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Rahm Emanuel looks for a last-minute tax hike in 911 cell fees

By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel is trying to make an offer city residents can’t refuse. The mayor wants to hike monthly taxes on cell phone users. 911 TAX: As the Illinois General Assembly approaches the end of its legislative session on May 31, Emanuel reportedly sent …

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Rahm on Charlton Heston: ‘Shove it up his ass’

A 1998 memo from White House speechwriter Jeff Shesol recaps a meeting with Emanuel, in which they were talking about a speech about a new bulletproof vest law. And how did Emanuel want Shesol to deal with National Rifle Association president Charlton Heston? “Shove it up his ass” the memo …

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Rahm the Impaler

“Trending toward insolvency.” “The country’s worst school system.” “The murder capital of America.” This is Rahm Emanuel’s third year as mayor of Chicago, and everything is under control. By Neil Steinberg on February 19, 2014 Read more: Rahm Emanuel Mayor Interview – Rahm Emanuel Profile – Esquire

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How to stop Chicago from ruining Uber and Lyft

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has proposed an ordinance that would force the popular ride-sharing services Uber and Lyft to drastically change the way they do business, if not shut down operations in the city entirely. The proposal contains numerous unnecessary provisions that would harm Uber and Lyft drivers as well …

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The 7 worst things in Chicago’s proposed Uber ordinance

posted by Jacob Huebert on 02/11/2014 Last week, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed an ordinance that would regulate popular ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft in Chicago. Emanuel often claims that he wants Chicago to be friendly to new businesses, innovation and technology. Unfortunately, his proposal is anything but …

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New Walmart subsidized with millions of taxpayer dollars—and some residents are thrilled

Posted by Mick Dumke today at 12.37 PM Officially it was a ribbon cutting, but the ceremony on Tuesday for the opening of Chicago’s newest Walmart looked and felt more like a homecoming pep rally merged with a revival meeting—if such things were held inside shiny big-box stores plastered with …

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Owner of firm with new O’Hare contract linked to alleged mob figure

Chicago Business Journal Date: Friday, November 30, 2012, 10:57am CST Union janitors at O’Hare International Airport protested that switching to a private contractor would cost them jobs. The owner of a firm recently awarded a $99.4 million janitorial contract to replace 300 union workers at O’Hare International Airport has close …

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Rahm To Propose $7 Billion Plan — To Create 30,000 Jobs

By JOHN SCHWARTZ Published: March 29, 2012 Chicago is embarking on a $7 billion plan to transform the city’s infrastructure from the skies above to the pipes underground. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former President Bill Clinton announced this month that part of a new plan to overhaul the city’s infrastructure …

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Rahm looks for more power, ability to deputize during G8

Posted 12/14/11 3:09 p.m. WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron Reports CHICAGO (WLS) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants big new powers to help stage the NATO and G8 summits here in Chicago next May. WLS Radio’s Bill Cameron reports from City Hall that the mayor is asking the aldermen to give him …

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‘Rahmbo’ goes to bat for Obama, slams Romney

By Abdon M. Pallasch Political Reporter [email protected] November 19, 2011 9:28PM Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel delivers the keynote speech in support of President Obama, at the Iowa Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson Jackson Dinner, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) Emanuel says he backs unions before …

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Emanuel: City Desperately Needs Cash From Casino

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he and Gov. Pat Quinn should be able to work out their differences over legislation that would clear the way for a casino in Chicago, among other places. As WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, the mayor says the funds that would …

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Chicago expanding Big Brother camera network

Chicago’s Big Brother network of over 10,000 public and private surveillance cameras is already the most extensive and integrated in the nation. But, it’s about to get even bigger. Mayor Rahm Emanuel chaired his first Public Building Commission meeting on Tuesday and joined his fellow members in adding three potential …

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Open government in Chicago? Rahm’s tech and data chiefs swear it’s coming

Posted by Mick Dumke on Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 11:02 AM Among his many promises to change the way Chicago operates, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has vowed to bring an unprecedented level of transparency and technological innovation to city operations. “I understand that sounds crazy coming out of a City …

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