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Tribune coverage: Rahm Emanuel

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

  • Poll: Support for Emanuel falling fast in Chicago

    Chicago Tribune poll: Support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel falling fast in Chicago

    Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found. Facing concerns over crime, education and the economy, Emanuel now holds a 35 percent...

  • Emanuel talking health care tech, summer camp

    Back from NYC, Emanuel to talk health care tech, summer camp signups

    A day after traveling to New York to talk about a minimum wage increase, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is back in Chicago to announce the next step in an initiative to promote the growth of  local healthcare companies and tout an increase in the number of kids attending Chicago Park District summer camp.Emanuel...

  • Emanuel visits NYC, moves left

    Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid

    NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering she couldn’t afford several hours of child care after kindergarten...

  • Emanuel won't weigh in on probe of ally

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel won't weigh in on investigation of City Council ally

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel would not say Wednesday whether it was appropriate for his City Council leader to push through an ordinance that limited the power of a city watchdog who a week earlier had opened an investigation into the alderman. The Tribune reported last week that Ald. Patrick O’Connor, Emanuel’s...

  • City Hall details review of red light camera tickets

    City Hall details review of red light camera tickets

    City Hall plans to start sending out letters Friday to at least 9,000 drivers with details of the review process to determine whether the city sends them $100 refunds for red light camera citations issued during unexplained, suspicious spikes in tickets. Reacting to a Tribune investigation published...

  • Special delivery from mayor: Cheesecake, $50K of it

    Special delivery from Emanuel: Cheesecake, $50,000 of it

    It’s the tell-tale sign that someone has arrived squarely on the good side of Mayor Rahm Emanuel: They get a specially-delivered cheesecake. Since Emanuel first started running for mayor in October 2010, he has spent more than $51,000 on cheesecakes, all from Chicago’s famous Eli’s Cheesecake Co.“He’s...

  • Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political

    Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today insisted that his push to raise the minimum wage in Chicago and across the state is not a political ploy aimed at driving Democratic turnout in the November election, but the right thing to do for families struggling in poverty.“This is not about ginning up for an election,”...

  • Emanuel super PAC gets nearly $1 million in one day

    Emanuel super PAC gets nearly $1 million in one day

    Some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s biggest campaign donors dropped $950,000 in one day into a new super political action committee created to help back his run for re-election in 2015.Illinois election law caps the amount individuals can contribute to Emanuel and other candidates’ campaigns at $5,300,...

  • Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge

    Emanuel confident Lucas museum will withstand legal challenge

    The board of George Lucas' proposed museum on Wednesday unanimously agreed to take up Chicago's offer of a lakefront site to house the “Star Wars” creator's trove of art and movie memorabilia. The location south of Soldier Field has already drawn opposition from Friends of the Parks and some aldermen,...

  • Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Better than a property tax hike, he says

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