17 Apr 2011

Old allies Emanuel and Blagojevich in spotlight again

Blagojevich retrial gets under way as Emanuel prepares to be Chicago’s next mayorRod Blagojevich and Rahm Emanuel were once very public allies, pushing prescription drug programs and school reform together as North Side Democrats whose careers were on…

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15 Apr 2011

Emanuel predicts longer school days for CPS

Mayor-elect lobbies for education reform, saying he will add 90 minutes to school day.Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he is lobbying to get the education reform bill passed in Springfield, and if it becomes law, he plans to bring longer school days and …

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15 Apr 2011

Emanuel and Daley oppose CPS tax hike

As Chicago Public Schools officials continue to refine a budget proposal expected this month, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel and outgoing Mayor Richard Daley said they don’t support raising property taxes to reduce an estimated $720 million budget gap for n…

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15 Apr 2011

Emanuel spent $800,000 to stay on ballot

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel spent roughly $800,000 successfully fighting off an attempt to knock him off the ballot by challenging his residency, a transition aide said today.

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15 Apr 2011

Emanuel sets inauguration plans

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today released details on how he will be inaugurated and accompanying festivities.

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