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Chicago Putting More Cops on the Street in Wake of Teen’s Death

Chicago Putting More Cops on the Street in Wake of Teen’s Death

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — A major American city already reeling from a high murder rate was stunned by the shooting death of Hadiya Pendleton, a 15-year-old student at Chicago’s King College Prep School and majorette in the band, who perform…

Chicago Pension Funds to Divest Gun Makers

Chicago Pension Funds to Divest Gun Makers

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on Monday that he would ask the city pension funds to divest any investments in companies that manufacture guns and will “lead a charge” among all mayors to tackle the iss…

Rahm Emanuel: Darrell Issa ‘Reckless’ for Releasing Libya Documents

Rahm Emanuel: Darrell Issa ‘Reckless’ for Releasing Libya Documents

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lashed out at Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif, Sunday morning on This Week after the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee posted sensitive State Department cables relating to Liby…

Obama’s Education Policies on Test in Chicago

Obama’s Education Policies on Test in Chicago

Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The teacher’s strike in Chicago has the potential to become a big GOP talking point on the campaign trail if it continues to drag on.Why?  The obvious reason is the close connection Obama has with Chicago.&n…

Chicago Teachers Strike ‘Wrong… For Our Children,’ Mayor Says

Chicago Teachers Strike ‘Wrong… For Our Children,’ Mayor Says

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — As Chicago teachers and administrators walked on picket lines Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it was “wrong … for our children” and urged negotiators to “stay at the table.”The strike is the first teachers strike …

Paul Ryan on Chicago Teachers’ Strike: ‘We Stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’

Paul Ryan on Chicago Teachers’ Strike: ‘We Stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’

Win McNamee/Getty Images(PORTLAND, Ore.) — Paul Ryan crossed party lines and voiced support for one of President Obama’s biggest backers Monday, saying, “We stand with Mayor Rahm Emanuel” in his fight with Chicago’s teachers, w…

Emanuel on Chicago’s Teachers Strike: Get It Done ‘For Our Children’

Emanuel on Chicago’s Teachers Strike: Get It Done ‘For Our Children’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel today had a blunt message for negotiators involved in the ongoing teachers strike, the city’s first in a quarter of a century: “Stay at the table. Finish it for our children.&r…

Rahm Emanuel: Gingrich Comments on Clinton DNC Speech ‘Ridiculous’

Rahm Emanuel: Gingrich Comments on Clinton DNC Speech ‘Ridiculous’

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it was “ridiculous” for New Gingrich to say that having former President Clinton speak Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., was an &l…

Eleven Chicago Cops Sue City, Accusing Rahm Emanuel of Discrimination

Eleven Chicago Cops Sue City, Accusing Rahm Emanuel of Discrimination

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is named in a federal lawsuit from 11 of the city’s police officers, alleging that the mayor unlawfully removed them from his security detail when he took office in 2011.The officers…

Obama ‘Won’t Be Apologizing’ for Bain Attacks on Romney

Obama ‘Won’t Be Apologizing’ for Bain Attacks on Romney

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Republicans continue to call on President Obama and his campaign to give an apology for questioning Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital. They won’t be getting one.“No, we won’t be apologizi…

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Chastises Gangs for Child’s Murder

Chicago Mayor Emanuel Chastises Gangs for Child’s Murder

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The latest number signifying how bad Chicago’s violence has become is a small one: 7.That’s how old Heaven Sutton was when she died Wednesday night of a gunshot to the back.  She was selling candy a…

Rahm Emanuel Welcomes Nobel Peace Prize Winners to Chicago

Rahm Emanuel Welcomes Nobel Peace Prize Winners to Chicago

ABC News(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed Nobel Peace Prize winners including former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and President Jimmy Carter to Chicago Monday for the start of the 12th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.This is the…

Chicago Invests $7 Billion to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure

Chicago Invests $7 Billion to Fix Crumbling Infrastructure

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Gridlock and dysfunction in Washington, coupled with the aftereffects of U.S. economic malaise, have spurred cities like Chicago to take matters into their own hands when it comes to rebuilding crumbling infrastruct…

Rahm Emanuel Rips Romney Ahead of His Chicago Trip

Rahm Emanuel Rips Romney Ahead of His Chicago Trip

ABC News(CHICAGO) — Mitt Romney, in his bid to retake the momentum in the Republican primary from Rick Santorum with a win next week in Illinois, arrives in Chicago on Friday.  But the city’s mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm…

Rahm Emanuel Returns to Washington

Rahm Emanuel Returns to Washington

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Obama’s first chief of staff flew back to Washington this week, but he didn’t come to talk about politics.Rahm Emanuel, now the mayor of Chicago, spoke at the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday about his e…

New Book Alleges Feuds Between First Lady and President’s Staff

New Book Alleges Feuds Between First Lady and President’s Staff

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — As the election season begins to heat up, new revelations are surfacing about an alleged power struggle in the White House between some of President Obama’s former staffers and first lady Michelle Obama.In the upco…

Book Highlights Michelle Obama and White House Tensions

Book Highlights Michelle Obama and White House Tensions

Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A new book about the first family shows the evolution of Michelle Obama.
The book, The Obamas written by New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, will be released on Tuesday and delves into the evolution of th…

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