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Mayor's Office

Mon, 06/17/2013 - 4:11pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is asking companies to prepare plans for more digital "street-level" advertising, but has not provided details about what those advertising systems may look like; Eight firms are competing for the municipal advertising contract so far, including outdoor advertising company JCDecaux LLC and mass media giant Clear Channel Outdoor

Fri, 06/14/2013 - 4:09pm

Free Sunday parking in Chicago neighborhoods resulting from Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s renegotiation of the city’s contract with its private parking meter operator will begin early in some areas this weekend; Following wards will have free Sunday parking beginning this week: 3, 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 14, 15, 20, 22, 23 and 25

Thu, 06/13/2013 - 4:45pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Thursday that the city secured federal funding for its Chicago Riverwalk development and is also eligible to apply for funding that would further an O’Hare airport expansion.

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Wed, 06/12/2013 - 12:52pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel did not deny on Tuesday that the Chicago Board of Education may ask state legislators to lift the cap on property tax increases to help CPS alleviate its projected $1 billion budget shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1; Mayor said he would prefer the district first consider another round of administrative cuts

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 3:29pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday joined Server Farm Realty CEO Avner Papouchado for the official opening of the firm’s new downtown data center. The new facility, located at 840 S. Canal St. in the South Loop, is already in operation and the company is working to attract new clientele, according to a release from the mayor’s office.

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Tue, 06/11/2013 - 9:24am

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Choose Chicago announced on Tuesday that Chicago had 46.2 million visitors last year, nearly eclipsing the record 46.3 million people that visited the city in 2007; Last year’s figure represents a 6.1 percent increase compared to 2011

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 3:47pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Nike on Saturday announced that Chicago’s Windy City Hoops program will expand to host Saturday basketball clinics for as many as 150 kids every Saturday this summer; Clinics will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. beginning this Saturday and will meet weekly through Aug. 10

Fri, 06/07/2013 - 2:35pm

Trade show organizer GLM has agreed to hold its Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition in Chicago over the next several years.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office announced in a press release Friday that GLM inked a 6-year extension of its contract with the city to hold the IRCE at McCormick Place, which will keep the show in Chicago through 2020.

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Fri, 06/07/2013 - 10:36am

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at a NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference on Tuesday that Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently contacted him to request formally that Solider Field be added to a list of potential venues to host the Super Bowl

Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:46pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel reported over $409,000 in income on his tax return for 2012, including $204,726 for his service as mayor and $158,823 from investments; Emanuel, whose Tuesday tax return disclosure is his first since beginning to serve as mayor, paid $77,740 in federal taxes