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Lawyer quits amid police scandal in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Chicago

Chicago - A top attorney in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration stepped down Monday after a federal court judge alleged he hid evidence in a fatal police shooting. This is the latest wrongdoing allegation amid scrutiny about how the city handles such cases.

Chicago public schools' budget woes reach crisis levels

Chicago - Chicago Public Schools must solve a severe financial crisis and a potential budget gap of $1 billion dollars, which may jeopardize the 400,000 students returning to classes this fall.

Chicago: Gang attacks two brothers with machete

Chicago - Chicago, infamously known for drive-by shootings, was the scene of a machete attack against two brothers waiting for a train at Chicago's Brown Line Kedzie CTA station in the Albany Park neighborhood early Monday morning.

Can this woman defeat Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Special

Chicago - Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is on a mission to assure that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a one-termer. Ms. Lewis' preference was someone run against Emanuel and accomplish this mission. A credible candidate has yet to come forward.

Chicago: 19 shot, three dead between Saturday and Sunday mornings

Chicago - Chicago exploded with gun violence again over the weekend with 19 people shot, including three dead, between late Saturday morning and early Sunday morning, according to police. The dead included a 16-year-old boy.

GE's Roadshow For Growth visits Chicago, highlights investments

Chicago - Continuing the 20-city bus tour in celebration of achievements in the middle market, GE Capital's Roadshow For Growth visited Chicago and highlighted the investment commitments the firm has made in the windy city.

Rahm Emanuel jumps into the gun control debate fray

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, speaking at Center for American Progress, joined the gun debate fray. He is pushing for universal background checks on those that want to buy firearms.

Chicago: Purge of dead voters, enthusiasm-gap stifle registration

Chicago - Voter registration and enthusiasm are depressed in Chicago and Cook County, hometown of Barack Obama, compared to 2008. The area hosted a huge registered voter increase benefiting the president in 2008.

Chicago: A quarter million fewer registered voters than 2008

Chicago - While Chicago remains a true blue vote-geyser for Democrats, about 250,000 fewer Chicagoens registered to vote this election cycle than in 2008, according to Langdon Neal, the city’s election board chairman.

Chicago: Another night, more drive-by shootings

Chicago - Drive-by shootings are a daily occurrence now in the windy city, and police are working overtime just to keep them from escalating more.

Chicago: Unemployment jumps to 9.1 percent in Illinois

Chicago - Unemployment in Obama’s adopted state of Illinois crept up to 9.1 percent in August, from 8.9 percent in July, raising concerns about a sluggish economy.

Chicago teachers strike not likely to end before Thursday

Chicago - Chicago parents hoping the courts would order teachers back to their classrooms in Chicago may have to wait days for a ruling, according city attorney’s spokesman Roderick Drew.

Chicago shootings unabated; 10 more shot overnight

Chicago - As terrifying as it must be to walk the streets of in cities like Tehran, Cairo or Khartoum where international embassies are burning and the yellow flames from explosions singe the night air, it seems a weekend in Chicago could be just as dangerous.

More drive-by shootings and robberies Thursday in Chicago

Chicago - A 12-year-old boy was one of six Chicagoans wounded in drive-by shootings and robberies in Chicago on Thursday, day four of a massive teacher walk out in the public schools system.

Op-Ed: Chicago teachers strike pits unions against old friends

Chicago - Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former top Obama aide, has locked horns with Chicago’s teachers union over issues like a need for teacher evaluations, taxpayer-funded benefits and the merits of a 16 percent pay raise.

Chicago: Rise in homicides on Rahm Emanuel's watch

Chicago - Perhaps a shocking rise in gun violence is the most notable statistic of Rahm Emanuel’s brief reign as Chicago’s mayor. The homicide rate in Chicago jumped 29 percent higher in August compared to the same time last year.

Illinois slated to spend more on pensions than education

Chicago - Illinois, the adopted home state of President Barack Obama, will spend more on government workers’ pensions than education by 2016, according to a Fox Business report.

Op-Ed: Did Obama say 'F*** You' to US Senators?

According to yet another recent release from the whistle blower organization Wikileaks, President Barack Obama may have some serious explaining to do.

New book reveals Michelle Obama clashed with White House aides

Washington - A new book by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, to be published on Tuesday, reveals that tensions developed between the First Lady Michelle Obama and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and former press secretary Robert Gibbs.

Op-Ed: Flash mob, crime mob, no mob ― Are Chicago police ignorant? Special

Chicago - Flash mobs, for years, have been gaining popularity as an awe-inspiring collaboration of common people choreographed into a unionization of original thought. in urban Chicago appeal might conk out to some and obtusely flag organized crime to others.

Rahm Emanuel elected mayor of Chicago

Rahm Emanuel, who stepped down as President Obama's chief of staff to run for mayor, has won the race over five other challengers.

Legend Ernie Banks 'Mr. Cub' turns 80-years-old today

Chicago - On Saturday, January 29, "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks celebrated his 80th birthday with dozens of his friends. In attendance were actor and comedian Jeff Garlin, and Chicago Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel.

Obama's top aide Rahm Emanuel can run for mayor of Chicago

Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel is eligible to run for mayor of Chicago. This was the ruling of the Supreme Court after the state appellate court decided earlier to bar Emanuel on questions of residency.

Rahm Emanuel kicked off Chicago mayoral ballot

Chicago - The controversial residency requirements of front-running Chicago mayoral candidate, Rahm Emanuel, have been ruled on yet again. Several news sources are reporting today's ruling was not in Emanuel's favor, as his name will be removed from the ballot.

Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will step down today

Washington - It's official, President Obama and Rahm Emanuel will announce on Friday that Emanuel will be stepping down as the President's Chief of Staff to run for Mayor of Chicago.

Source says Rahm Emanuel may leave White House post next month

Washington - A source close to the White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, says it is quite possible that he will leave the White House next month in order to run for the mayor of Chicago, which has been an "aspiration" of his since Congressional days.

Michael Moore to Obama: Give me Rahm Emanuel's job

American filmmaker Michael Moore has written an open letter to President Barack Obama in which he warns of heavy Democrat losses in this year's Senate elections and suggests he should replace Rahm Emanuel as White House Chief of Staff.

9/11 trials starting with Holder vs. Emanuel

The trials of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four accomplices has led to a divide between United States Attorney General Eric Holder and White House Chief Rahm Emanuel.

Rahm Emanuel may quit as Barack Obama's Chief-of-Staff

A rumor currently being circulated around the media suggests that Chief-of-Staff of the Obama administration, Rahm Emanuel, may quit his position because of his frustration with lawmakers in Washington. Emanuel, instead, may run for Mayor of Chicago.

Issa: Rahm Emanuel using Chicago 'playbook' to intimidate others

House Republican Darrell Issa - serving on the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform - criticizes Whie House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel for using a Chicago 'playbook' on political bullying.
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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a featured speaker at Innovation at the Local Level: The Chicago Infra...
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a featured speaker at Innovation at the Local Level: The Chicago Infrastructure Trust and New Job Growth.
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Photograph of striking members of the Chicago Teachers Union, September 11, 2012.
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Photograph of striking members of the Chicago Teachers Union, September 11, 2012.

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