Rahm Emanuel

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has "failed horribly" on public safety after gunfire in the city last weekend injured more than 70 people and killed at least 11.

Chicago has announced a plan to implement far-reaching police reforms under federal court supervision.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is claiming victory over President Donald Trump's administration after a federal appeals court upheld a temporary injunction barring the Justice Department from applying new conditions to awarding public safety funds.

Members of the Chicago City Council have approved a major slice of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's $8.5 billion proposal to overhaul O'Hare International Airport.

Few candidates for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy.

Former President Barack Obama is expected to attend a gathering of mayors from around the globe convening in Chicago to discuss climate change after President Donald Trump said the U.S. will pull out of the Paris climate accord.

The Chicago City Council has overwhelmingly approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's budget for 2018.

The U.S. Justice Department contends the city of Chicago and Cook County violated federal immigration laws when they were awarded public safety grants last year.

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are among the Illinois politicians criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to bar transgender people from serving in the military.

The mayor of Chicago says the city will host a climate summit for North American cities this fall.

Several community groups have sued the city of Chicago to bypass or even scuttle a draft deal between Chicago and the Justice Department that seeks to reform the nation's second largest police force without federal court oversight.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the dragging of a dentist off a United Airlines flight by airport security officers show they shouldn't be allowed to carry guns.  Cellphone video of the incident sparked widespread outrage.  Emanuel called what happened to Dr. David Dao totally, all-around unacceptable.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling on city residents to show immigrants that they are welcome through actions such as hosting a meal or offering kind words.

Chicago officials are expressing disappointment in a federal court ruling that says city restrictions on publicly accessible gun ranges violated the Second Amendment.  The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that restricting shooting ranges to manufacturing areas and bans on minors at the ranges were unconstitutional provisions.

 NEW YORK (AP) - President-elect Donald Trump says Rahm Emanuel, Chicago's mayor and President Barack Obama's former chief of staff, should ask for federal assistance if he can't bring down the city's rising homicide tally.

The nation's third-largest city had 762 homicides in 2016 - the most in two decades and more than the largest cities, New York and Los Angeles, combined. The Chicago Police Department says the city had 1,100 more shootings last year than in 2015.

Chicago's City Council has approved a $1.3 million fund to help immigrants with legal services, including those facing deportation.  There was widespread support for the fund, which will use money set aside from a little-used property tax relief program.

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CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he hand-delivered to Donald Trump a letter from mayors of some of the nation's largest cities urging the incoming president to continue to protect young immigrants.

Emanuel told reporters after his Wednesday morning meeting with Trump in New York that the letter asked him to continue a provision that protects immigrants who came to the U.S. before age 16 from deportation. 

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago will push ahead with police reforms, regardless of the outcome of a U.S. Justice Department probe.  Thursday is the anniversary of the release of a video showing a Chicago officer fatally shooting black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times. 

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Illinois records show that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has donated more money to past Illinois races than any of the current major party candidates and their running mates.  Trump has previously donated to numerous candidates, including former Republican governor George Ryan and former Democratic governor Rod Blagojevich, who were both convicted of felonies. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he would sign legislation allowing voters to recall the mayor of Chicago, but he says the law wouldn't apply to Rahm Emanuel.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he has appointed a former federal prosecutor to lead the city's police board.

A Chicago federal judge says a civil suit seeking to block George Lucas' museum from being built along Lake Michigan can proceed.

Jesse White supports Emanuel as Chicago mayor

Feb 26, 2015
Peoria Public Radio

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White says he’ll do what he can to help Rahm Emanuel stay Chicago’s mayor.