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Mayor's Office

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 4:16pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s 2012 annual economic interest statement lists several gifts received by the mayor valued at over $500 that are labeled as “transportation”; High profile names that picked up transportation costs for Emanuel last year include: Kenneth Griffin, founder of hedge fund firm Citadel LLC; Groupon co-founders Brad Keywell and Eric Lefkofsky and Jim
Crown of investment firm Henry Crown & Co.

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:18pm

Crain’s Chicago Business columnist Greg Hinz’s interview with Mayor Rahm Emanuel Monday morning revealed the following developments: Emanuel will continue to pay overtime hours to off-duty police officers to patrol high-crime neighborhoods, even if the allotted OT budget runs out; The mayor is placing a continued emphasis on the opening of public and privately-run charter schools; Negotiations with airlines over funding for a final O’Hare International Airport renovation phase are “going well”

Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:17pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to appoint Desiree Rogers to succeed Bruce Rauner as chairman of the board of Choose Chicago, the city’s tourism bureau; Rogers is the CEO of Johnson Publishing and previously served as White House social secretary

Fri, 05/03/2013 - 4:03pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to introduce an ordinance to the City Council next week authorizing 40 night games per season at Wrigley Field; Current limit on night games is 30 per year

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:28pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said during an unrelated press conference at technology hub 1871 Wednesday that he is not worried about Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts moving the team out of Chicago if the organization’s proposed $300 million Wrigley Field overhaul does not receive approval from the city; Ricketts suggested the team could move while unveiling the proposal earlier at a City Club of Chicago event

Wed, 05/01/2013 - 1:12pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday urged the Illinois legislature to approve newly-introduced gambling legislation; Mayor touted a proposed casino in Chicago as a revenue stream for improving the city’s schools

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:50pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled the summer schedule for Chicago’s Farmers Markets and announced the creation of two night markets as part of the Farmers Markets program

Mon, 04/29/2013 - 12:22pm

Certain areas of Chicago will have free parking on Sundays as a result of a new settlement between the city and Chicago Parking Meters LLC, the company that oversees Chicago’s parking meters, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Monday.

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Fri, 04/26/2013 - 3:38pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday extended the city’s contract with current red light camera operator Redflex Traffic Systems to give the city more time to select the company’s successor; Redflex was barred from rebidding on the contract after its expiration following an alleged bribery scandal

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 1:29pm

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and police Supt. Garry McCarthy said that Operation Impact, an initiative to enlist more police officers on foot patrol in some of Chicago’s high-crime neighborhoods, has effectively reduced crime since the program’s inception; Emanuel said that crime in the targeted areas “was down in February by 50 percent, 69 percent in March, [and] April’s continuing in that trend”