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Rahm Emanuel Wants To Bring More Child Migrants To Chicago

CHICAGO, July 28 (Reuters) – Chicago will set up additional shelters for unaccompanied immigrant children to be funded by the federal government and run by local charities, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday. Increasing numbers of children, mostly from crime-plagued Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, are crossing into the United …

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Rahm Recorded reporters’ conversations without consent…

BY CAROL MARIN [email protected] November 13, 2012 7:40PM Emanuel downplays eavesdrop act Mayor Rahm Emanuel, at a Monday news conference, didn’t like questions about whether his press office had recorded reporters’ conversations without first seeking their consent. That’s a big no-no under the Illinois Eavesdropping Act, one of the toughest …

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Melting the Rubber Stamp: Chicago’s Unelected Board of Education

By joel • Sep 12, 2012 • Print-Friendly The seven members of Chicago’s Board of Education, along with CEO Jean-Claude Brizard, are, in theory, responsible for the governance of the city’s schools. In reality, they are only accountable to the man that appointed them—Mayor Rahm Emanuel. As anyone who has …

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Emanuel speed camera ticket measure approved

By Kristen Mack, Hal Dardick and John Byrne Clout Street 3:05 p.m. CDT, April 18, 2012 Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s controversial speed-camera ordinance that would ding violators with tickets of up to $100 won Chicago City Council approval today. The 33-14 vote came after the mayor made changes to the camera …

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Does Rahm Blame Daley For City Violence?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel went on the defensive Thursday about a surge of recent homicides in Chicago and questioned why new law enforcement tactics hadn’t been created before he was elected 10 months ago. “You can say, ‘Are you doing it right,'” Emanuel said, “but the question is, ‘Why were those …

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Aldermen insist questions remain on mayor’s Infrastructure Trust proposal

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to have five financing giants bankroll $1.7 billion in Chicago infrastructure projects ran into opposition Monday from aldermen concerned about “hidden fees” and long-term leasing of city assets. During closed-door briefings with aldermen, sources said Chief Financial Officer Lois Scott …

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NATO Summit Security Spending Tops $1 Million

The city has shelled out more than $1 million in potential NATO related security costs so far, with an untold amount of spending still to come. From riot helmets to surveillance equipment, it appears the NATO summits and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s new purchasing powers have allowed for the purchase of …

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Emanuel Disavows 25% of School Kids, Says CTU

By Mary Ann Ahern Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 Karen Lewis, the Chicago Teacher’s Union President, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel have a testy relationship at best. But it wasn’t always that way. The two leaders met privately last year ahead of Emanuel’s inauguration. They went for dinner and to attend a …

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Chicago’s Godfather Emanuel Doubles and Triples Fines for Minor Offenses

RAN SPIELMAN The Chicago Sun-Times November 7, 2011 Editor’s note: Allowing weeds to grow will cost residents between $600-to-$1,200-a-day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said his plan to raise taxes, fines and fees by $220 million in 2012 includes higher fines for a laundry list of offenses, but he has yet …

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Daley to leave White House after election

White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Tuesday he will leave his job after the 2012 election. “I made a commitment with the president through his re-election, which I am confident he will do,” Mr. Daley told NBC affiliate WMAQ-TV in Chicago. “Then my wife and I will be …

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