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Rahm Emanuel Defends Self: ‘My Job Is to Do My Job’

Rahm Emanuel Defends Self: ‘My Job Is to Do My Job’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he’ll continue to make the difficult (and unpopular) choices needed to improve Chicago, declaring: ”I didn’t say change would be easy.” Besieged by an avalanche of bad press, Emanuel defends himself in an interview with Crain’s Chicago Business, making no apologies for controversial decisions on pension reform and public school closings, among else, but also conceding that sometimes he needs to “pull back and listen.” Meanwhile, the city’s two largest newspapers are forecasting doom for the reelection-seeking mayor. This past weekend, a Sun-Times headline blared “RAHM ON THE ROPES” as it touted the results of a poll revealing that just one out of five Chicago voters think Emanuel’s doing a better job of running things than former Mayor Richard M.

Inside Rep. Peter Roskam’s Leadership PAC

Inside Rep. Peter Roskam’s Leadership PAC

A little-known campaign committee controlled by west-suburban Congressman Peter Roskam has spent thousands of dollars on gifts; tens of thousands of dollars on ski trips and other travel, and hundreds of thousands of dollars on mysterious consulting contracts – all with minimal disclosure to the public, and all perfectly legal, NBC5 Investigates has found. The committee — called Republican Operation to Secure and Keep a Majority, or ROSKAM PAC — is one of several so-called “Leadership PACs” controlled by various members of Illinois’ U.S.

Surgeon to Cook for Famed Chicago Chef Following Surgery

Surgeon to Cook for Famed Chicago Chef Following Surgery

University of Chicago Medical Center Chef Graham Elliot underwent a sleeve gastrectomy in July after his weight peaked near 400 pounds. The procedure, performed by Dr.

Trudeau Writes Letter to Judge

Trudeau Writes Letter to Judge

Jury Finds Kevin Trudeau Guilty of Contempt A jury found TV pitchman Kevin Trudeau guilty of criminal contempt of court Tuesday for willfully violating a court order by misrepresenting his book in a series of infomercials. Pitch Man Kevin Trudeau Faces Judge Even Kevin Trudeau himself thought Friday was the day he’d be hauled off to jail.

Leadership PACs Fund Millions in Mysterious Spending

Leadership PACs Fund Millions in Mysterious Spending

For many Chicago families, vacation dreams often involve, at best, a trip to the Wisconsin Dells or the Indiana Dunes. A stay at the Beverly Hills Hotel or the Wynn in Las Vegas would be far outside the family budget.

Quinn Grabs de Blasio Guru to Run Campaign

Quinn Grabs de Blasio Guru to Run Campaign

AP Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio speaks during a tribute to South African leader Nelson Mandela at the National Action Network headquarters, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013.

Trudeau Tells Judge He’ll "Do Anything" To Prove Innocence

Trudeau Tells Judge He’ll "Do Anything" To Prove Innocence

TV Pitchman Trudeau in Custody — Again A television pitchman accused of misleading viewers about his weight-loss books during late-night infomercials was taken into custody Tuesday morning for failing to pay a $37 million civil judgment. Phil Rogers reports.

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday with the Chi-Town Big Game 5K/10K

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday with the Chi-Town Big Game 5K/10K

Sunday might be the biggest sports day of the year, but it’s also one of the biggest eating days of the year too. And if Thanksgiving Day is an indicator, races on eating days are largely becoming very popular.

8 Tips on Sticking to Your Running Resolution

8 Tips on Sticking to Your Running Resolution

Every January first, year in, year out, it’s the same story. You decide on a resolution to start the new year fresh, and by March, you’re back to your old ways.

Obese Man Makes Rare Trip Out of Home

Obese Man Makes Rare Trip Out of Home

Twenty-four-year-old Harold Smith leaves home to work out, a progression of the classes he’s been taking online. Obese Man Makes Rare Trip Out of Home Copy Close Link to this video http://www.nbcchicago.com/video/#!/news/health/Obese-Man-Makes-Rare-Trip-Out-of-Home/235149351 Copy Close Embed this video Replay Twenty-four-year-old Harold Smith says since college, he’s only left his house once or twice a year because he’s overweight, topping the scales at more than 500 pounds.

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