Campaign Updates

Campaign Updates

Position Paper: Changing the Culture at City Hall

CHANGING THE CULTURE AT CITY HALL Since his very first act in office, Mayor Emanuel has worked to restore faith in government by changing the culture in City Hall. From ending hiring abuse to increasing transparency and accountability across government to eliminating wasteful perks and practices – Rahm is transforming how the City works. This [...]

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La Villita Park

On Sunday, Rahm joined community members in Little Village to cut the ribbon on the new La Villita Park. Four years ago, this site was industrial land in the shadow of a coal plant that was covering the area with pollutants. Now, with the coal plant shut down, children and families in the area will [...]

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Increasing the Minimum Wage

Sharita Wilson, a 27-year-old single mother of two and resident of the Hyde Park community, discusses her thoughts about the Mayor’s successful effort to increase Chicago’s minimum wage. Ms. Wilson, who currently earns the minimum wage as a cashier and salesperson at a store downtown, talks about her children and details the struggles of trying [...]

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Investing in Arts Education

Today, Rahm joined Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to announce a $10 million investment in arts education for the 2015-16 CPS school year—which will help schools across the District meet the first-ever CPS Arts Education Plan. Reports have shown that during the 2013-14 school year—the second year of the CPS Arts Education Plan—there have [...]

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Are you in?

“So today I’m asking you to join me in this campaign for Chicago’s future. With your help and support, we will keep Chicago moving forward together. We will compete for – and win – the good jobs of today and tomorrow. And with determination and resolve, we will make Chicago work for everyone.” On Saturday, Rahm officially kicked off [...]

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Ending Food Deserts

Since taking office, Rahm has been committed to making sure that all neighborhoods have access to grocery stores. When presented with the challenge of a food desert in Englewood, Rahm joined Alderman JoAnn Thompson in gaining a commitment from Whole Foods to provide healthy food options at lower prices with a new store at 63rd [...]

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College to Careers

Since taking office, Rahm has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of Chicagoans from all neighborhoods, all across the City. To enhance post-high school opportunities for Chicago students, he has forged a great partnership with Cheryl Hyman to improve the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). With Rahm’s support, CCC has seen a sixty percent job [...]

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Giving Thanks

This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for Chicago. I am thankful every day that I live here, and that you’ve put your trust in me to lead the city. I’m also thinking about people who are struggling to feed their families, and the service organizations in Chicago that help our neighbors in need. The Greater Chicago Food [...]

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IlliniCare’s Expansion in Chicago

Rahm joined IlliniCare Health CEO Jeff Joy and company employees to announce that IlliniCare will be adding an additional 300 jobs in Chicago—bringing the company’s total to over 500 employees in Chicago by the end of 2015. Additionally, the company—which has expanded exponentially thanks to the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion—has opened their first [...]

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Bringing Clean Air to All Chicago

When Rahm took office, Chicago still had two large coal-fired power plants–Fisk and Crawford–on its southwest side.  Residents and neighborhood activists from the Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods were concerned that the air pollution from these plants were contributing to health problems, like asthma, and lowering their quality of life. Yet, for years, City Hall [...]

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Welcome to the New ChicagoTogether.org

Welcome to the new ChicagoTogether.org – the official website for Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign for mayor. On this new website you’ll find information on programs and initiatives in the City, different ways to take action, and the latest news. My favorite feature is that it allows Chicagoans to share their stories. We want the new site to [...]

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