Negotiations continued Tuesday between Chicago city officials and the striking Chicago Teachers Union, as 350,000 Chicago children did not have school for a second day.
The Obama administration refuses to join the debate between his former chief of staff, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the Chicago Teachers Union. In the past, Obama has had no qualms about becoming involved in local issues.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has suspended his efforts to fundraise for the Obama-affiliated Super PAC, Priorities USA, as Chicago teachers strike.
Chicago Mayor and former Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama Rahm Emanuel is on the ground in Charlotte and trolling for secret super PAC cash in support of the president’s reelection campaign, according to a report in the Washington Post.
Democrats are looking to mayors to make their case to the country, but the mayor closest to the Obama White House is having plenty of trouble in his own city.
Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel repeatedly claimed he had no memory of the Obama administration’s controversial $535 million loan to failed solar company Solyndra, but White House emails released Thursday say it was Emanuel’s idea for the administration to tout the doomed firm.
A senior official at the Swiss bank Credit Suisse is leaving his post to join the administration of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the New York Times’ DealBook reports.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad found common ground in their condemnations of Mitt Romney’s visit to Israel.
Former White House Chief of Staff and current Democratic Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has assembled an administration noticeably lacking in diversity, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The murder rate has risen 38 percent in the city of Chicago in 2012, according to the New York Times.