Press Releases

Mayor's Press Releases

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May 2, 2016 Vista Tower in Lakeshore East to Break Ground this Summer
Project Will Build Chicago’s Third Tallest Building and Create Thousands of Jobs


May 2, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Names Aaron Koch Chief Resilience Officer
Position created in partnership with 100 Resilient Cities – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation


May 1, 2016 Navy Pier And Mayor Emanuel Announce First-Ever Hotel On The Pier
First Hospitality Group to Develop Hotel as Part of Navy Pier’s Centennial Vision; Project will be Completed in 2018 and Create 500 Jobs


Apr 29, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District and CARA Announce Free Community Runs in Neighborhood Parks
1 mile and 5K runs to begin May 21


Apr 27, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, City of Chicago Applaud Work of State and Federal Legislators to Address Lead; Announce Additional Actions to Increase Monitoring, Reassure Public of the Safety of Chicago
CPS and CDPH launch programs to monitor water in schools and the homes of children who test positive for lead; residents can request free water testing by calling 311; results to be posted online


Apr 26, 2016 Mayor Emanuel and Choose Chicago Announce Record Tourism In 2015
Domestic Visitors to Chicago Topped 50 Million for the First Time; Total Tourism Expected to Surpass 52 Million, Supporting 3,800 New Jobs in 2015


Apr 25, 2016 Mayor Emanuel and CPS Announce Dunbar High School to Establish City’s First Comprehensive Trades Program
Construction Trades Campus at Dunbar to Revitalize Trade Programming and Prepare Students for Careers in Construction Industries


Apr 24, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Pilot To Address Chronic Homelessness With Viable Housing Options For Residents
Mayor’s Homeless Task Force launches pilot seeking to initially house 75 chronically homeless residents and identify more long-term housing solutions for homeless


Apr 24, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces 250th Business Is Awarded Microloan Through Chicago’s Microlending Initiative
Neighborhood Small Businesses Have Received Support for Nearly 1,000 Jobs Since 2012


Apr 22, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Open Applications For ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2016
Annual Program Will Host 200 of the Nation’s Top Technology and Engineering Students in Chicago; Program to Expand Number of Student Participants by an Additional 75