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after trump criticism on chicago violence, emanuel touts police smarts


two days after president donald trump told a national television audience that mayor rahm emanuel needed to "smarten up and toughen up" on fighting gun violence, the mayor held a carefully orchestrated news conference to discuss chicago's "smart-policing strategy." as emanuel summoned a swarm of...






emanuel: feds will be in town next week to continue police dept. work


mayor rahm emanuel on tuesday said federal officials will soon come to chicago to continue work with the police department after a major report last month found systemic problems at the department. emanuel met monday in washington, d.c. with senior members of president donald trump's administration,...






emanuel: feds will be in town next week to continue police department work


mayor rahm emanuel on tuesday said federal officials will soon come to chicago to continue work with the police department after a major report last month found systemic problems at the department.emanuel met monday in washington with senior members of president donald trump's administration, among...






violence in chicago still stubbornly high in 2017; trump reacts again


violence in chicago remains stubbornly high as the city recorded about the same number of homicides and shootings in january as the year-earlier period, according to statistics released wednesday by the police department. much of the violence remains concentrated in three police districts — englewood...






emanuel: not good for country if people don't take what a president says serious


mayor rahm emanuel on thursday said it's "not a good thing" for the country if people don't take seriously what a president says. the comment e as the mayor appeared on wgn-am 720 and responded again to president donald trump repeatedly bringing up chicago violence. "it's sad that a president...






trump cites chicago violence for 2nd day in row: ‘what is going on?"


president donald trump called out chicago violence wednesday morning for the second day in a row and the fifth time in his three weeks in office, asking, “what is going on in chicago?”“in chicago, more than 4,000 people were s last year alone,” he said in a speech to a law enforcement group...






amid trump immigration furor, emanuel hosts chicago dreamers for dinner


mayor rahm emanuel and first lady amy rule hosted six dreamer students for dinner at their home tuesday night to stress chicago's status as a sanctuary city among growing tensions over president donald trump's new immigration policies. "the dreams of these kids to go to college and what they want...






amid trump immigration furor, emanuel hosts chicago dreamers for dinner


mayor rahm emanuel and first lady amy rule hosted six dreamer students for dinner at their home tuesday night to stress chicago's status as a sanctuary city among growing tensions over president donald trump's new immigration policies."the dreams of these kids to go to college and what they want...






chicago's top cop on waiting list for kidney transplant


police superintendent eddie johnson, under intense pressure as chicago faces national criticism over its seemingly runaway violence, disclosed friday he is on a waiting list for a kidney transplant after nearly fainting at a morning news conference.johnson, 56, appeared refreshed at an evening...






left seeks democratic control as chicago mayor tells them to just 'chill'


even in private there's no american politician more intense than chicago mayor rahm emanuel. he's all about control. and when he doesn't have control — of his message, of events — he clenches his jaw and all but bites through his teeth. emanuel, famous for taking that steakhouse knife and stabbing...






chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence


chicago (ap) — a chicago toddler was shot and killed on tuesday in what police suspect was a “gang hit” on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after two young girls were shot in the head. it market latest spasm of violence in a city struggling to contain such attacks. […]






trump again calls out chicago on violence and repeats debunked murder rate claim


president donald trump on tuesday again singled out violence in chicago, this time during a white house meeting with sheriffs where he repeated a debunked claim that the u.s. murder rate is the highest it's been in 45 years. "if you ran chicago, you would solve that nightmare, i'll tell you," trump...






trump again calls out chicago on violence and repeats debunked murder rate claim


president donald trump on tuesday again singled out violence in chicago, this time during a white house meeting with sheriffs where he repeated a debunked claim that the u.s. murder rate is the highest it's been in 45 years."if you ran chicago, you would solve that nightmare, i'll tell you," trump...






chicago police unveil new high-tech effort to fight crime


chicago (ap) — the chicago police department has unveiled new high-tech strategies and equipment for fighting crime as the city deals with increases in homicides and gang violence. the rollout wednesday e the same day the department announced there were 51 homicides in january and about a week after president donald trump tweeted he would […]






meet the mystery man whose idea turned into chicago peace plan trump praised


torrence cooks was stunned last week when he saw a cleveland-area pastor tell president donald trump on live tv that "top gang thugs" in chicago wanted to work with the new administration to quell the city's relentless gun violence. a self-styled anti-violence activist, cooks could hardly believe...






few specifics as emanuel sets goal of starting express rail to o'hare


mayor rahm emanuel's administration set an ambitious three-year goal thursday to move forward with high-speed rail service to o'hare international airport, but aides offered few details for a project that has long proved elusive for chicago.emanuel brought up the new rail line to the busy airport...






chicago toddler shot and killed in latest spasm of violence


a chicago toddler was shot and killed on tuesday in what police suspect was a "gang hit" on a man in a vehicle with her, just a few days after two young girls were shot in the head. it market latest spasm of violence in a city struggling to contain such attacks.






trump blames chicago crime on gang members ‘not even legally in this country’


washington—president donald trump again highlighted violence in chicago on wednesday, erting that many of the city's problems are caused by gang members — "many of whom are not even legally in our country." trump, addressing a conference of police chiefs and sheriffs, urged them to "turn in"...






trump blames chicago crime on gang members 'not even legally in our country'


president donald trump again highlighted violence in chicago on wednesday, erting that many of the city's problems are caused by gang members — "many of whom are not even legally in our country."trump, addressing a conference of police chiefs and sheriffs, urged them to "turn in" bad actors...






trump blames chicago crime on gang members 'not even legally in our country'


president donald trump again highlighted violence in chicago on wednesday, erting that many of the city's problems are caused by gang members — "many of whom are not even legally in our country." trump, addressing a conference of police chiefs and sheriffs, urged them to "turn in" bad actors...






think chicago's violence is an easy fix? ask the rev. al sharpton


some people think chicago's violence problem is an easy fix. donald trump thinks he could solve it in a week if chicagoans stopped forcing law enforcement to be so politically correct. the rev. darrell scott thinks he can come in from cleveland and solve it by sitting down and talking with "top...






three chicago police districts accounted for half of all january homicides


violence in chicago remains stubbornly high, with homicides and shootings this year matching the beginning of last year and the same communities bearing the brunt of the problem, according to data released by the police department on wednesday.about 50 percent of the homicides in january were in...






three police districts accounted for half of all homicides in chicago in january


violence in chicago remains stubbornly high, with homicides and shootings this year matching the beginning of last year and the same communities bearing the brunt of the problem, according to data released by the police department wednesday.about 50 percent of the homicides in january were in three...






rahm emanuel is wrong - dems need adrenaline, not a 'chill pill,' to beat trump'


chicago mayor rahm emanuel's prescription for his fellow democrats — "take a chill pill, man" — is pure political quackery.sedatives are contraindicated for a moment like this. the proper rx for democrats right now is nodoz, red bull, double s s of espresso or any other legal stimulant to keep...






rahm emanuel is wrong - democrats need adrenaline, not a 'chill pill,' to beat t


chicago mayor rahm emanuel's prescription for his fellow democrats — "take a chill pill, man" — is pure political quackery. sedatives are contraindicated for a moment like this. the proper rx for democrats right now is nodoz, red bull, double s s of espresso or any other legal stimulant to keep...






emanuel makes first rounds with trump white house


mayor rahm emanuel held his first round of washington meetings monday with senior members of president donald trump's administration, a trip his office described as laying the foundation for developing relationships with the republican white house.emanuel met with new attorney general jeff sessions,...






firing recommended for chicago cop for allegedly lying about fatal shooting


officer raoul mosqueda donned his dress uniform last week and joined mayor rahm emanuel and top chicago police officials at a graduation and promotion ceremony at navy pier. mosqueda, a 10-year department veteran, was celebrating his appointment to field training officer, a post that would position...






a plea to the obamas: save chicago from its gun violence


a humble plea, if i may, to barack and michelle obama: come home and fight the gun violence that plagues chicago. set aside politics and launch an all-hands-on-deck, multi-faceted task force. identify and solve the deeply entrenched, tragically entangled challenges that allow gunfire to steal our...






alderman: emanuel dropped f-bomb at me over property tax rebate proposal


since becoming mayor in 2011, mayor rahm emanuel for the most part has ditched his famous affinity for combativeness and profanity — at least in public. not so much in private, according to multiple accounts the past six years, perhaps the best known of which came early in emanuel's tenure during...






alderman: emanuel dropped f-bomb at me over property tax rebate proposal


since becoming mayor in 2011, mayor rahm emanuel for the most part has ditched his famous affinity for combativeness and profanity — at least in public.not so much in private, according to multiple accounts the past six years, perhaps the best known of which came early in emanuel's tenure during...






in response to firefighter's death, emanuel pushes tighter building code enforce


mayor rahm emanuel's plan to try to bring building contractors to heel moved forward wednesday, pushing a change an administration official said was prompted by the 2015 death of a chicago firefighter in a warehouse that was under construction. the wide-ranging proposal would centralize the process...






morning spin: bring your own bag because chicago's bag tax starts today


welcome to clout street: morning spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from chicago to springfield. topspin chicago's 7-cent tax on paper and plastic bags starts wednesday amid a disagreement between mayor rahm emanuel and a business leader over...






chicago agrees $20m settlement with red-light era company


chicago (ap) — the city of chicago has settled a lawsuit for $20 million that it filed against a red-light era company whose former chief executive pleaded guilty to a federal bribery charge. chicago mayor rahm emanuel announced the settlement monday with redflex traffic systems inc. of arizona and its australian parent company redflex holdings […]






black folks, stop using chicago's violence to pander to trump


who the heck is the rev. darrell scott? you know, that african-american preacher from cleveland who started hanging around donald trump when he be e the republican presidential nominee. yeah, that guy who told trump at a black history month breakfast that "top gang thugs" from chicago had called...






black folks, stop using chicago's violence to pander to trump


who the heck is the rev. darrell scott?you know, that african-american preacher from cleveland who started hanging around donald trump when he be e the republican presidential nominee. yeah, that guy who told trump at a black history month breakfast that "top gang thugs" from chicago had called...






chicago police chief recovering after appearing to nearly faint


chicago’s chief of police, eddie johnson, was recovering on friday afternoon after he appeared nearly to faint at a news conference, according to a spokesman for the chicago police department. chicago police department spokesman anthony guglielmi said on twitter that johnson, 56, has “a ...






minnesota man shot by amtrak police officer in chicago dies


chicago (ap) — a minneapolis man who was shot by amtrak police near chicago’s union station has died. chicago police spokesman anthony guglielmi says 25-year-old chad robertson died wednesday, one week after being shot. robertson was taking a bus from memphis, tennessee, to minneapolis and was on a stopover in chicago when the shooting occurred. […]






violence spreads in paris suburbs; 17 more arrests


police say rioters have again set fire to cars and garbage bins overnight in spreading violence in the suburbs of paris over the alleged of a young black man with a police baton.






rahm emanuel: too many dems care more about being right than winning


mayor rahm emanuel has warned democrats they need to "take a chill pill" and realize that they are not going to take back national power anytime soon."it ain't gonna happen in 2018," emanuel said monday at stanford's graduate school of business in california. "take a chill pill, man. you gotta...






rahm emanuel: too many dems care more about being right than winning


mayor rahm emanuel has warned democrats they need to "take a chill pill" and realize that they are not going to take back national power anytime soon. "it ain't gonna happen in 2018," emanuel said monday at stanford's graduate school of business in california. "take a chill pill, man. you gotta...






canadian engineering and architecture firm exp to move hq to chicago


canadian engineering and architecture firm exp is joining the list of companies relocating their headquarters to chicago.exp's move from the toronto suburbs is expected to create 150 new jobs in chicago, according to an announcement from mayor rahm emanuel's office. the company plans to fill those...






clashes renew in paris suburb over alleged police violence


new clashes have broken out between police and protesters in a paris suburb, days after the alleged rape of a young black man by police sparked a week of violence.






trump reportedly claimed 2 were s dead in chicago during obama’s speech — but it


chicago — an abc news transcript of its interview with president donald trump on wednesday quoted him as saying that two people were fatally s in chicago while his predecessor, barack obama, was giving his farewell speech at chicago’s mccormick place — a claim shown to be false by police de...






ex-obama aide fined $90,000 for chicago lobbying violation


chicago (ap) — the chicago board of ethics has voted to fine a former aide to former president barack obama $90,000 for illegally lobbying chicago’s mayor on behalf of uber. the board found david plouffe violated city ethics rules when he failed to register as a lobbyist after contacting mayor rahm emanuel. plouffe was trying […]






emanuel mocks rauner with pledge of $1,000 to charity for evidence of budget pla


mayor rahm emanuel mocked gov. bruce rauner in a lengthy rant thursday, saying he would donate $1,000 to charity if a reporter could provide evidence the governor has presented a full state budget plan while in office."i've asked the police department to get the hound dogs out to go find it. i'm...






q&a: rams general manager les snead talks rookie coach sean mcvay, draft needs a


for the second time in two years, the rams are in the midst of major transition. in 2016, the franchise moved from st. louis to los angeles. the rams drew more than 90,000 to the coliseum for an exhibition against the dallas cowboys, but fan interest waned by the end of a 4-12 season that included...