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2 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times
With self-congratulation but no debate, Chicago aldermen agreed Thursday to ban plastic bags but exempt restaurants and small independent retailers in a move that will require consumers to dramatically change their shopping habits.
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6 hrs ago | NBC Chicago
Chicago aldermen are scrambling for less agonizing alternatives to Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to raise property taxes by $250 million in order to cushion two underfunded pensions for city employees.
8 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times
Mayor Rahm Emanuel lashed out at his buddy Bruce Rauner on Thursday for attempting to torpedo the mayor's plan to raise property taxes by $250 million to save two city employee pension funds.
12 hrs ago | City of Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett today announced plans to build a new selective enrollment high school for School Year 2017-18 that will be named the Barack Obama College Preparatory High School.
14 hrs ago | CBS Local
Mayor Emanuel says new research from the University of Chicago is evidence that the city's school system has gone from the worst in the nation to the biggest turnaround story.
16 hrs ago | City of Chicago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mayor's Press Office 312.744.3334 firstname.lastname@example.org "I applaud today's decision by the federal government to follow Chicago's lead and take a step toward regulating e-cigarettes as tobacco products.
16 hrs ago | City of Chicago
University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research Reports On-Track Graduation Rate Rises 25 Percent with CPS Strategy to Reducing Course Failure in Ninth Grade Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research announced today that the Chicago Public Schools' new targeted strategy to reduce course ... (more)
17 hrs ago | CNN
If you read the headlines out of Chicago this past Easter weekend -- more than 40 shot, including nine killed -- you might be surprised to learn that the city's homicide rate is still trending downward, according to the police chief.
17 hrs ago | My FOX Chicago
Federal health authorities are coming out with restrictions on popular e-cigarettes, vapor sticks that smokers use to try to kick the habit.
19 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat
Will the people of Illinois ever wake up and realize what a bunch of incompetent con artists we have running our state? Our wonderful Democratic legislature and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel have decided to spend $100 million of our money, which we don't have, to help build a library in Chicago for our incompetent president.
About 100 citizens interested in luring George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia to Chicago spoke at a Wednesday night public hearing held by a task force trying to find a local site for the museum.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel jumped into the New York dance scene on Tuesday night at the Joyce Theater Foundation 's spring gala.
Privatization horror stories are not new, but there is something new coming out of them: pushback against reckless privatization of public property and services.
Last night on The Kelly File, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul discussed the recent and ongoing rash of violence in the Windy City.
A few years ago, Chicago residents accustomed to parking on the street got a rude shock.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that in just nine months of operations, Chicagoans and visitors have taken more than one million individual trips on Divvy, Chicago's bike share system, passing the milestone on Tuesday.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is attempting to bring a pretty epic George Lucas collection to Chicago and he has put together a task force to make sure this happens.
One day after Mayor Rahm Emanuel decried the rash of shootings over the Easter holiday weekend, another eight people were shot across the city in less than seven hours.