After seven years in office, widely hated Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that he won’t seek reelection. “As much as I love this job and will always love this city and its residents, I’ve decided not to seek re-election,” he said at a press conference. “This has been the job of a lifetime, but it is not a…
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wasn’t expected to appear at a meeting with Illinois gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker at a cafe in Chicago Thursday morning. But when Black Lives Matter activists invited to the meeting by Pritzker showed up, there he was.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is the campaign arm of the House Democratic caucus. The point of the DCCC, in theory, is to elect Democrats to the House of Representatives. In reality, its job is to make sure that every Democratic nominee in every swing district is a veteran, a prosecutor, or a veteran…
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So. Much. Winning. On Friday, a federal judge appointed by former President Ronald Reagan slapped a nationwide injunction on the Justice Department’s attempt to withhold federal safety grant money from so–called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to cooperate with immigration authorities.
El alcalde de Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, anunció el domingo que su administración demandará al Departamento de Justicia por sus amenazas de quitar el financiamiento de las llamadas ciudades santuario que no cumplen con sus obligaciones. Emanuel acusó al departamento de Jeff Sessions de “chantajear” a Chicago para que…
Chicago, IL, will sue the Justice Department over its continued threats to defund sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with its demands, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on Sunday. During a press conference, Emanuel accused the Sessions-led Department of “blackmailing” Chicago into changing its values.
Somebody needs to tell the remaining bigots in Chicago’s political machine that Old Mayor Daley died more than four decades ago.
In striking new evidence that the children will save us all, a group of hero students were filmed calling out Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to his face on Tuesday.
In a break from recent tradition, the Democrats are planning to widely expand the number of districts they plan to contest in the 2018 midterm elections. But, in a sign that not every tried-and-true Democratic instinct is being thrown out, they’re planning on dumpster diving for help doing it, with Politico reporting…
Under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership Chicago has seen skyrocketing violence, numerous police scandals, and a prevailing sense of total dissatisfaction with Emanuel himself.
Barely two months after the Justice Department issued a scathing report on civil rights violations committed by the Chicago Police Department, a new investigation by the Chicago Tribune has revealed that for years findings of police misconduct have gone unpunished by the department.
At first glance, it may seem that new charges brought against white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke for the 2014 killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald are deserved.
You might know Ja’Mal Green as the young man who took recently Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to task on national television, telling MSNBC’s Chris Hayes that Emanuel “doesn’t care about black people.” His appearance went viral, but Green, who’s 21, is used to the spotlight.
A report by a police reform task force appointed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says that racism is at the root of many of the Chicago Police Department's failures over the years.
Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel finds himself on the ropes thanks to an escalating series of scandals surrounding the Chicago Police Department's killing and treatment of black people. His approval ratings have plummeted, the state legislature is deciding whether to pass a law that would allow him to be recalled, and a…
President Obama's current chief of staff gave a ringing endorsement of Obama's former chief of staff, embattled Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel, on Sunday, saying that Obama still retains confidence in Emanuel.
The Daily Beast reports that, contrary to the claims of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his administration tried to prevent the release of video footage showing the shooting death of Laquan McDonald at the hands of police.