Chicago students will need proof of a post-high school plan to graduate

Jul 5, 2017
Across the country, public school leaders are always brainstorming, trying to come up with big — and sometimes flashy — ideas to help push more kids to the finish line. The latest one comes from Chicago Public Schools. It said…

Chicago faces historic tax hike to fund massive debt

Sep 23, 2015
The proposed $544 million property tax hike would pay for pension shortfalls.

In Chicago mayoral race, money talks

Feb 23, 2015
With a huge fundraising lead, Rahm Emanuel rises in the polls.

Conventions aside, super PACs reign supreme

Sep 5, 2012
Rahm Emanuel’s resignation from the Obama campaign to raise big-money funds shows the primacy of newly empowered super PACs

Chicago mayor hopes to lengthen school day

Apr 11, 2012
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving ahead with controversial plans for a longer school day. That would make Chicago an outlier, because a longer day costs more money -- which most districts don't have at the moment.

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Rahm Emanuel on Chicago, U.S. economy

Apr 2, 2012
The mayor of Chicago is planning a complete makeover for his city, including a new runway at O'Hare Airport, upgrades to rail and bus service, and a rebuilding of the city's water and sewer system.