Allstate Insurance CEO Tom Wilson has agreed to co-chair a new fundraising campaign by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and make the first payment of $5 million, in the hopes of eventually raising $50 million over five years from Chicago’s business community to benefit troubled teens.
Chicago’s export businesses may see a boost via a new partnership between the City of Chicago and the Export-Import Bank of the United States. Mayor Rahm Emanuel made the announcement yesterday, while also revealing plans for a new 1,200-room hotel near McCormick place to accommodate Chicago’s convention and trade show visitors.
In an effort to increase access to healthy environments in Chicago’s underserved communities, and create approximately 200 new jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a partnership with Planet Fitness today to build 10 additional gyms across the city by 2015.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is teaming up with the U.S. Department of the Navy in the launch of a summer program that will provide intensive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to more than 1,000 students in Chicago Public Schools.
An agreement on contract and pension issues has been reached between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the union representing Chicago Police sergeants that includes an annual 2 percent pay raise and pension reform.