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Stories with person: Rahm Emanuel
  • Judge says 2014 Chicago pension overhaul unconstitutional story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 2:24 pm

    CHICAGO - A Cook County judge on Friday threw out a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two Chicago pension funds, a decision city officials have said could leave the retirement accounts insolvent in a little more than a decade or lead to massive tax increases.

  • Mayor Emanuel names ex-Madigan aide as chief of staff 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 3:55 pm

    CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a business executive and former top aide to Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan to be his next chief of staff.

  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel names top aide to run Chicago's schools story has photos
    Updated: Jul-16-15 7:53 pm

    CHICAGO - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday selected his chief of staff to lead the city's struggling public schools as the district deals with budget cuts and a multibillion-dollar pension crisis.

  • Headquarters of Kraft business heading to downtown Chicago 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 1:47 pm

    NEW YORK - Two weeks after shareholders signed off on a tie-up between Kraft and Heinz, the company has announced a move that will bring its Kraft headquarters from the northwest suburbs of Chicago into the city itself.

  • Company under probe pushed for ex-Chicago schools CEO hiring 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 4:38 pm

    CHICAGO - A published report shows the head of a suburban education company central to an ongoing federal investigation pushed for the hiring of Chicago Public Schools former CEO and lobbied on her behalf.

  • Rauner pension plan would end union negotiations, freeze pay 
    Updated: Jul-12-15 12:35 pm

    CHICAGO - Gov. Bruce Rauner says Illinois could save billions of dollars each year through an ambitious new plan to address hugely underfunded pension systems, a proposal he describes as "fair and reasonable" for both government workers and taxpayers.

  • Obama administration takes aim at segregation in housing story has photos
    Updated: Jul-08-15 4:39 pm

    CHICAGO - The nation's head of urban housing policy announced new regulations Wednesday aimed at fulfilling promises of the 1968 Fair Housing Act by promoting racially integrated neighborhoods.

  • Report: Firm fees from Chicago schools borrowing tops $18M 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 3:43 pm

    CHICAGO - Dozens of legal and financial firms have been paid roughly $18 million in fees from borrowing and debt-refinancing deals with Chicago Public Schools since 2011 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel first won office, according to a newspaper report published Saturday.

  • Mayor: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance story has photos
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:25 pm

    CHICAGO - Chicago school and city officials detailed $200 million in cuts - including layoffs, scaled-back maintenance and reduced transportation - to the nation's third-largest school district Wednesday, one day after the district paid a $634 million pension bill officials said it couldn't afford.