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Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't want any more signs like the one on the Trump International Hotel & Tower to pollute a riverfront that he wants to turn into Chicago's "next great public space." | Getty Images

Emanuel has last word in sign war with Donald Trump

 
Salim Ucan, Concept Schools vice president, said the Des Plaines-based charter-school operator “will definitely look into" new misconduct allegations involving two of its schools in Ohio.

Ohio adds 2 schools run by Des Plaines' Concept chain to probe

A state inquiry in Ohio into allegations of misconduct inside Concept Schools, the embattled charter-school chain based in Des Plaines, has been expanded to two additional Ohio cities. The FBI has been investigating Concept charter schools in Ohio and several other states, including Illinois.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't want any more signs like the one on the Trump International Hotel & Tower to pollute a riverfront that he wants to turn into Chicago's "next great public space." | Getty Images

Emanuel has last word in sign war with Donald Trump

Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to turn the Chicago Riverfront into a “sign district” — with sharp limits on the size, placement and make-up of signs — to prevent an area he hopes to develop into Chicago’s “next great public space” from turning into a cheesy Midwest version of the Las Vegas strip.

Fioretti’s old campaign records ‘incomplete and disorganized’

As one of 50 aldermen, Bob Fioretti could rail against Mayor Rahm Emanuel, cast his votes in the City Council – and pretty much avoid the most intense scrutiny. Now, as the first potentially serious challenger to the mayor’s re-election bid, Fioretti also must account for whatever is packed away in the baggage he’s brought with him to the February 2015 election campaign.

High-wire performer Nik Wallenda practices in Sarasota, Fla., on June 18, 2013. | Chris O’Meara/AP

Sneed: Is Wallenda’s high-wire act legal without a net?

Getting wired: Adrenaline junkies eager to watch high-wire daredevil Nik Wallenda navigate two Chicago skyscrapers without a net will now get their chance on Nov. 2. Or will they?

Through his Chicago Forward PAC, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is trying to ensure that the City Council will continue to rubber-stamp his agenda. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times Media

How to win Rahm's love if you're running for alderman

The smart way for City Council candidates to complete a questionnaire from the mayor's PAC

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces he would end homelessness among veterans by the end of 2015. Tuesday, September 16, 2014 | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times \

Emanuel unveils plan to end veterans homelessness

On the eve of his 2003 re-election, former Mayor Richard M. Daley established a goal of ending homelessness in Chicago by 2012 and embraced a plan to make it happen. It called for shifting the focus away from shelters and toward permanent housing with a bottomless network of social services to “rebuild souls,” as Daley liked to say. On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel lowered the bar to a more realistic, but still difficult goal to achieve: ending homelessness among veterans in Chicago by the end of 2015.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, shown greeting fans outside Wrigley Field, backs the Cubs' plan to move forward with renovation plans despite a pending lawsuit. | Sun-Times library

Emanuel gives Cubs green light to break ground at Wrigley Field

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is gung-ho about the Cubs’ plan to start renovating Wrigley Field, even though a lawsuit filed by rooftop club owners is still pending.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday said increasing health-insurance premiums for city retirees is just another one of the tough decisions he's had to make to get the city's financial house in order. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

Emanuel defends 40-percent hike in city retiree health premiums

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended his decision to save $27 million in 2015 by raising monthly health-insurance premiums by 40 percent for 25,000 city retirees, saying a recent Illinois Supreme Court ruling protecting subsidized premiums for state employees is "totally different."

Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, addresses the crowd at a rally during the teacher strike in 2012. | AP

Pro-Rahm group tells Karen Lewis to choose: Mayor's race or CTU

A group that has supported Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the past on Tuesday called on Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis to make a choice: Declare candidacy for mayor or lead in negotiating the next teachers contract. 

 
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