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  • Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones

    Emanuel makes late push to raise 911 fees paid by those own landlines, cell phones
    SPRINGFIELD — Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to raise city 911 fees on nearly everyone who owns a phone in Chicago began working its way through the legislature Thursday, while Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s proposal to...
  • Emanuel makes book bet with Fallon on 'Tonight Show'

    Emanuel makes book bet with Fallon on 'Tonight Show'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel put the city's schoolchildren on the hook to read a couple of million more books this summer, part of a bet on national TV to get late-night host Jimmy Fallon to visit Chicago again. The mayor's appearance on “The Tonight Show&...
  • Free bike events at 'Chicago's next great park'

    Free bike events at 'Chicago's next great park'
    A free bike rodeo, a series of bike-related workshops and a potluck luncheon will take place Saturday in an effort to promote what is being billed as Chicago’s next great park, officials said. The mix of events will take place in Bucktown and is...
  • Rahm Emanuel appears on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

    Rahm Emanuel appears on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    Mayor Emanuel on Tuesday appeared on "The Tonight Show StarringJimmy Fallon," showing photos of the two after they emerged from icy Lake Michigan as part of the Polar Plunge in March. "I came out, I heard bagpipes," Fallon said in a clip from the...
  • Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot

    Handgun purchase limit is worth a shot
    At worst, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposed law limiting retail firearms customers in Chicago to one handgun purchase every 30 days will be a futile, ineffective gesture — one finger in a dike that has sprung hundreds of leaks. After all, the...
  • Report: No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle

    Report:  No 'Council Wars' with Cook County Board for Preckwinkle
    When it comes to rubber stamp legislative bodies, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has only a slight edge over Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, according to a new report set to be released today by the political science department at the University of...
  • Officials: Arrive early for Navy Pier July 4th fireworks

    Officials: Arrive early for Navy Pier July 4th fireworks
    For the fourth year in a row, Chicagoans looking for Independence Day fireworks over Lake Michigan will need to head to Navy Pier. In what is becoming a new Chicago July 4th tradition since Mayor Rahm Emanuel ended city-run lakefront fireworks displays...
  • Judge seizes ex-Emanuel comptroller's bank accounts

    Judge seizes ex-Emanuel comptroller's bank accounts
    A federal judge in Ohio has ordered that $107,000 be seized from the bank accounts of former Chicago city comptroller Amer Ahmad, who was arrested in Pakistan last month after fleeing the country. The money, held in two bank accounts controlled by Ahmad,...
  • Time for Ricketts to take the Cubs to the burbs

    The mayor of Rosemont offered free land to the Cubs' owner, Tom Ricketts, if he would bring his millions to Rosemont to build a brand new, state-of-the art stadium there. I'd bet there are other burbs that would also gladly woo this kind of investment...
  • Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers

    Chicago files suit against major narcotics makers
    The City of Chicago has filed suit against five of the world’s largest narcotics manufacturers, accusing the companies of concealing the health risks associated with a class of potent painkillers in order to boost profits. Filed in Cook County...
  • Year later, much has been learned about school closings

    Year later, much has been learned about school closings
    Nerves were a little shakier than usual when the 2013-14 school year started in Chicago, as parents and city officials anxiously watched thousands of children heading off to classrooms in unfamiliar neighborhoods because of the district's move to close...