January 17, 2012 |
Design work on a new Green Line station at Cermak Road and State Street is set to begin in March, Mayor Emanuel announced Tuesday. Construction on the station is slated to start in February 2013 and last through July 2014. The station, which is expected to cost $50 million, is designed to give easy access to McCormick Place, Emanuel said. As of now, only the No. 3-King Drive, No. 21-Cermak and No. 129-West Loop/South Loop buses stop at McCormick Place. The new Green Line station is expected to have access for people with disabilities and canopy coverage on the platform.
November 28, 2011 |
Move over, New York and Portland, Ore. Chicago wants to pass you by on bike. The wheels of change are in motion for city cyclists thanks to new initiatives from Mayor Emanuel. In the works are 100 miles of protected bike lanes, increased bike parking and a widespread bike-share program that could put Chicago on the map as one of the nation's most bike-friendly cities. Enter Gabe Klein, the city's Department of Transportation commissioner, who took office this year. "The mayor is definitely trying to catch up to other cities with the goal of leapfrogging D.C., Portland and New...
November 14, 2013 |
Rahm Emanuel has sent a clear message to Jon Stewart. "Jon, deep dish with dead fish," a handwritten note above two deep dish pizzas topped with anchovies reads. "Love, Rahm. " The photo was part of a tweet sent out by the mayor's twitter account late Thursday in response to a segment Wednesday night where Stewart rails on deep dish pizza . "We also sent @thedailyshow some real pizza for lunch today. No hard feelings?," the tweet reads, followed by the photo. It's unclear whether the photo of the anchovy topped pizza was the "real...
May 10, 2013 |
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's getting his own reality show. OK, that's not exactly true, but apparently Rahmbo's trips to Hollywood have been paying off in bigger ways than with gifts and campaign contributions. He's about to get a publicity boost, too: CNN has ordered and eight-part docuseries called "Chicagoland. " Produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, "Chicagoland" aims to "explore where politics and policy meet real people's lives--in a city generating change and innovation in social policy, education and public...
May 1, 2012 |
Let's get digital. Mayor Emanuel tonight will host his third Facebook town hall meeting to discuss topics such as food trucks and education reform. The hour-long event is set to begin at 6 p.m., livestreaming at facebook.com/chicagomayorsoffice and livestream.com/chicagomayorsoffice . Seven hundred people submitted more than 300 questions at askchicago.org for the session, said Kevin Hauswirth, Emanuel's director of social media. Participants voted on which questions the mayor should address.
December 12, 2013 |
Mayor Emanuel is often seen announcing new programs at press conferences, presiding over City Council meetings and meeting with dignitaries. But Chicagoans have also seen another side of him away from City Hall. The dancer: We knew the mayor took ballet lessons. But he showed off more dance moves as he took off his tie and bit his lower lip while he listened to Robin Thicke perform "Blurred Lines" at the Taste of Chicago . Of course, a video captured the mayor dancing. Good samaritan: The mayor rushed out a coffee shop to the aid of a cyclist...