Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel defended the Noble Charter School network for charging students fees for misconduct.School activists accuse the 10-school network of collecting almost $200,000 last year by fining students to attend detention or behavior classes, and nearly $400,000 since the 2008-2009 sch
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he did not play a role in the decision to scrap a student design chosen for the city's vehicle sticker.The City Clerk's office chose a new sticker earlier this week after the original design was thought to contain gang symbols."
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday that crime is significantly down in two districts historically plagued by violence as a result of an initiative aimed at targeting gangs and drug markets in those areas.McCarthy said murders in the Englewood (7th) and Harrison (11th) districts
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced plans Wednesday to replace long-time Public Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey.Dempsey will be succeeded by Brian Bannon, who's currently serving as Chief Information Officer at the San Francisco Public Library.Dempsey said leaving her position as the library comm
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered President Barack Obama some advice on his upcoming State of the Union address Thursday during a panel discussion at the University of Chicago.Emanuel, who served as Mr.
As lawmakers prepare for their spring legislative session, supporters of expanding gambling in Illinois say they are working toward an agreement that may finally resolve one of the state’s longstanding items of unfinished business.If approved, the compromise could clear the way for five new casinos
Standing in the lobby of the the newly-renovated and reopened Grand Avenue Red Line stop, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday more planned updates for the city's train system.The announced plans include building a new Green Line stop near McCormick Place, renovating the Clark and Divisio