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  • Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says

    Mayor Emanuel is responsible for CPS contract in federal probe, union says
    The Chicago Teachers Union said Thursday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel had "ultimate authority" over his school board's decision to award a $20.5 million no-bid contract that is now the subject of a federal investigation. Authorities are looking into both the...
  • Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch

     Spike Lee's Chiraq title bothers mayor, but Chicago will watch
    If you were Spike Lee making a movie called "Chiraq" — about the slaughter of black kids on the South Side of Chicago — where would you place your camera? What would be your first scene? Yes, I know Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who met Lee the...
  • Rahm Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's not happy about Chiraq title

    Rahm Emanuel tells Spike Lee he's not happy about Chiraq title
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he met with Spike Lee on Wednesday and expressed his displeasure with the director's decision to call a movie he's planning to film "Chiraq," which Emanuel said Lee told him would be about black-on-black violence in Chicago's...
  • The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered

    The victory speech Rahm Emanuel could have delivered
    In 2004, two days after he squeaked to re-election by 2.4 percentage points, President George W. Bush did a verbal end-zone dance at a news conference. "I earned capital in the campaign, political capital, and now I intend to spend it," he said. "It...
  • Chicago mayor backs reparations for past police torture victims

    Chicago mayor backs reparations for past police torture victims
    The city of Chicago on Tuesday sought to put to rest one of its most persistent scandals, proposing a $5.5 million reparations fund for dozens of torture victims connected to former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his so-called midnight crew of rogue...
  • Measure to pave way for Obama library, Lucas museum surfaces in Springfield

     Measure to pave way for Obama library, Lucas museum surfaces in Springfield
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned to state lawmakers to get some legal leverage as he tries to outflank park preservationists’ opposition to two hoped-for legacy projects: the Barack Obama presidential library and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art....
  • Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line. "We had a...
  • Resignations in tiny Parma, Mo., baffle town's first black mayor

    PARMA, MO. The drugstore is long gone. So, too, are the bank and the barbershop, the opry house and the hardware store. All that is left of downtown are collapsed awnings, caved-in ceilings and broken windowpanes of century-old buildings. And now that...
  • Our say: Dispute over forest plan a bad sign

    Our say: Dispute over forest plan a bad sign
    There has been a dispute between an alderman and the mayor over whether the alderman was informed about the handling of plans for a development — and this sounds like the sort of bureaucratic wrangling most Annapolitans would be happy to leave in...
  • Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances

    Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances
    After weeks of being criticized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his surrogates for not offering specific tax increase proposals to fix Chicago's finances, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offered two on Wednesday: a graduated state income tax and an expanded...
  • A blanket ruling on pensions could devastate City Hall and CPS

    A blanket ruling on pensions could devastate City Hall and CPS
    Even though we'd graciously volunteer to bring muffins and cider, we don't expect an invitation to the Illinois Supreme Court's private deliberations on a 2013 pension reform law. So we're left to ponder the court's possible conclusions and their...