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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.
3 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:08 am
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