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Tim Jones

With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

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With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees steam rises from Lake Michigan on Jan. 28, 2014 in Chicago.

Rahm Emanuel Accepts Fallon’s Invite — With a Chilly Caveat

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will accept Jimmy Fallon’s open-ended invitation to appear on “The Tonight Show” — provided the newly minted host of television’s No. 1-rated late-night gabfest joins the former White House chief of staff for a plunge...

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Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley, left, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg take part in a discussion economics and politics of immigration during a meeting of The Chicago Economic Club on Aug. 14, 2012, in Chicago.

Photograph by M. Spencer Green/AP Photo

Former White House Chief of Staff William Daley, left, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg take part in a discussion economics and politics of immigration during a meeting of The Chicago Economic Club on Aug. 14, 2012, in Chicago.

Bloomberg Backing Daley in Illinois

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ventured into a governor’s race 800 miles away today, endorsing former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s effort to unseat Illinois’s Democratic chief executive, Pat Quinn, in next year’s primary. In a...

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Striking Chicago Public School teacher, Lanessa Mendoza, left, pickets with fellow teachers from Peck Elementary School as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was visiting with students taking part at the Safe Haven program at Maranatha Church in Chicago, on Sept. 10, 2012.

Photograph by M. Spencer Green/AP Photo

Striking Chicago Public School teacher, Lanessa Mendoza, left, pickets with fellow teachers from Peck Elementary School as Mayor Rahm Emanuel was visiting with students taking part at the Safe Haven program at Maranatha Church in Chicago, on Sept. 10, 2012.

Emanuel Pinned Down by Teachers

The Chicago teacher strike, which has kept more than 350,000 students out of the city’s classroom for three days, has scuttled plans for Mayor Rahm Emanuel to address the Municipal Forum of New York on Friday. The mayor had planned...

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