Press Releases

Mayor's Press Releases

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Apr 18, 2014 Lucas Museum Site Selection Task Force Announces Public Hearing and Online Forum For Public Comment
Public Hearing At The Chicago Cultural Center And A New Website Will Provide Opportunities For All Residents To Provide Input In The Process Of Exploring A Potential Site For The Lucas Cultural Arts Museum


Apr 17, 2014 Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District to Rehab, Build 103 Playgrounds this Year
Playground Groundbreakings Held at Lindblom Park, Murray Park and Kucinski-Murphy Park


Apr 17, 2014 A.T. Kearney Global Cities Index Names Chicago a Top Global City
2014 Index Ranks Chicago in the Top 10 of the World’s Most Global Cities of Today and Tomorrow


Apr 17, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Task Force to Study Potential Locations for the Lucas Cultural Arts Museum
Panel Tasked with Finding Accessible Location that Enhances Public Space, is Easily Accessible by all Communities, and Does Not Require Taxpayer Dollars


Apr 16, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Congratulates Chicago’s Gold Medal Paralympic Sled Hockey Athletes
Paralympians are Members of the RIC Chicago Blackhawks Sled Hockey Team run through the Chicago Park District and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


Apr 16, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off 2014 Street Resurfacing Program
Nearly 350 Miles of Chicago Streets to be Resurfaced This Year


Apr 16, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Nearly 1,000 Drivers Sign Up For Pay-By-Cell Parking Program Within 36 Hours of Launch
ParkChicago App Had 3,500 Downloads Within the Same Period; Pay-by-Cell Option Part of the Agreement Mayor Emanuel Negotiated to Save Taxpayers $1 Billion and Provide Free Sunday Parking in Neighborhoods


Apr 15, 2014 Mayor Emanuel and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan Announce $26 Million Program to Help Redevelop Vacant, One- to Four-Unit Buildings into Affordable Rentals


Apr 15, 2014 Mayor Emanuel Announces Record Drop in Chicago Youth Smoking Rates
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Reports More than 20 Percent Decrease in Youth Smoking Following City Strategies Aimed at Curtailing Youth Smoking


Apr 14, 2014 Divvy Breaks Single Day Record with 10,866 Trips on Saturday
Warm Weather, Growth in Users Help Beat Previous Best as Users Travelled 32,000 Miles