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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about a new medical, health and biopharma innovation hub in the Merchandise Mart in August. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Emanuel super PAC rakes in $2.4 million since late June

 
A traveler looks at a flight departure board Monday at O'Hare. | AP Photo/Teresa Crawford

Emanuel frustrated with FAA response, lack of backup plan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday expressed frustration with how long it is taking federal aviation officials to the local air-traffic control system back to normal.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the Star Scholarships program Wednesday. | Brian Jackson/Sun-Times

CPS students with good GPA might get free ride to City Colleges

Chicago Public School students who graduate from high school with a grade point average of 3.0 or better would be guaranteed free tuition at any one of Chicago’s seven City Colleges, under a mayoral plan announced Wednesday.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel talks about a new medical, health and biopharma innovation hub in the Merchandise Mart in August. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

Emanuel super PAC rakes in $2.4 million since late June

The new super PAC created to re-elect Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his City Council allies has raked in nearly $2.4 million since its June launch, thanks to a new round of donations from business titans, philanthropists and organized labor.

President Barack Obama talks with Mayor Rahm Emanuel as they walk over to greet people after Obama arrived at O'Hare International Airport in May. | Susan Walsh/AP

Obama to use Gary airport, not O'Hare or Midway after FAA fire

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will fly in and out of the airport at Gary, Ind., on Wednesday and Thursday, in the wake of flight delays still plaguing O'Hare and Midway airports following an arson fire on Friday damaging the FAA radar facility in Aurora. 

GOP Chair Timothy Schneider told the City Club of Chicago that Republicans are gaining traction in four congressional races. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times

IL GOP Party Chair predicts 'great energy' for Republicans in Nov

GOP Chair Timothy Schneider predicted November would bear plentiful fruit for Illinois Republicans, from the governor’s race to state house seats to Capitol Hill.

Thomas Barrows of Chicago Ricksaw, shown last year getting ready to head out for a Chicago Bulls game at the United Center. | Sun-Times library

Pedicab licensing slowed by downtown ban, operators say

Chicago pedicab owners have warned that they would be forced out of business by the city’s draconian plan to cap them at 200, permanently ban them from Michigan Avenue and State Street and keep the

Rodent droppings at one school were among the issues some principals had to deal with after cutbacks in custodial staff led to unsanitary conditions at some schools. | Photo provided

Union: CPS was warned that janitor job cuts could cause problems

The union representing private custodians who clean Chicago Public Schools buildings said Tuesday it had told Aramark and CPS months ago that schools could not afford to lose 468 custodians and mai

The city has unveiled a plan to boost taxi drivers income, but some say the benefits are unclear, since it includes no actual increase in fares, which have not gone up in nearly a decade. | Sun-Times library

City plan bolsters cabdriver income — without raising fares

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s administration has found a way to put more money in the pockets of struggling Chicago cabdrivers. But some drivers are upset that the package of changes does not include an increase in fares, which have not gone up in nearly 10 years.

 
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