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Mayor's Office

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 2:22pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that, if the GOP-controlled U.S. Congress acts to block immigration reform, President Barack Obama should sign an executive order that would “finally bring those who live in the shadows of society into the daylight”

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:47pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed an ordinance that would guarantee Inspector General Joe Ferguson a budget of at least one-tenth of 1 percent of the overall city budget; Ordinance would also permit Ferguson to participate in asset recovery

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 3:52pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said city would fight tobacco vendor’s call for a temporary restraining order to block a city ordinance prohibiting tobacco stores within 500 feet of schools from selling flavored cigarettes; In a separate statement, former city treasure Stephanie Neely announced she will beginning working as vice president for treasury at Northbrook-based Allstate effective Dec. 1

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 12:16pm

Civic Federation released a report this morning endorsing Mayor Emanuel’s $7.34 billion budget for 2015 and stating that Emanuel has made tough calls to stabilize the city’s finances; Report stated that the city’s pension crisis has only been partially solved and Emanuel’s tendency to borrow for day-to-day operations posed a financial risk 

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:03pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Chicago Transit Authority’s move not to raise fares under next year’s budget and instead count on projected increases in train and bus ridership to add revenue; CTA has “been very disciplined – without going to Springfield, without facing a crisis in the budget – of presenting two years in a row a balanced budget,” the mayor said

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:12pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel commended a process under which an airline passenger who fell ill while flying to O’Hare Airport from Liberia was hospitalized at Rush University Medical Center and removed from isolation after experts determined he did not require Ebola testing

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:33pm

Alex Holt, budget director for Mayor Rahm Emanuel, said the mayor’s plan to eliminate the city’s amusement tax exemption will cost the average cable customer an additional $2.40-per-month, if cable companies require consumers to foot the bill; “Which they will,” 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell said

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:40pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was scheduled to march in Chicago’s annual Columbus Day parade on Monday, which was set to kick off at 12:30 p.m. at the intersection of State and Lake streets and end at the intersection of State and Van Buren streets

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:28am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans to allocate $2 million in his 2015 budget to expand the Chicago Police Department’s bike patrol force; Allocation would allow the department to double the amount of officers on bikes

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:14pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 60-day “Check the Stamps” campaign yielded 500 complaints of illegal cigarette sales and 225 subsequent city investigations; One-hundred-and-sixty-five businesses received 620 tickets and could be hit with fines ranging from $518,875 to $1.7 million; Tipsters will receive $100 rewards if businesses are convicted of illegal cigarette sales as a result of their tips