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Emanuel to City Employees: Pay Tickets or Lose Job

In his effort to balance the city’s budget, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has now reached the digging-for-change-under-the-car-seat level: he’s threatening to fire city employees with unpaid parking tickets, red light camera tickets and water bills. City workers owe nearly $3 million in fees and fines. They have 30 days to pony …

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Chicago given many painful ways to escape budget mess

City income tax, Lake Shore Drive tolls, higher ambulance fees among options suggested by inspector general By Hal Dardick, Kristen Mack and John Chase, Tribune reporters7:44 a.m. CDT, September 27, 2011 As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepares to present his first budget next month, Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson is tossing …

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New Ethics Rules for Chicago

On May 18, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Sarah Kovit On Monday, May 16th Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed three new executive orders and reissued three additional executive orders. The three reissued executive orders include a ban on political contributions to the mayor from the owners of companies that do business with …

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ACLU wants to rein in spying by Chicago Police Department

BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter fspielman@suntimes.com Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was urged Tuesday to rein in police spying after the city agreed to pay and publicly absolve an international peace and justice organization investigated in the run-up to a 2002 business conference in Chicago. The Quaker-based American Friends Service Committee …

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Change of Subject: Perhaps a clue why Emanuel didn’t care about Brizard’s slippery graduation statistics

At Huffington Post, Chicago parent-advocate Julie Woestehoff blogs , in February, a group of Chicago Public Schools high-schoolers busted Chicago mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel‘s chops in a YouTube video (below) for making false statements about charter schools on the campaign trail:[claimed that, outside of two selective enrollment CPS high schools, the …

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New Chicago schools chief has record of reform, but irked teachers

By Amanda Paulson Amanda Paulson – Mon Apr 18, 4:22 pm ET Chicago – The man Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has selected to lead the Chicago Public Schools has a track record of improving graduation rates and test scores in his current job in Rochester, N.Y., but has also had conflicts …

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How Rahm Retaliated Against Bad Press

So the day after the “Mini White House Inaugural” was reported, the Emanuel team refused to notify NBC of rare one-on-one interviews allotted to our competitors. The TV business is competitive, but typically politicians and public figures who are involved with big events grant the same access to all-comers. When …

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Big-money donors wanted for Emanuel inauguration

Posted by Kristen Mack and Hal Dardick at 2:01 p.m. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is looking for private donors to bankroll his inauguration, offering potential donors yet another way to show their appreciation as he prepares to take office next month. Individuals who give $50,000 can garner “co-chair” status on Emanuel’s …

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Emanuel’s First Political Scandal: Hires Ethics Challenged Team Member

-By Warner Todd Huston Rahm Emanuel hasn’t even officially set his first foot in the Mayor’s Office and he’s already had his first political misstep: He hired a transition team member that has ethics problems. Last year Judy Erwin was forced to resign as director of the Illinois Board of …

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Emanuel on Chicago mayoral ballot

Illinois Supreme Court rejects challenge to his residency January 28, 2011 By Jeff Coen, Bob Secter and David Kidwell, Tribune reporters The ballot roller coaster for Rahm Emanuel finally stopped Thursday with the former White House chief of staff very much in the race for mayor and the Illinois Supreme …

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Rahm Emanuel booted off ballot in 2-1 Appellate Court decision

BY ABDON M. PALLASCH Political Reporter Jan 24, 2011 12:09PM Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago today by an appellate court panel, a stunning blow to the fund-raising leader in the race. An appellate panel ruled 2-1 that Emanuel did not meet the residency standard …

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Just Not Rahm

Become a Rahm stopper! Join conservative crusader William J. Kelly and fellow Rahm stoppers as we try to prevent Rahm Emanuel from his take-over of the City of Chicago. Just Not Rahm.

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