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  • Rahm Emanuel: Union-Buster?

    07/27/2011 6:10:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 27, 2011 | Staff
    Public Employees: The mayor of Chicago and former White house chief of staff asks for union concessions and work rule changes to balance city coffers. Funny, but when Republicans try that, it's a bad thing. No, we have not entered one of those parallel universes, but it's more than passing strange to see President Obama's former chief of staff seeing the writing on the fiscal wall in the Chicago mayor's office and recognizing the fiscal problems unions can cause when entwined with government. Now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seeking ways to balance the city budget. Faced with the same...
  • Rahm Emanuel: Turn Eyesores Into Urban Farms (food deserts & the food justice community)

    07/27/2011 6:10:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 65 replies
    Emanuel: Turn Eyesores Into Urban FarmsJuly 26, 2011 1:55 PM CHICAGO (CBS) – Green acres could be sprouting up all over the city of Chicago if Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his way. As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Mayor Emanuel on Tuesday stood in an urban farm, in what was once an abandoned truck depot at 33rd and Iron streets in the Bridgeport neighborhood. He says he wants city ordinances updated so abandoned land all over the city can generate new jobs, and food for those in and around neighborhoods that are called food deserts. “Our ordinance will deal...
  • Chicago Mayor creates support center for Immigrants (Rhambo Illegal pandering)

    07/21/2011 9:36:53 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 7 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 19, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    CHICAGO –  Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the creation of the Office of New Americans to provide support for Chicago's immigrant communities and strengthen their contributions to the city's economic, civic and cultural life. "Chicago's vitality has been built on the strength of immigrant populations that have come to enjoy new freedoms and access new opportunities," Emanuel said in a statement. "I want to make Chicago the most immigrant-friendly city in the world," the mayor said. According to the mayor, who is thus fulfilling one of his campaign promises, the Office of New Americans will ensure that each immigrant...
  • Chicago Mayor creates support center for Immigrants (Rhambo Illegal pandering)

    07/21/2011 9:36:49 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 5 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 19, 2011 | Fox News Latino
    CHICAGO –  Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the creation of the Office of New Americans to provide support for Chicago's immigrant communities and strengthen their contributions to the city's economic, civic and cultural life. "Chicago's vitality has been built on the strength of immigrant populations that have come to enjoy new freedoms and access new opportunities," Emanuel said in a statement. "I want to make Chicago the most immigrant-friendly city in the world," the mayor said. According to the mayor, who is thus fulfilling one of his campaign promises, the Office of New Americans will ensure that each immigrant...
  • Chicago woman sues city over fire department test

    07/19/2011 3:12:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2011
    A 27-year-old woman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Chicago, alleging that the fire department's physical fitness test discriminates against female applicants. In a complaint filed today, Samantha Vasich says she was rejected from the fire department after being told she'd failed the "physical abilities test" in 2010. Vasich maintains she was and is physically capable of serving as a firefighter.
  • Emanuel to send out layoff notices today

    07/15/2011 10:41:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.chicagotribune.com ^ | 15 July 2011 | By Kristen Mack
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he will send layoff notices to up to 625 city employees today as he tries to close a $30 million budget hole. Custodians, call center operators at the city's water department and seasonal workers at the Department of Transportation will be among those affected. Emanuel said he will close an entire $30 million budget hole left by the expiration of a deal with City Hall labor unions for unpaid days off. The mayor previously had turned up the pressure on unions for concessions or cost-cutting ideas at a series of news conferences. "It has been two...
  • 4 dead, at least 9 wounded in shootings overnight

    06/11/2011 8:27:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 11, 2011 | Caroline Kyungae Smith
    Four people were killed and at least 9 wounded in overnight shootings on Chicago's South and West Sides. The violence began about 9:24 p.m. in the Lawndale neighborhood when a 19-year-old was fatally shot in the 1400 block of South Trumbull Avenue. A minute later at 9:25 p.m. in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, a 23-year-old man was shot and killed in the 300 block of South Kilpatrick Avenue.
  • McCarthy, Emanuel outline police response and criticize media (Chicago wilding)

    06/09/2011 5:08:41 AM PDT · by abb · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 9, 2011 | Kristen Mack and Jeremy Gorner
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and newly confirmed police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Wednesday that they're adding a "marginal" number of officers to the Near North Side to combat a spate of violence, even as they questioned the media's coverage of the attacks. McCarthy cautioned reporters about characterizing crimes correctly, pointing to the differences between shoplifting, robbery and criminal mischief. And the mayor suggested journalists be more judicious in using the term "flash mob." "We have to be sensitive to what it conjures up," Emanuel said. But the administration has played a role in creating the ongoing frenzy. Authorities slapped a mob...
  • Chicago’s Mayor Rahm Emanuel, The Sweet Irony Of It All

    06/08/2011 8:06:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 11 replies
    http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | June 8, 2011 | annem040359
    It is so very IRONIC, that the man famous for the nickname “dead fish”, a nickname that I have always though was a thug term, now that he is Mayor of the City of Chicago, IL, USA, is now pleased with the very quick arrest of a group of suspects in a series of mob attacks over the course of the recent past weekend. From CBS in Chicago:”CHICAGO (CBS) — While he is pleased with the quick arrest of suspects in a series of mob attacks over the weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday made no secret that he wants...
  • Emanuel Vows ‘Full Force’ Of Law Will Bring Street Thugs To Justice

    06/07/2011 8:15:01 PM PDT · by mcenedo · 30 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | June 7, 2011 | CBS Chicago
    While he is pleased with the quick arrest of suspects in a series of mob attacks over the weekend, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday made no secret that he wants everybody involved “brought to justice.”
  • Emanuel: Police Made Right Call In Closing Beach

    06/01/2011 3:56:13 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    http://www.wlsam.com/ ^ | June 1, 2011 | Sun-Times Media, LLC
    CHICAGO (STMW) - Police did the right thing in closing a crowded North Avenue beach on Memorial Day after receiving a “tremendous amount” of calls about beach patrons suffering from heat exhaustion, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday. Emanuel said he was not consulted before the Chicago Police Department’s unprecedented decision to clear the beach and send patrons back to, in some cases, homes without air-conditioning. In fact, the mayor said he didn’t find out about it until the morning after.
  • Blagojevich Was Not Alone in Illinois Political Corruption

    05/27/2011 8:22:03 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 11 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | May 27, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    [M]any of Blagojevich’s former friends and playmates deny knowing him or they are keeping their distance. Erstwhile friends such De Leo, Saviano, Quinn and others have vanished or suffered political amnesia. [F]ormer Illinois State Senator Barack H. Obama used to count Blagojevich and the wheeler dealer Antonin “Tony” Rezko as his friends. President Obama, US Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-9th) and the newly elected Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel used to actively court Blagojevich when they were climbing the political ladder or seeking favors. Emanuel and his family contributed to Blagojevich’s campaign fund on a reliable basis. Schakowsky, herself, sought to be...
  • The Long Goodbye

    05/12/2011 9:40:22 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 4 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | May 12, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    The rope line stretched from the Washington Street entrance to City Hall, wound its way past the City Clerk’s office and continued to the bank of elevators servicing the fifth floor. Surprisingly, the expected overflow crowd never fully materialized. There was a modestly respectable afternoon turnout that inched forward at a leisurely pace, but not much more. A private reception for invited guests had occurred earlier in the day. Mayor Richard M. Daley welcomed visitors to his office, shaking hands and posing for photographs one last time yesterday. Some of the mayor’s morning guests were even entertained by the Shannon...
  • Trump Gave Rahm Emanuel $50K

    04/25/2011 9:26:10 PM PDT · by advance_copy · 76 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 4/24/2011 | Zach Christman
    Billionaire Donald Trump, who's eyeing a run for the White House, gave a sizeable campaign contribution to President Barack Obama's chief of staff as he ran to become Chicago's mayor, a recent report highlighted. The Illinois Review, a coservative blog, reports that Trump gave Rahm Emanuel $50,000 in December 2010. Those numbers came out in January, 2011, but are being pointed out now because of Trump's possible presidential bid. This isn't the first time Trump has donated to candidates in Illinois, but it is the largest contribution. State election records show Trump also gave $5,000 to George Ryan, the Republican...
  • Synchronized Cronyism: Emanuel, Tomczak, Pfleger, Trotter, Come Together for Chicago's "Clean Break"

    03/11/2011 9:38:41 AM PST · by PBRCat · 14 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | March 12, 2011 | Daniel J. Kelley
    During the challenges to his residency status and the campaign, Emanuel labored to behave himself. Now, that the election results have been certified, he has relaxed his guard and allowed his inner radical self to exhale. If selecting former State Representative Judy Erwin, who was guilty of various ethics violations, to serve on his transition team was not embarrassing enough, Emanuel compounded his errors by naming Father Michael Pfleger and former Fire Commissioner Cortez Trotter to his team of advisors. Former Fire Commissioner Cortez Trotter was criticized by the Department of Homeland Security for having one of the worst interagency...
  • Rod Blagojevich to judge: Sentence me now and cancel retrial

    03/09/2011 8:31:50 AM PST · by STARWISE · 19 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 3-9-11 | Natasha Korecki
    Rod Blagojevich wants to cancel his retrial, asking to be sentenced immediately, however, prosecutors and the judge would have to approve of the request. His lawyers filed a five-page motion asking to proceed to sentencing right away and avoid a retrial that’s set to begin April 20. “A second prosecution of this case is an irresponsible use of taxpayer funds in light of the current economic crisis and Blagojevich’s imminent sentencing on the conviction from the first trial,” lawyers wrote in the motion. U.S. District Judge James Zagel and federal prosecutors would have to agree however, to dismiss the remaining...
  • Step down Harbinger to Chicago Mayoral Corruption?

    03/02/2011 6:15:48 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 3/2/11 | Alaphiah
    Remember Tim Geithner, Tom Daschle, Nancy Killefer, and Hilda Solis they were Cabinet picks for president Barry Hussein Soetoro Mayor-Elect Rahm Emanuel’s former boss. All were found to have outstanding tax problems, which would be tax evasion if similar lapses in ethics were discovered in you or me. Then there was New Mexico’s Governor Bill Richardson’s pay-for-play federal grand jury investigation that stopped his would be cabinet appointment by president Soetoro. Remember Soetoro promised the most ethical administration in the history of the United States of America, quite an inauspicious start to an administration that made ethics its banner in...
  • Emanuel Administration Already Embroiled In Scandal

    02/28/2011 10:36:54 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 28, 2011
    President Obama’s former chief of staff hasn’t even been sworn in as Chicago mayor and already his administration has been tainted by a major scandal involving the illegal use of public resources to conduct political business. The co-chair of mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's campaign, also a top member of his transition team, quit abruptly after the local media revealed that she engaged in “prohibited political activity” as a high-level state employee to help none other than Obama get elected in 2008. As the director of Illinois’ Board of Higher Education, Judy Erwin used her state-issued cell phone, electronic mail account...
  • First blow to Emanuel team

    02/26/2011 8:21:38 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies
    ChicagoTribune ^ | February 26, 2011 | Rick Pearson and John Chase
    A veteran politician Rahm Emanuel named to his mayoral transition team resigned her high-level state job last summer and paid a fine for conducting political business on state time, according to a newly filed ethics report. Judy Erwin, a co-chair of Emanuel's mayoral campaign, said late Friday night that she would resign her new post on his transition team after the Tribune contacted her and the campaign. She said she hadn't informed Emanuel of the ethics violation.
  • Just as the World is Rejecting Despots Chicago Elects One

    02/25/2011 5:51:47 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 10 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/25/11 | Alaphiah
    Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Mubarak, Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi and King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz are Despots. Mubarak and Gaddafi are in the process of being disposed. King Abdullah has promised first $10.7 then $22 and now $37 billion dollars in benefits to the Saudi people attempting to ward off the uprisings that his fellow Strongmen or dictators Mubarak faced in Egypt and Gaddafi faces in Libya. John Kass of the Chicago Tribune.com describes the Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel as a Strongman in this article, “The city wanted a strongman — and it got one” But quite frankly reading the article one could...