Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he did a bit of business with foreign leaders who came to his city for the NATO summit, some for the first time.Emanuel told reporters after the two-day summit wrapped up Monday that he talked with the Netherland's leader about the prospects of making O'Hare A
In a conversation with WBEZ after his first year in office, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel reflects on boosting tourism, his dream of a "Chicago accord" and how to keep the city's new "can-do" attitude going into his second year as mayor.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel went before Illinois lawmakers in Springfield Tuesday, to help him get a handle on souring pension costs. Just like the state of Illinois, the City of Chicago is reeling with billions of dollars in unfunded pension liabilities for its workers.
Chicago aldermen are scheduled to debate a new program Monday to fund major infrastructure projects. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been touting what's called the Chicago Infrastructure Trust for the past few weeks.
Chicago homicides spiked by 60 percent in the first three months of 2012 despite increased police resources in some of the city's most dangerous neighborhoods.The Chicago Tribune reports that police statistics show nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter.Chicago police and
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he wants to open city tourism offices in Brazil, Germany and Japan this year.Emanuel says he wants to "dramatically" increase the number of visitors to Chicago. He spoke Thursday to members of the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says building a third airport south of Chicago is very important for the state.He's responding to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new plans to build a fourth runway at O'Hare airport. Emanuel said the expansion would be like adding a third airport without building a new one.