Chicago's current mayor and its future one disagree about whether Illinois should have the death penalty. The mayor has no official say on the death penalty issue. But when asked about it, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel said he supports Governor Pat Quinn's decision Wednesday to abolish it.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel is explaining why he's forming a committee that will help fund candidates in Chicago runoff elections. Emanuel's political action committee will be technically separate from his campaign.
With many cities and states across the nation facing serious budget deficits and pension crises, Atlanta stands out as an exception to the rule. Since taking office 13 months ago, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has balanced the city's budget, hired more police officers, restructured city services, a
The troublesome formality of winning the mayoral election all wrapped up, Rahm Emanuel is in the midst of a mini-PR campaign to assure his hipness in certain quarters of Chicago, try to show he has a sense of humor, and possibly silence criticisms that he’ll care more about cor
Mayor Richard Daley on Wednesday said the city's police superintendent abruptly resigned this week in order to pursue other job offers.Jody Weis' resignation Tuesday - the final day of his contract - came as a surprise to the Daley administration.
News that Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has resigned came as a surprise to many. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel made it a campaign promise to replace Weis. But most thought Weis would stay in place through May, when Mayor Daley steps down.
Desiree Rogers, the former White House Social Secretary who resigned from her position after uninvited guests snuck into a White House state dinner, has been named a member of the committee organizing Chicago’s 2011 inauguration.Rogers is one of