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  • Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships.
  • Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech

    Emanuel focuses on disadvantaged youth in second inaugural speech
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel took the oath of office to begin his second term Monday and took the unusual step of focusing his inaugural address on a single issue: The lack of opportunity facing Chicago's disadvantaged youths. The mayor's decision to home in on...

    New Chicago City Council still driven by Emanuel agenda

    New Chicago City Council still driven by Emanuel agenda
    After last month's city elections, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's foes on the City Council heralded a new era in Chicago government, one in which aldermen would drive more of the city's agenda. Thirteen new aldermen were elected, and most were backed by unions...

    Chicago OKs $5.5M in reparations for police torture victims

    Chicago's leaders took a step Wednesday typically reserved for nations trying to make amends for slavery or genocide, agreeing to pay $5.5 million in reparations to the mostly African-American victims of the city's notorious police torture scandal and...

    Mayor: Approval of Burge victims fund a step toward 'removing a stain'

    Mayor: Approval of Burge victims fund a step toward 'removing a stain'
    In a dramatic moment Wednesday, the Chicago City Council rose to acknowledge victims of torture at the hands of former police Cmdr. Jon Burge before approving a $5.5 million reparations package that Mayor Rahm Emanuel said shows Chicago is willing to deal...