Mayor Rahm Emanuel

This 4th of July, Chicagoans opposed to Mayor Emanuel’s extreme budget cuts to public services, and policies of corporate welfare, will peacefully converge at the Mayor’s house to speak out against these austerity measures and celebrate citywide resistance to his mayorship. Read more...
Over 130 people were led away and ticketed by police in Chicago as thousands of teachers, parents and students protested against a decision to close 54 public schools. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has refused further negotiations, apparently making the closings a done deal. Read more...
A 6-month-old infant girl shot five times on Chicago's South Side Monday died in the hospital Tuesday morning. Read more...
Either way, this is a loss for Rahm. He's painted the teachers as money-hungry slugs, and now he wants to file for an injunction on the basic that they 're not really fighting over money (which is the legal basis for the strike): Chicago Read more...
Matt Farmer on Huffington Post with a story that's illustrative of the kinds of issues Chicago teachers are striking over: how Rahm Emanuel is siphoning off the money from public schools and giving it to the politically-connected, for-profit Read more...

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Talk about Wisconsin redux! All of a sudden, teachers are the enemy of the state. All of a sudden, our public schools are worthless and need to be overhauled by CEOs and people who have never taught a day in their lives (except the shock troops Read more...
It seems to me if you can afford to spend $10 million on an attack ad, you can probably afford to renovate your own damned stadium. And it seems like Mayor Emanuel has come to the same conclusion: Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is not returning Read more...
Mental health advocates and members of Occupy Chicago barricaded themselves inside a mental health clinic on Woodlawn Avenue in Chicago this morning demanding that Mayor Rahm Emanuel back off of plans to close the clinic at the end of April. Emanuel’s plan was to consolidate 12 city clinics into six. Read more...
Police surrounded Grant Park tonight, arresting protesters and pulling down tents. Read more...