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Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins us to talk about the gridlock in Springfield, the financial crisis at Chicago Public Schools and police accountability. Watch the full discussion now.

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As the city grapples with issues of race and equality in the wake of the Laquan McDonald video, today marks the 28th anniversary of the death of Chicago’s first African-American mayor, Harold Washington.

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"I'm not going to allow Springfield's dysfunction to become Chicago's dysfunction," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said during an extended interview before Wednesday's City Council vote on his proposed budget that includes a nearly $600 million property tax hike.

Emanuel: ‘I’m here to fix these challenges’

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins us for his first extended interview since proposing his so-called "last resort" budget.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel joins "Chicago Tonight" on Thursday to discuss his proposed $7.8 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year. We’ll ask him about the tax and fee hikes he’s pitching. What questions do you have for the mayor?

Mayor: ‘We have to right our financial ship’

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday unveiled his proposed 2016 budget. Included is a $543 million property tax increase that would be phased in, beginning with a $318 million hike this year. Fees on garbage collection and ride-sharing services – including taxis – and a new tax on e-cigarettes aim to plug the city's budget hole.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel will soon unveil his 2016 budget, which is reported to include a $500 million property tax increase. A panel of aldermen reacts to the proposal – which the mayor says isn't enough to cover Chicago's budget woes – and discusses other ideas for possible city revenue streams.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said she will not run for Mayor of Chicago in 2015.