CHICAGORahm Emanuel was sworn in as mayor of America's third-largest city Monday, marking the end of one of the country's longest political dynasties and beginning a term that is likely to be marked by cutbacks and streamlined. Rob Halpin, aka Rahm's renter, still lives in the Ravenswood home he refused to relinquish to Rahm Emanuel last fall, but he doesn't plan to be there for much longer. His lease is up at the end of June. We're looking at some places to move, Halpin. Tomorrow morning, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, City Clerk-elect Susana Mendoza, Treasurer Stephanie Neely and the City Council will be sworn-in during an inaugural ceremony that is free, open and accessible to all Chicagoans. The inaugural ceremony will. The state legislature has given Emanuel the authority to lengthen the school day and Emanuel has said he is eager to add an hour or an hour and a half to students' time in school. And he may lengthen the school year. Expect more charter schools.. On Saturday, Rahm Emanuel was weeding and planting flowers at two community gardens, including one in West Garfield Park, as part of a citywide day of service. Later, Emanuel and his family put on ponchos to enjoy a free afternoon concert in Grant Park. Chicago - Community leaders are hoping that Mayor Rahm Emanuel will direct tax-increment financing to neighborhoods in need. Protesters gathered outside the Chicago Board of Trade Sunday afternoon. According to the Chicago Sun-Times , they're asking. The passage of the Illinois DREAM Act. Not that Emanuel has direct control over it, but he included it in his inaugural speech, and it received a lot of applause, both at the inauguration and in my Twitter feed. Achy Obejas has suggestions for how he. Rahm Emanuel has been mayor for just a few hours and already he has an environmental issue on his hands in Chicago. The Environmental Protection Agency has notified Illinois that the water quality standards for portions of the Chicago and Calumet. (AP) - Rahm Emanuel has been elected mayor of Chicago, and he won't even need a runoff. With 86% of the precincts reporting, Emanuel was trouncing five opponents with 55% of the vote. Emanuel needed more than 50% of the vote to win outright.. Ms. Scott accepted Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel's offer to be his CFO and was to be sworn in today. She has severed all ties with the firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PFM has more than 30 offices, including one in Chicago..
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