrigley Field bleachers so that the bleacher walls can be moved out and the bleachers expanded in the first phase of the Wrigley expansion project. This, you already know.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Sports, Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs

6 hrs ago | KOGO-AM San Diego

Bikers aren't special

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance that would double the fine for "dooring" a cyclist. Motorists who open their doors into the path of a person riding a bicycle, one of the most dangerous hazards that bike riders face, would have to pay $1,000.

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

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Emanuel Optimistic Chicago Will Land Obama Presidential Library

Mayor Emanuel says he's encouraged about the chances of Chicago being home to the planned Barack Obama Presidential Library. WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Mayor Emanuel is pleased that two of the four finalists to host Barack Obama's presidential library, the University of Chicago and University of Illinois-Chicago, are in the city.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Barack Obama, University of Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago

7 hrs ago | CBS Local

Emanuel: Custodial Contractors Can 'Clean Up Their Desks And...

Mayor Emanuel says the Chicago Public Schools will hold its cleaning contractors accountable, amid complaints from principals and announcement of layoffs among janitors, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore. Principals have complained about poorly cleaned schools since janitorial services were privatized and now Aramark, the principle contractor, is threatening to layoff nearly 500 custodial workers.

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

8 hrs ago | Red Eye Chicago

Nik Wallenda tightropes high above Chicago River

Nik Wallenda, seventh-generation member of the famed "Flying Wallendas" acrobatic performance family, is planning to walk more than 50 floors above and across the Chicago River, between Marina City's west tower to the Leo Burnett Building - at night, without a net or harness - on Nov. 2. "This is going to be the most incredible tightrope walk of my career," Wallenda said Tuesday afternoon in a prepared statement released by the Discovery Channel, which will televise the event live. "I can't think of a better city to do it."

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

11 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

12 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

18 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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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

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