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  • Emanuel chief of staff to leave next month

    Emanuel chief of staff to leave next month
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s chief of staff is calling it quits in a couple of weeks and his chief operating officer will step up, the mayor told his senior staff on Thursday. Theresa Mintle, a distant cousin of former Mayor Richard M. Daley, is resigning...
  • Remarkable Woman: Eunita Rushing

    Remarkable Woman: Eunita Rushing
    Eunita Rushing feels at home when she's near plants, so perhaps it's no surprise that since 1999 she has been the enthusiastic president of the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, which works in partnership with the Chicago Park District to raise funds...
  • Emanuel stands by rejected police sergeants contract

    Emanuel stands by rejected police sergeants contract
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintained Tuesday that a pension fix overwhelmingly rejected by Chicago police sergeants remains a road map to restoring financial soundness to the city's woefully underfunded pension system. “Every other aspect of this plan,...
  • Emanuel moves playgrounds to front of Park District line

    Emanuel moves playgrounds to front of Park District line
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving playgrounds to the front of the line for the Chicago Park District’s limited construction money, with other big-ticket projects like new fieldhouses moving back in the queue. For the mayor, it’s about getting the...
  • Northerly Island to host 6 to 8 30,000-capacity concerts a summer

    Northerly Island to host 6 to 8 30,000-capacity concerts a summer
    Northerly Island will host as many as eight 30,000-capacity concerts a summer in addition to a full slate of smaller shows, promoters Live Nation and the Chicago Park District will announce Monday. The first major concert will be Jimmy Buffett on June...
  • 10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape

    10 years after Daley's Meigs Field raid, the makeover of Northerly Island is slow to take shape
    Ten years ago as Mayor Richard M. Daley worked through political channels to accelerate federal approval to build new runways at the airport his father had dearly called "O'Hara," the mayor also issued an infamous order to destroy Chicago's little...
  • Early-season cold grips Chicago; snow possible Sunday

    Early-season cold grips Chicago; snow possible Sunday
    Winter has come early to the Chicago area this weekend, with the coldest daytime temperatures since February and a chance of snow showers or snow through Sunday evening, according to forecasts. High temperatures across the area were only in the high...
  • Cops pull man from icy Chicago River: 'He was completely submerged'

    Cops pull man from icy Chicago River: 'He was completely submerged'
    The man poking his head out of the water had one hand on the dock, but he was losing his grip after several minutes in the Chicago River this morning, large ice chunks floating feet away. Kneeling above him was Officer Wayne Kramer, who had sprinted down...
  • It's their Chicago, too

    It's their Chicago, too
    Read the newspapers and you can conclude that Chicago's children are, as a group, vulnerable waifs in need of rescue. And many are: Horrific sagas of child abuse deaths, pint-sized shooting victims and astonishing parental neglect intensify the impression...
  • Actors' Equity names new Central region head

    Actors' Equity names new Central region head
    The Actors' Equity union has a new leader for its Chicago office, which covers the middle third of America. Sean Taylor, a former assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois and an attorney for the Chicago Park District, is the Central regional...
  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows

     Mayor Rahm Emanuel's finance guru Lois Scott hires bond firms she knows
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel was on hand when an organization of female business executives paid tribute last year to his financial guru, Lois Scott, for her pioneering role in helping cash-strapped governments solve their problems. Many in the room shared an...