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  1. Mayor Emanuel Names Richard Ford New Fire CommissionerRead the original story

    Yesterday | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that he has appointed Richard C. Ford II as the new Chicago Fire Department Commissioner. Ford, who was most recently CFD's First Deputy Commissioner, will replace retired Commissioner Jose A. Santiago.

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  2. City Council Passes Mayor Emanuel's Latest Effort to Curb Youth SmokingRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 20 | City of Chicago

    City Council today passed an ordinance introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel that will increase the taxes for e-cigarettes and mandate that all tobacco products and accessories, including e-cigarette and vaping products, be located behind the counter at retail stores. This ordinance, which expands upon an ordinance introduced to Council by Alderman Ed Burke in June, builds on the mayor's national leadership to keep tobacco products out of the hands of youth, which has led to historic lows in youth smoking in Chicago.

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  3. Mayor Emanuel Continues Efforts to Protect Youth from SmokingRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 18 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the latest effort to curb youth smoking, vaping and use of e-cigarette tobacco products to keep residents healthy. The new efforts will increase the taxes for e-cigarettes and mandate that all tobacco products and accessories, including e-cigarette and vaping products, be located behind the counter at retail stores.

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  4. Mayor Emanuel Designates 2019 As The - Year of Chicago Theatre'Read the original story

    Monday Sep 17 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly, League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp, and many other civic, arts and theatre leaders today announced plans to designate 2019 as the 'Year of Chicago Theatre.' This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S. The initiative will include theatre performances including improv, dance, opera, puppetry and more and special events for the public at hundreds of cultural venues, theaters, parks and neighborhood locations throughout the city.

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  5. Mayor Emanuel Designates 2019 as the 'Year of Chicago Theatre'Read the original story

    Monday Sep 17 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events Commissioner Mark Kelly, League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp, and many other civic, arts and theatre leaders today announced plans to designate 2019 as the 'Year of Chicago Theatre.' This citywide, year-long focus on theatre is the first of its kind in the U.S. The initiative will include theatre performances including improv, dance, opera, puppetry and more and special events for the public at hundreds of cultural venues, theaters, parks and neighborhood locations throughout the city.

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  6. Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Supports Planned Parenthood's Legal...Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 13 | City of Chicago

    Chicago joins 18 municipalities filing an amicus brief in support of Planned Parenthood's appeal over Title X funding requirements Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that the City of Chicago has joined a coalition of 19 local governments led by Columbus, Ohio in filing an amicus brief last night in support of Planned Parenthood's appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a challenge to changes made by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the Title X funding requirements. These proposed changes threaten neighborhood health centers that provide essential services.

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  7. Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Pawar Launch Chicago Resilient Families Task...Read the original story

    Wednesday Sep 12 | City of Chicago

    Task force to include national, local leaders aimed at guaranteed income pilots, modernizing Earned Income Tax Credit, and other poverty reduction policies Today Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Alderman Ameya Pawar announced the creation of the Chicago Resilient Families Task Force to evaluate and recommend new strategies for reducing the number of Chicago families experiencing poverty. The Task Force will be charged with further modernizing and expanding access to the Earned Income Tax Credit , exploring a potential pilot of a Universal Basic Income or other guaranteed income programs, and recommending other opportunities to reduce poverty and reduce financial burdens on low-income residents.

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  8. Mayor Emanuel And City Colleges Of Chicago Announce $5 Million...Read the original story

    Thursday Sep 6 | City of Chicago

    Renovated center will offer additional college and career pathways in addition to existing classes at the Malcolm X College satellite campus Mayor Emanuel and City Colleges today announced a $5 million investment at the West Side Learning Center, the satellite campus for Malcolm X College. Renovations will be made to the existing classrooms for students, and the 3,000 square foot multipurpose room for the community.

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  9. Prepared Remarks of Mayor Rahm EmanuelRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 4 | City of Chicago

    On my first day as Mayor of this great city, I promised to make tough choices and face the hard truths we had not confronted, even when it hurts. Every day for the past seven and a half years, that is what I have tried my best to do to improve our schools, make our community colleges relevant, put our fiscal house on stable footing, confront violence and rebuild trust between police and community, modernize our transportation systems, invest in our neighborhood parks and libraries and grow our economy into an engine of jobs and opportunity for all.

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  10. Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Police Celebrate 338 New and Promoted Officers at GraduationRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 28 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson today commemorated 338 new and promoted CPD members during a graduation ceremony at Navy Pier as part of the ongoing hiring plan to grow CPD by nearly 1,000 officers. During the ceremony, the Department celebrated the graduation of 218 new police officers, 111 new detectives and nine command staff promotions.

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  11. More Than 100 Police Officers Will Be Deployed to NeighborhoodsRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 26 | City of Chicago

    Today, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced that 117 new police officers have been deployed to their district assignments as part of the plan to grow the Department by nearly 1,000 police officers. "These officers have trained in the Academy and in the field and are dedicated to being part of the communities they have sworn to protect and serve," said Mayor Emanuel.

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  12. Mayor Emanuel and City Colleges Tour Construction at Olive-Harvey...Read the original story

    Aug 24, 2018 | City of Chicago

    Once complete, the facility will provide thousands of students with a highly specialized education, including simulation experience in a central store warehouse Mayor Rahm Emanuel, 8th Ward Alderman Michelle Harris and City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Juan Salgado today toured the Olive-Harvey College's Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics Center site, which recently re-launched construction. The TDL Center, which was previously stalled due to the state budget impasse, will now be complete by spring 2019.

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  13. Mayor Emanuel And Chicago Animal Care And Control Announce Record...Read the original story

    Aug 21, 2018 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Animal Care and Control today announced a record number of adoptions took place at the Clear the Shelters event, CACC successfully adopted 59 pets, including 26 dogs and 33 cats, to new forever homes. "This milestone was made possible by our dedicated staff, volunteer, rescue partners, and the generous hearts of the people of Chicago," said Mayor Emanuel.

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  14. Mayor Emanuel Announces Chicago Streetlight Modernization Program Has Reached Major MilestoneRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2018 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced the Chicago Smart Lighting Program is wrapping up its first year and has installed new lights in all of the city's 50 wards. To date more than 76,000 new LED smart streetlight fixtures have been installed as part of the four-year modernization program, which is increasing the reliability and quality of Chicago's streetlights.

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

    Aug 17, 2018 | 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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  16. Notable Chicagoans will take flight for the 60th Annual Chicago Air and Water ShowRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2018 | 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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  17. Mayor Emanuel Announces Five Times More Residents Receive HIV Care, Compared To 2015Read the original story

    Aug 10, 2018 | City of Chicago

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Public Health today announced that so far this year, the city has served 1,814 people living with HIV in Chicago as the city continues to expand HIV primary care support. Now in the third year of the HIV primary care expansion partnership between CDPH, the University of Illinois at Chicago and Howard Brown Health, the program is on track to serve five times as many individuals than were served in prior years.

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  18. Mayor Emanuel Interviews Historian and Columnist Ron Grossman on "Chicago Stories" PodcastRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2018 | City of Chicago

    Ron is himself a proud Chicagoan born and raised. Hailing from Albany Park's tight-knit Jewish community of the 1930s and 1940s, Ron's own story got its start on Chicago's West Side where he was born.

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  19. Mayor Emanuel Introduces First-Of-Its-Kind Ordinance To License Pop-Up Stores, RestaurantsRead the original story

    Jul 25, 2018 | City of Chicago

    Proposed license structure would allow fledgling entrepreneurs to test concepts without the burden of a long-term lease or license Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection today introduced an ordinance to City Council to create a licensing structure to allow for the operation of short-term "pop-up" stores, including restaurants. With this license, Chicago's restaurateurs and entrepreneurs will now have the chance to test their concepts without the burden of a long-term lease or license.

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  20. City Commits Additional $2 Million To Support Growth Of Wheelchair Accessible Taxicabs In ChicagoRead the original story

    Jul 20, 2018 | City of Chicago

    Chicago's Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Commissioner Rosa Escareno today announced an additional $2 million in funding to support taxicab medallion owners who wish to purchase a WAV or convert an existing vehicle to accommodate wheelchairs. The incentives are available to taxicab medallion owners who are in good standing and who don't owe any debt to the city.

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