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Jimmy Fallon, Mayor Emanuel take polar plunge

Jimmy Fallon, Mayor Emanuel take polar plunge

CHICAGO, March 2 (UPI) -- "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon Sunday took up a challenge from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and plunged into the icy waters of Lake Michigan.

Jury hears closing arguments in trial of 'NATO 3'

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Chicago jurors heard closing arguments Thursday in the terrorism trial of three out-of-town activists called the "NATO 3."
Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

Politics 2014: Does President Obama's go-it-alone position have teeth?

President Obama said he's willing to work with Congress but won't be hesitant to go it alone to advance his 2014 agenda, telling recalcitrant lawmakers he won't be twiddling his thumbs if they dawdle or fail to act for whatever reason.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Obama aide Pete Rouse to leave White House for Perkins Coie

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Longtime Obama aide Peter Rouse will be joining former White House counsel Robert Bauer's Washington law firm, the Hill reported Thursday.

Judge gives Chicago 6-month delay on gun store rules

CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Chicago Tuesday gave the city a six-month delay to set regulations before gun stores are allowed to open in Chicago.

Columbia University eyes Obama presidential library

NEW YORK, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- New York's Columbia University is taking steps to be selected to house Barack Obama's presidential library, a university official told the Chicago Sun-Times.

Chicago handgun sales ban unconstitutional, judge rules

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Chicago may not ban gun dealers from selling guns or stop private individuals from giving or selling them, a federal judge ruled, citing the Second Amendment.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fast for a day for immigration reform

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to fast for a day for immigration reform

CHICAGO, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would fast for 24 hours as a show of support for federal immigration reform.
JPMorgan launches $250 million job creation program

JPMorgan launches $250 million job creation program

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- JPMorgan's "New Skills at Work" initiative, announced in conjunction with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is the largest private sector initiative to fight unemployment in urban areas.
Sonali Basak

Disney's Chicago birthplace to be restored

CHICAGO, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The restoration of Walt and Roy Disney's Chicago birthplace began this week, officials announced.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.
By United Press International
French travel advisory says 'non' to some Chicago neighborhoods

French travel advisory says 'non' to some Chicago neighborhoods

CHICAGO, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Chicago-area leaders say they are miffed about France warning its citizens traveling to the Windy City to avoid certain neighborhoods.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.
By United Press International
24 hit by gunshots in Chicago, 4 fatally

24 hit by gunshots in Chicago, 4 fatally

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Shootings in Chicago Thursday and Friday left four people dead and 20 injured, including a 3-year-old boy at a South Side park where 13 were hit.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel helps man who becomes ill on flight

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel helps man who becomes ill on flight

CHICAGO, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, on a flight to Washington to attend a fundraiser, assisted another passenger who hyperventilated, witnesses said.

Chicago mayor apologizes for past police torture

CHICAGO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he is sorry for the police department's use of torture to obtain confessions some 20 years ago.
Rahm Emanuel says on 'Late Show' being Chicago mayor is best job

Rahm Emanuel says on 'Late Show' being Chicago mayor is best job

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said during his first visit to "Late Show" in New York he loves his job and plans to start his re-election campaign in 16 months.
Rahm Emanuel to make first appearance on 'Late Show'

Rahm Emanuel to make first appearance on 'Late Show'

NEW YORK, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel will be a guest Monday on "Late Show with David Letterman" in New York, CBS announced.

Chicago Mayor Emanuel comforts bicyclist after accident with truck

CHICAGO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A bicyclist injured in an accident was comforted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel who left a coffee shop when he heard a scream, the mayor's office said.

China Hainan Airlines service to Chicago begins

BEIJING, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- China's Hainan Airlines inaugurated its non-stop Beijing-Chicago service, its third such entry into North America.
Daughters of Olympic champ Owens protest removal of name from school

Daughters of Olympic champ Owens protest removal of name from school

CHICAGO, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The daughters of Olympic champion Jesse Owens are protesting a decision by school officials to remove their father's name from an elementary school.

U.S. cities looking to shed retired employees' healthcare costs

DETROIT, July 29 (UPI) -- Financially hurting cities are watching Detroit to see if the bankrupt city's proposal to shed retiree healthcare benefits is feasible, The New York Times said.

Deb Mell, Chicago alderman's daughter, succeeds her father in office

CHICAGO, July 24 (UPI) -- Deb Mell, ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sister-in-law, Wednesday replaced her father Richard Mell, as alderman on the Chicago City Council.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his groove on at Taste of Chicago

Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets his groove on at Taste of Chicago

CHICAGO, July 19 (UPI) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former ballet dancer, treated a Taste of Chicago festival crowd to his smooth moves to the tune of Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines."

Bloody Independence holiday spurs call for national summit on violence

WASHINGTON, July 12 (UPI) -- Three members of Congress from Illinois have called for a summit on urban violence after at least nine people in Chicago died in July Fourth weekend violence.
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