Rahm Emanuel

Read selections from the Tribune's ongoing coverage of Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

  • Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff
    Emanuel names Claypool to 3rd stint as mayoral chief of staff

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has turned to old friend and City Hall veteran Forrest Claypool to be his new chief of staff as the mayor tries to deal with a growing scandal at the Chicago Public Schools and confront a series of lingering, serious problems facing the city as he heads into his second term.

  • Emanuel knocks College of DuPage for elected board
    Emanuel knocks College of DuPage for elected board

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dealing with a federal investigation into a no-bid contract approved by the Chicago school board he appointed — a scandal that has forced his hand-picked schools CEO to step down and for the contract in question to be suspended.

  • Mayor Emanuel sees prize in Obama library, not bid for Olympics
    Mayor Emanuel sees prize in Obama library, not bid for Olympics

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he doesn't have any plans to pursue future Olympic games for Chicago and sees a bigger payoff in landing the Obama presidential library and museum.

  • Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy
    Emanuel scoffs at Rauner suggestion that CPS declare bankruptcy

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday threw cold water on Gov. Bruce Rauner's suggestion that Chicago Public Schools should consider declaring bankruptcy to get its financial house in order, instead returning to the argument that the state should provide relief for the cash-strapped district.

  • Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive
    Emanuel could find help from Springfield elusive

    Just as a victorious Rahm Emanuel was about to step on stage to accept re-election accolades from a raucous crowd at a Near West Side plumbers union hall, he got a call. Bruce Rauner, his friend and Illinois' new governor, was on the line.

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