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  1. Mayor Emanuel And Chicago Park District Join Exelon To Break Ground...Read the original story

    Yesterday | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District today joined Exelon Corporation to break ground on the Exelon Student Recreation Center at 1301 W. 14th Street. The new 100,000 square foot multi-purpose indoor facility will house an indoor track, artificial turf field, basketball courts and several multi-purpose community rooms.

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  2. Mayor Emanuel And Chicago Park District Join Local Officials And...Read the original story

    Yesterday | City of Chicago

    The first-of-its-kind indoor running and training facility in Chicago's parks will be built by McHugh Construction and Bowa Construction Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Park District General Superintendent Michael Kelly today joined After School Matters, Exelon Corporation, local and state officials and community members to break ground on the Gately Indoor Track & Field. The indoor track facility at Gately Park, located at 744 E 103rd Street, will be the first public indoor facility dedicated to track and field.

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  3. as Chicago Air & Water Show Illuminates the Lakefront this Weekend,...Read the original story

    Friday | City of Chicago

    AS CHICAGO AIR & WATER SHOW ILLUMINATES THE LAKEFRONT THIS WEEKEND, OEMC REMINDS PUBLIC TO EXPECT BIG CROWDS AND TRAFFIC IMPACTS FOR THE LARGEST FREE EVENT OF ITS KIND IN THE U.S. Drones prohibited- violators will be subject to enforcement; Boat Safety Zone will be in effect Several large-scale and community events also planned citywide throughout the weekend The Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications reminds those along the lakefront this weekend to expect increased crowds, parking restrictions and possible traffic delays as Chicago hosts the annual Air & Water Show at North Avenue Beach on Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19. The Air & Water Show can be viewed along the lakefront from Fullerton St. to Oak St., with North Av.

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  4. Joins Coalition OF 23 States, Counties, And Cities In ...Read the original story

    Friday | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago, part of a 23-member coalition of states, counties and cities, today called on Acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to withdrawal his predecessor's "harmful and deeply flawed" proposal to censor science at the Agency. "After the Trump Administration unceremoniously deleted information about climate change from federal websites at the beginning of 2017, the Trump Administration continues its efforts to ignore, hide and censor basic scientific facts," said Mayor Emanuel.

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  5. Statement From Mayor EmanuelRead the original story

    Friday | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today released the following statement on Chicago's recognition as one of the most innovative cities in the world by 2thinknow. "Chicago's recognition as one of the most innovative cities in the world is a testament to the hard-working, pioneering, entrepreneurial spirit of Chicago residents in every neighborhood.

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  6. Chicago Ranks Third In The Nation For Fast Growing Businesses Named To INC. 5000Read the original story

    Friday | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and World Business Chicago today announced Chicago ranks third in the nation in the number of fast growing small businesses according to the . This year saw 110 Chicago companies named to list, including two in the top 10 and 16 in the top 500.

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  7. Art On theMART To Launch September 29, 2018 As Largest Digital Art Projection In The WorldRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 16 | City of Chicago

    The first-of-its-kind for Chicago, this curated series of digital artworks will be projected across 2.5 acres of theMART's exterior river-faade, creating the longest-running and largest digital art projection in the world. "Both the Chicago Riverwalk and theMART are Chicago institutions, so it is fitting that the two will come together to strengthen the city's legacy of public art," said Mayor Emanuel.

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  8. Mayor Emanuel Announces $10.4 Million Investment In Youth MentoringRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 16 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the City of Chicago is taking additional steps to further prevent violence in neighborhoods experiencing high levels of violence by investing $10.4 million to sustain youth mentoring programs that have had demonstrable success in violence reduction. The investment is being made possible through new legal settlements with Uber, Lyft and Via to settle allegations that the companies committed process violations by performing background checks that were not consistent with Chicago's standards as set by the City's rideshare ordinance.

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  9. Chicago O'Hare and Airport Partners Bring Popular New Dining Choices to TravelersRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 16 | City of Chicago

    HMSHost opens second location of the award-winning Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi and a new Starbucks in Terminal 1-C CHICAGO The Chicago Department of Aviation , global restaurateur HMSHost, and Bowa Construction, the first African American-owned prime concessions construction contractor, participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the acclaimed Wicker Park Seafood & Sushi, and global favorite, Starbucks. The new project, located on Concourse C at O'Hare International Airport, is a testament to the City of Chicago's goal of increasing inclusion of small, diverse Chicago businesses, like Bowa Construction, in O'Hare's current and future modernization projects.

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  10. Expo Chicago Announces Artists for 2018 Edition of Override | a Billboard ProjectRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 16 | City of Chicago

    EXPO CHICAGO Press Agency: Francesca Kielb/Jenelle Davis francescak@carolfoxassociates.com jenelled@carolfox@associates.com 773.969.5035/872.315.2323 Curated by EXPO CHICAGO and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events , 2018 Edition Entitled Interlude at Hand Features Site-Specific Commission of Theaster Gates ' Black Madonna Series ; and Installations Throughout the City of Chicago by Leading International Artists Judy Chicago , Douglas Coupland , Sam Durant , Glenn Ligon and Amanda Williams , Among Others CHICAGO - EXPO CHICAGO , The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art , announces the full list of international artists featured in the third annual program for OVERRIDE A Billboard Project , curated by the exposition's Director of Programming Stephanie Cristello , Exhibitor Relations & Programming Coordinator Alexis Brocchi and Chicago's Department of ... (more)

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  11. City to Spray Insecticide Thursday to Kill MosquitoesRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 15 | City of Chicago

    Based on results from its citywide mosquito surveillance program, CDPH has determined the need to spray to kill adult mosquitoes in parts of the Southwest Side on Spraying will occur in areas identified by the mosquito program in the Chicago Lawn neighborhood.

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  12. Mayor Emanuel Discusses Next Steps In Chicago's Neighborhood Development StrategyRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 15 | City of Chicago

    Six New Neighborhoods to Receive Increased Focus as Part of City's Comprehensive Strategy to Drive Investment and Create Economic Opportunities Mayor Rahm Emanuel today discussed the next steps Chicago is taking to drive development and create economic opportunities in neighborhoods across the city. The strategy builds on the Chicago Neighborhoods Now program, which was launched in 2013 to bring a comprehensive, creative and coordinated approach to driving transformation in Chicago's communities on the cusp of change and ensuring every resident can be connected to the opportunities created.

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  13. Hip-hop star Desiigner announced as headliner with breakout Chicago...Read the original story

    Wednesday Aug 15 | City of Chicago

    Elizabeth Neukirch/The Silverman Group, elizabeth@silvermangroupchicago.com, 312.932.9911 Amanda Berrios/The Silverman Group, amanda@silvermangroupchicago.com, 312.932.9950 Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are thrilled to announce hip-hop star Desiigner as the headliner for YAS! Fest , the youth arts showcase for the Year of Creative Youth presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Opening for Desiigner's mainstage performance is 19-year-old breakout artist Ravyn Lenae , a graduate of Chicago High School for the Arts, fresh off her performance at Pitchfork Music Festival last month.

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  14. Mayor Emanuel Joins Airport Officials To Open Midway Concessions That ...Read the original story

    Tuesday Aug 14 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined the Chicago Department of Aviation, airport partners and community leaders today to open a new food hall offerings featuring nine new dining and retail choices at Midway International Airport. More than 1,000 Chicago residents have already been hired for concessions jobs as part of the redevelopment that will bring a total of more than 70 new food and retail brands to the airport by 2020.

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  15. Notable Chicagoans will take flight for the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water ShowRead the original story

    Monday Aug 13 | City of Chicago

    Che "Rhymefest" Smith will tandem jump with the U. S. Army Golden Knights on Saturday, August 18, Hometown Hero Kate Grant will fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and Chicago Public School Student Angel Cardenas will fly with Sean Tucker on Thursday, August 16 Che "Rhymefest" Smith will tandem jump with the U.S. Army Golden Knights on Saturday, August 18, landing at North Avenue Beach at 10am to open the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show. Preceding the show opener, Special Olympics Coach Kate Grant will fly with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds as Chicago's Hometown Hero, and Chicago Public School student Angel Cardenas will fly with Sean D. Tucker as part of the Young Eagle program on Thursday, August 16, in Gary, Indiana.

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  16. Hazard Mitigation Grant ProgramRead the original story

    Wednesday Aug 8 | City of Chicago

    On August 19, 2010 a presidential disaster declaration was issued for Illinois due severe storms and flooding for the period of July 22 - August 7, 2010. As a result, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications received funds from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program through the State of Illinois Emergency Management Agency from the Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States Department of Homeland Security .

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  17. Mayor Emanuel Announces Upgraded Security Cameras As Part Of Safe And ...Read the original story

    Monday Aug 13 | City of Chicago

    Four Blue Line Stations to Receive Upgrades to High-Definition and Additional Cameras; $38 Million Program Funded by Innovative Ride-Hailing Fee Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson and CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr. to outline the latest improvements from the CTA's Safe and Secure program, a multi-faceted effort to increase safety across the CTA system and provide a more secure, comfortable traveling experience. "This program delivers on Chicago's commitment to a world-class public transportation system that provides a comfortable, safe and secure experience for transit riders," Mayor Emanuel said.

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  18. Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Mitchell And CPS Open Eckersall StadiumRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 12 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today joined 7th Ward Alderman Greg Mitchell and CPS to cut the ribbon on Eckersall Stadium and Athletic Fields, a premier athletic facility which will serve area schools and the Special Olympics. The sodded athletic facility was transformed to include a football and soccer field with high-performance synthetic turf, and a track and field to support running, discus, high jump, long jump, pole vault and shot put.

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  19. Mayor Emanuel Interviews Community Leader and Pastor James L. Brooks on "Chicago Stories"Read the original story

    Sunday Aug 12 | City of Chicago

    Pastor Brooks' life is dedicated to his faith, but it didn't start out that way. As the son and grandson of ministers, pastoring runs in his family, but his dream growing up was to be an Illinois State Trooper.

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  20. Peoples Gas introduces canine safety ambassadorRead the original story

    Friday Aug 10 | City of Chicago

    Wrigley, a golden retriever puppy, today was unveiled as the "Doggone it" contest winner and Peoples Gas' new canine safety ambassador to help spread the word about safe digging. National 811 Day is observed each year on Aug. 11 to raise awareness about calling 8-1-1 at least 48 hours before beginning any digging projects.

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