Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The Illinois attorney general's office is looking at a Chicago mayoral candidate's charitable foundation after he's handed out more than $300,000 in cash and checks to local residents.

To solve Chicago's affordable housing crisis, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on developers to think small.

O'Hare International Airport in Chicago has some new gates for the first time in a quarter century.

Continuing last year's record-setting growth, Chicago set new tourism records in the first months of 2018.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city's airline carriers are in the final stages of negotiating an $8.5 billion deal to dramatically expand O'Hare International Airport.

Attorneys for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald plan to hire a polling company to look at the question of whether the trial should be moved out of Cook County.

The Chicago mayor's office says the number of tourists to the city in 2017 was more than 55 million - a new record.

Dozens of mayors from around the world have signed a "Chicago Climate Charter.” The summit was designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump's rejection of the Paris climate accord.

A new mural honoring 20 women who have shaped Chicago arts and culture has been unveiled at the Chicago Cultural Center. 

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has presented an $8.6 billion budget to the city's aldermen that would spend about $289 million more than last year's funding plan.

The city of Chicago has officially submitted its bid to be home to Amazon's second headquarters.

The mayors of Chicago and Washington are making a friendly wager on the outcome of the National League Division Series between the Cubs and the Nationals.

Another new lawsuit wants to ensure issues related to people with disabilities are addressed in any plan to reform Chicago police.

Chicago officials say they're constantly evaluating security before the city's annual marathon, but no changes have been made following the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. 

The city of Chicago has filed a lawsuit against the credit reporting company Equifax over a data breach that exposed personal information of about 143 million people.

Some of Chicago's top business executives are leading the effort to bring online retailer Amazon's second headquarters to the area. 

Illinois is among 15 states suing to block President Donald Trump's plan to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says President Donald Trump's administration is "wrong morally, wrong factually and wrong legally" as it threatens to end funding for cities that refuse to share information with federal immigration authorities.

Major civil rights groups have joined a class-action seeking to force Chicago to reform the nation's second largest police force with direct court oversight.

Lawyers representing Chicago are not offering clues about how Mayor Rahm Emanuel might respond to a federal lawsuit seeking to force the city into implementing police reforms under court supervision.

The Chicago Board of Ethics has found that a business executive and an alderman's husband illegally lobbied Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Chicago has launched a campaign hailing the contribution of immigrants amid a harder line taken by President Donald Trump on immigration issues.  The campaign is called "One Chicago." Its stated aim is to assure immigrants they're welcome in the nation's third largest city. 

Chicago Public Schools plans to take out a $389 million short-term loan to get the financially struggling district through the end of the school year and make a pension payment due next month.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the plan Friday. His appointed school board will vote on it Wednesday.

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New Illinois tourism figures show about 110 million tourists from around the country visited the state last year, a more than 1 million increase compared to 2015.  Eighty three percent of visitors came for leisure and 17% came for business. 

Chicago's City Council has voted to create a municipal ID card for people living in the U.S. illegally and other city residents.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel asserted the ID will help bring people out of the shadows and allow them to get on with their lives.

Chicago says it's pushing ahead with police department reforms, no matter what the Department of Justice does.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a sweeping review of the Justice Department's interactions with local law enforcement. That includes scrutinizing the effectiveness of existing and proposed consent decrees that involve courts enforcing police reforms.  

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago's leaders say they'll keep fighting against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite financial risks.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dismissing the governor’s latest ideas for funding Chicago Public Schools.   The latest chapter of the battle between Governor Bruce Rauner and Emanuel centers around $215 million dollars for CPS that Rauner vetoed in December.   

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The Chicago Board of Ethics has voted to fine a former aide to President Barack Obama $90,000 for illegally lobbying Chicago's mayor on behalf of Uber.  The board found David Plouffe violated city ethics rules when he failed to register as a lobbyist after contacting Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Willis Tower in Chicago is preparing for a $500 million face-lift under an ambitious plan Mayor Rahm Emanuel supports.  The renovations call for six levels of entertainment, restaurant and retail space, which could become an attraction for thousands of building employees and 1.7 million yearly visitors drawn to the observation deck on the 103rd floor.

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