Mayor Emanuel

Chase to Bring More Than 400 Jobs to Chicago

Chase will create more than 400 news jobs in Chicago by the end of 2012 and will open four new branches in the city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Tuesday. “By creating new jobs in neighborhoods across Chicago, this expansion will help kick-start economic growth in communities throughout our city,” said Mayor Emanuel. “This announcement […]

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Mayor Emanuel Highlights Cost-Saving Initiatives

On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with City of Chicago of department leaders and their employees to discuss the progress of current efficiency initiatives aimed at improving city services, achieving cost savings and streamlining operations. “I commend these departments for the real progress they are making,” said Mayor Emanuel. “The entire city government should be […]

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Mayor Emanuel, CPS CEO Brizard Tout Benefits of Longer School Day

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard joined United Neighborhood Organization CEO Juan Rangel at Marquez School on Thursday to meet with parents, teachers and students to discuss the positive impact of a longer school day with additional instructional time. “We need to provide our children with the quality education they deserve,” […]

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s First 30 Days

On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel highlighted the steps his administration has taken over the past 30 days in order to address the core challenges facing the city and build a better City government for Chicago. “I want my administration to be held accountable for making our city’s goals a reality,” he said. “Chicago is ready […]

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Emanuel Announces City Lobbying Data Posted Online

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday that the City of Chicago is posting lobbying data online, in a new, easy-to-use, comprehensive and searchable format that will enhance transparency throughout city government. “I am committed to changing the way City government does business,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Public service is about the people of Chicago; it’s not about […]

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Mayor Emanuel Addresses Food Desert Problem in Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel met with executives from six major grocery chains on Wednesday to open a serious dialogue about eliminating food deserts in six targeted communities in Chicago, including North Lawndale, Douglas, Englewood, Chatham, Roseland and West Pullman. “It is unacceptable that 450,000 Chicagoans do not have access to healthy, fresh foods for their family […]

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Motorola Solutions to Add 400 Jobs to Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that Motorola Solutions will be adding 400 jobs to Chicago by the end of 2012, the latest in a series of announcements about corporations making large employment commitments to Chicago. “I promised that I would work tirelessly to create a business climate that makes Chicago the most economically competitive city […]

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United Airlines to bring 1,300 New Jobs to Chicago

On Friday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that United Airlines will bring 1,300 new jobs to Chicago, in an expansion of the airline’s operations in the city. “I promised to foster a business climate that attracts and retains the greatest companies in the nation,” said Mayor Emanuel. “I am happy to announce that United has substantially […]

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City of Chicago Posts Employee Salaries Online

The office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Wednesday that it is publicly displaying the salaries for every employee of the City of Chicago. “During the campaign I promised to have the most open, accountable and transparent government that the City of Chicago has ever seen,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Today’s effort is another step toward this […]

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Mayor Emanuel Commemorates Construction of Protected Bike Lanes

On Tuesday, a major step was taken toward making Chicago the most bike-friendly city in the nation. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) Commissioner Gabe Klein commemorated the beginning of construction on the city’s first 100 miles of protected bike lanes. “I promised the people of Chicago that we would create 100 […]

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Emanuel & CPS CEO Announce $75 Million Savings to CPS Budget

On Thursday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard announced savings of $75 million to CPS by trimming administrative and non-classroom spending from the upcoming 2012 budget. “In tackling the CPS budget deficit, we will begin by cutting bureaucracy so that we can focus our resources on supporting students and teachers,” said […]

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Emanuel Announces Partnership Providing Internet to Students & Families

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the launch of Internet Essentials, a public-private partnership that will provide access to high-speed, reliable Internet service for the families of 330,000 students throughout Chicago. “Having access to high-speed Internet service allows children to do schoolwork, adults to find jobs and grow the city’s economy, and families to learn and explore […]

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Mayor Emanuel Announces GE will bring 1,000 Jobs to Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that GE Capital, the financial services arm of General Electric, will bring 1,000 jobs to Chicago by expanding its operations in the city. “I promised the people of Chicago that I would work tirelessly to create a business climate in Chicago that makes companies want to move here, stay here and […]

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Man Discovers Fake Rahm’s Identity, But Keeps It Secret

Only one man in Chicago knew the identity of the Twitter superstar: @MayorEmanuel. Who is he? How did he figure out the person behind the incredibly clever tweets? And why did he decide to keep it a secret? Seth Lavin, 25, is a Chicago Public Schools 5th grade teacher, a husband, a new father — […]

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