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Tribune coverage: Rahm Emanuel

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

  • Emanuel with $6.5 million for stretch run of re-election bid

    Emanuel with $6.5 million for stretch run of re-election bid

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel had about $6.5 million left in his campaign fund to start the stretch run of his re-election bid, records showed Thursday. The mayor, who is seeking a second term, entered October with nearly $8.7 million in campaign contributions, then raised $2.5 million the last three months...

  • Mayor reimburses city $7,000 more for travel

    Rahm Emanuel reimburses city $7,000 more for travel

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has paid back the city $7,000 more in travel expenses following Chicago Tribune questions about why he spent taxpayer money to have Chicago police officers accompany him to the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. It's the third check Emanuel has cut to taxpayers...

  • Emanuel kicks off re-election campaign

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off his re-election campaign

    Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term. Though he stuck with his practice of not mentioning Richard M. Daley by name,...

  • With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash

    With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received $400,000 in political donations that he was able to keep only because the state's campaign contribution limits were eliminated through the actions of an obscure candidate who threatened to run, but didn't. The contribution limits were lifted for everyone in the Chicago...

  • Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up

    Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up

    As the Chicago City Council prepares to approve his latest budget Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly has reminded voters that he didn't raise city property taxes during his first four years in office. But that doesn't mean homeowners haven't had to pay. Under Emanuel, vehicle stickers cost...

  • Emanuel launches re-election bid with TV ad, website

    Emanuel launches re-election bid with TV ad, website

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel launched his re-election bid with a new campaign website Tuesday and will start airing his first TV ad Wednesday, all before either of his two major challengers have even filed paperwork to get on the Feb. 24 ballot. The moves reflect one strategy the mayor is using as he tries...

  • Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds

    Emanuel: Too late to recoup potential losses on CPS bonds

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday that it's too late to try to recoup any of the money from burdensome interest payments that Chicago Public Schools made after issuing risky auction-rate bonds. "There's a thing called a contract," he said. Other municipal borrowers have sought recourse for auction-rate...

  • Mayor Emanuel advises incoming treasurer on life-work balance

    Mayor Emanuel advises incoming treasurer on life-work balance

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday offered a monologue about balancing the needs of work and family, after several aldermen warned incoming city treasurer Kurt Summers Jr. about the family sacrifices he would make as a public official. Emanuel gave Summers and his wife, Helen, some advice about creating...

  • Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program

    Emanuel defends CTA bag screening program

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday defended a Chicago Transit Authority plan to randomly screen baggage for explosives at some train stations, saying the checks make sense out of an "abundance of caution.""The world is different," Emanuel said when asked to justify the checks that start Nov. 3. "We need...

  • Emanuel to name ex-Preckwinkle official city treasurer

    Emanuel names Preckwinkle administration official city treasurer

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked investment executive and former Cook County official Kurt Summers Jr. to be the new city treasurer Wednesday, saying it's important to quickly get the right person in place to manage municipal investments rather than waiting for voters to fill the job at the February 2015...

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