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Tribune coverage: Rahm Emanuel

Read selections from the Tribune's ongoing coverage of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • Emanuel met with chants, protesters at first public budget hearing

    Emanuel met with chants, protesters at first public budget hearing

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced a largely hostile crowd Monday night as he held his first public budget meeting in four years, with protesters who want to reopen a Bronzeville high school taking another opportunity to showcase their cause. For 90 minutes, individuals in the crowd of about 750 people at...

  • Mayor Emanuel won't rule out tax on ride-hailing companies

    Mayor Emanuel won't rule out tax on ride-hailing companies

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday declined to rule out a tax on Uber trips as he tries to put together a new budget, and noted a powerful alderman has floated the idea of adding a $1 surcharge to fares from ride-hailing services as well as conventional cabs. Emanuel did not respond directly when asked...

  • Emanuel says Biden needs to gauge 'emotional energy' for run

    Emanuel says Biden needs to gauge 'emotional energy' for run

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said Vice President Joe Biden needs to determine whether he has the "emotional energy" for both a protracted presidential campaign and for serving in the event he wins before deciding whether to throw his hat in the ring. Emanuel has long been a Hillary Rodham Clinton...

  • Rahm Emanuel on NFL draft: Make Chicago its permanent home

    Rahm Emanuel on NFL draft: Make Chicago its permanent home

    Rahm Emanuel plans to "double down" on winning future NFL drafts, the mayor said during an appearance Thursday on WSCR-AM 670. "The Mully and Hanley Show's" Mike Mulligan and guest host Dan Pompei asked Emanuel to explain why he chose to pursue the NFL draft again and to handicap the city's chances...

  • Emanuel again looks to Claypool amid troubles at CPS

    Emanuel again looks to Claypool amid troubles at CPS

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel once again tried to write "the next chapter" for Chicago Public Schools on Thursday, this time turning to a trusted ally and political insider he hopes can repair the damaged district. While Forrest Claypool lacks the education policy pedigree of Emanuel's first two picks to run...

  • Emanuel tries again to start produce bus in food deserts

    Emanuel tries again to start produce bus in food deserts

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday took another crack at launching a produce bus project that aims to bring fresh fruits and vegetables to parts of Chicago that lack them after a similar city-backed initiative failed two years ago. Standing on the grounds of an old Bridgeport trucking depot that has...

  • Emanuel rakes in another $612,000 in campaign cash

    Emanuel rakes in another $612,000 in campaign cash

    Three months after winning re-election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is still reeling in campaign cash, collecting another $612,000 in contributions from familiar donors. Emanuel aides did not make a campaign representative available for comment Tuesday, so it was unclear whether the mayor is raising money...

  • Emanuel offers Rauner 'unsolicited advice' on pensions, Madigan

    Emanuel offers Rauner 'unsolicited advice' on pensions, Madigan

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday said he’s encouraged by facets of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed pension bill, but cautioned the Republican to tone down his political rhetoric against House Speaker Michael Madigan if he wants to strike a deal to overhaul the state’s pension woes and end a budget standoff...

  • Emanuel's City Colleges tuition changes will drive up costs for some

    Emanuel's City Colleges tuition changes will drive up costs for some

    Tuition will increase for some part-time City Colleges of Chicago students under a proposed budget the community college system's board approved Thursday. Starting with the fall semester, the seven-campus college system will drop its $89-per-credit-hour tuition structure in favor of a three-tier...

  • Mayor Emanuel faces tough trek toward 'grand bargain' for shoring up CPS

    Mayor Emanuel faces tough trek toward 'grand bargain' for shoring up CPS

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces a difficult path in his effort to forge a "grand bargain" to steady Chicago Public Schools finances. He needs broad buy-in from state legislators and the Chicago Teachers Union to reshape the law and win contract concessions that would free up cash. He needs an agreement...

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