Press Releases

Mayor's Press Releases

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Dec 7, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Brings Together Municipal Leaders To Urge President-Elect Trump To Continue DACA Program
Chicago along with New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Philadelphia and other Mayors caution the Administration about the economic impact eliminating the program would have, citing the potential loss of $9.9 billion in tax contributions over the next four years


Dec 6, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Joins Senator Durbin and Congressman Gutierrez in Launching the New "Chicago Is With You" Task Force
The Task Force will collaborate on mental health, legal services, diversity training for employers and education to ensure the comprehensive delivery of services to the immigrant, refugees and other disenfranchised communities


Dec 5, 2016 New Year-Round Theater On The Lake Cultural Facility
New lakefront venue will feature a 330-seat performance space, two-adjacent spaces for special events, and a restaurant with an outdoor patio area


Dec 4, 2016 Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Park District Join Community Members to Open Eleanor Boat House in Bridgeport
South side boat house is fourth of its kind in the city


Dec 2, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Creates Legal Protection Fund with National Immigrant Protection Center, Pledges $1 Million to Start the Fund
Investment will expand legal services for those threatened with deportation by 50 percent; Mayor challenges private and philanthropic partners to join the effort


Dec 1, 2016 Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Governor Rauner's Veto of S.B. 2822


Dec 1, 2016 Chicago Mayor Emanuel, Paris Mayor Hidalgo Announce Global Mayors’ Forum on Urban Waterfront Redevelopment
Mayors from across the globe to gather in Chicago next spring to discuss the potential of waterfronts on urban development


Dec 1, 2016 Statement from Mayor Emanuel on Passage of S.B. 2437 by Illinois House of Representatives


Nov 30, 2016 Chicago City Council Approves Creation of Dedicated Tax-Increment Financing District to Support Project to Rebuild CTA Red, Purple Lines


Nov 29, 2016 Mayor Emanuel Announces Major Expansion of Chicago’s Large Lots Program