Rahm Emanuel

"The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon, center, exits the water during the Chicago Polar Plunge, Sunday, March 2, 2014, in Chicago. Fallon joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the event. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

Jimmy Fallon, Chicago mayor take a chilly dip

CHICAGO (AP) — Comedian Jimmy Fallon took a quick but icy dip in Lake Michigan — dressed in a full suit and tie — then screamed and darted out quickly with a shocked expression on […]


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, greets host David Letterman during taping for the Late Show with David Letterman, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey R. Staab, CBS Entertainment)

Documentary brings together 20 presidential chiefs

NEW YORK (AP) — The only man to hold both jobs says in a Discovery documentary that airs Wednesday that the White House chief of staff generally has more power than the vice president. “I […]


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Students get first-hand math lesson with school closings

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools officials ended months of speculation when they released the list of 54 schools the city plans to close, but the pushback against Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his schools chief is likely just starting to ramp up.


Atlanta to San Diego: 7 cities’ pension problems

The Associated Press recaps seven cities with pension problems.


Chicago students return to class as strike ends

CHICAGO (AP) – At the end of a bitter showdown with striking teachers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Chicago’s longer school day will mean an end to what he described as the “shortchanging” of the city’s […]


Chicago union leader: School resumes Wednesday

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union president says the city’s students will be back in class Wednesday after delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend a seven-day teachers strike. Karen Lewis spoke during a Tuesday evening […]


Chicago teachers await vote that could end strike

CHICAGO (AP) – The head of the Chicago teachers union says delegates may have a lengthy debate about a new contract offer when they meet this afternoon. The meeting comes two days after they refused […]


Chicago mayor: Court must end teachers' strike

CHICAGO (AP) – Mayor Rahm Emanuel has asked a state court to force Chicago school teachers back to work, ending a week-long strike he calls illegal. City attorneys asked the circuit court Monday to force […]


Negotiators have 'framework' to end Chicago strike

CHICAGO (AP) – The city’s nearly weeklong teachers strike appeared headed toward a resolution Friday after negotiators emerged from marathon talks to say they had achieved a “framework” that could end the walkout in time […]


Talks to end Chicago teacher strike make progress

CHICAGO (AP) – The Chicago Teachers Union president says a deal to end the city’s first teachers’ strike in 25 years is close, but she’s pushed back her timeline a bit. Just hours after predicting […]




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