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Wed, 07/10/2013 - 10:29am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday that a final agreement on the proposed $500 million Wrigley Field-area renovations is “just a few feet away”; Other key stakeholders did not comment on the situation; Commission on Chicago Landmarks is scheduled to meet Thursday to consider proposed outfield signage, which has been a highly contentious aspect of the proposed renovations

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 3:33pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Tuesday that state Rep. Deb Mell (D-Chicago) will not be “guaranteed” her father’s City Council seat, nor will she be “excluded from” applying for the job; Emanuel said he will use the same model used to replace former Ald. Sandi Jackson to select Ald. Richard Mell’s (33rd) successor, which included multiple rounds of interviews of a number of applicants

Tue, 07/09/2013 - 11:00am

Illinois wind farms will provide five percent of the electricity supplied through Chicago’s municipal aggregation program with Integrys Energy Services, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday.

In a mayoral press release, Emanuel said his administration negotiated with energy suppliers to come up with the deal, which doubles the amount of wind energy the city’s residents and businesses received through ComEd.

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Tue, 07/09/2013 - 10:45am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting for July 17, during which the council will consider his proposals to strengthen the city’s assault weapons ban and impose higher penalties for gun crimes committed near schools

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:45am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel vowed that he will participate in next year's Polar Plunge if children in his “Rahm's Readers” group can read two million books over the summer; Last summer, the group read 1.5 million books

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:44am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign committee now has $4.025 million, which is twice the amount it had in March; Citizens for Rahm Emanuel Committee raked in $2.2 million in the quarter that ended on June 30

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:43am

Nearly 200 people – many of whom are teachers – protested next year’s proposed education budget cuts outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house on Thursday

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:02am

Members of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration recently sent an email to aldermen saying that restoration of paid Sunday parking in commercial districts would be subject to a review by the mayor's office; Move follows Emanuel’s promise to allow aldermen to reverse the provision in the city’s agreement with Parking Meters LLC that allows for free Sunday parking

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 3:32pm

Report by the Chicago Sun-Times noted that Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been uncharacteristically patient with local alderman Tom Tunney (44th) over the long-running debate over renovating Wrigley Field; Before the Landmarks Commission meeting last week, Emanuel ordered the commission to put off a vote on several items of concern to Tunney in order to give the alderman more time to negotiate a compromise

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:45am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has told Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson he must reapply if he wants to keep his current position; Five-member “blue-ribbon panel” appointed by the mayor will review applications for the post and recommend who should serve as the city’s next inspector general