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Mayor's Office

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 4:01pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and AT&T Illinois President Paul La Schiazza announced on Tuesday that the company plans to shift 500 jobs from the suburbs to its Chicago-area headquarters at 225 W. Randolph St. in the Loop; Move would bring AT&T’s Chicago workforce to over 4,400 employees

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 10:27am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett at Enrico Tonti Elementary School at 5815 S. Homan Ave. in the Gage Park neighborhood on Monday to give a tour of a modular unit added at one of six CPS elementary schools that will facilitate kindergartners attending school for the full day this year; CPS earmarked an additional $15 million to pay for the longer school day for kindergartners

Mon, 08/05/2013 - 1:16pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday announced his support for a revised anti-littering ordinance introduced by Alderman Howard Brookins (21st); Ordinance would grant police “discretion” to tow a vehicle from which the driver is caught littering; Maximum fine for littering from a vehicle would be $1,500 and the minimum fine would be $150

Fri, 08/02/2013 - 3:50pm

Chicago Human Rhythm Project, a tap dance and percussion ensemble, will honor Mayor Rahm Emanuel with the annual Juba Award for his ongoing support of dance programs in the city; Emanuel will receive the award at the group's Oct. 28 gala

Thu, 08/01/2013 - 1:09pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Thursday that 24 corporate and community partners have joined Chicago’s growing Divvy bike program.

The new partners of the nation’s fourth-largest bike-sharing program include World Business Chicago, Sprout Social, the Metropolitan Planning Council, Fox News Digital, Big Bowl, Morningstar and HBK Engineering, among others, according to a mayoral press release.

The partnerships allow each organization’s employees to receive discounted rental rates.

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Wed, 07/31/2013 - 10:24am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool said they will not raise fares or cut service on the public transit system to offset a $14 million reduction in state funding; Emanuel and Claypool said they plan to lobby the state Legislature to restore the funding

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 3:45pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel "sounded supportive" of the development of a proposed patio elevated over Sheffield Avenue outside of Wrigley Field as an addition to the Chicago Cubs’ planned $500 million overhaul of the historic stadium and its surrounding area, according to the Chicago Tribune; Proposal would maintain rooftop club owners’ lucrative stadium views and would accommodate a proposed signage addition from the Cubs; Both parties have endorsed the proposal

Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:35am

Mayoral spokeswoman Kathleen Strand is leaving the Emanuel administration to serve as Chicago-based director of public affairs for Coca-Cola

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 3:43pm

Chicago Department of Transportation has so far installed “safe passage” signs near 10 schools that will be receiving new students from shuttered schools next school year and has added new crosswalks at 30 schools, according to the mayor’s office; City has also hired 245 residents to guide students along the designated safe passages and the City Council approved stricter fines for those found possessing weapons near the routes

Mon, 07/29/2013 - 1:54pm

The city’s new Small Business Center will launch a new express lane and self-service area designed to provide customers with faster service, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday.

The Center was launched in May to provide small business owners and entrepreneurs in the city with a one-stop shop of business resources such as permits and licenses.

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