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Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears on “Chicago Tonight” on Sept. 5, 2018.

He stunned the city with his decision to not seek a third term, leaving everyone wondering: what’s next? A discussion with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel appears on “Chicago Tonight” on June 28, 2018.

Winning a third term wasn’t ever going to be easy for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. But the dynamics of the race quickly went topsy-turvy with Emanuel’s announcement that he won’t be on the 2019 ballot.

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From issues of police and violence, to community development and education, an assessment of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s legacy.

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What does the mayor’s decision to not seek re-election mean to challengers – and potential challengers – in the 2019 race? Local political reporters weigh in.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will not seek a third term. We get reaction to the news from City Council.

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“Now with our three children in college, Amy and I have decided it is time to write another chapter together,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018 with his wife Amy Rule by his side as he announced he would not seek re-election.

“As much as I love this job and will always love this city and its residents, I have decided not to seek re-election,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday.

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Chicago Ald. Ed Burke, 14th Ward. (Chicago Tonight file photo)

Why a longtime political gadfly and a city worker are suing Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Ed Burke in federal court.

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“I do firmly believe every moment’s a teachable moment,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday, July 17, 2018. (Chicago Tonight)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel urges calm in his first public appearance since this weekend’s fatal police-involved shooting. 

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The school district says this will be its largest capital spending plan in more than two decades. But the Chicago Teachers Union believes it’s a “hollow and dishonest” election-year stunt by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Days after Illinois State Police said they could arrest protesters who march Saturday along a portion of the busy expressway, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the protest should be allowed to go on as planned.

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“Gov. Quinn has been working on this – he doesn’t have the signatures ready,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said of efforts to place a binding referendum on the November ballot asking whether Chicago mayors should be limited to two terms.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel is deposed in March as part of an investigation into the 2015 shooting death of West Side teen Quintonio LeGrier and his neighbor Bettie Jones by a Chicago police officer. (Courtesy City of Chicago)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he hasn’t interfered with the investigation into the 2015 shooting death of a West Side teen and his neighbor by a Chicago police officer, according to newly released transcripts of his March deposition.

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To put Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s fundraising advantage into perspective: a total of $6.6 million has been raised so far in this campaign, according to the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform – $6.1 of it by Emanuel.

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(Dayna Bateman / Flickr)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel says there could be “serious consequences” after five Chicago Fire Department paramedics filed a lawsuit alleging ongoing sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks about the gun dealer licensing bill during a press conference on March 13, 2018.

Advocates of a bill aimed at strengthening state gun dealer regulations continue pushing for its passage, even after it was vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.

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Mayor fires back at Trump’s idea to allow some teachers to carry firearms in class

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks Thursday at the Chicago Cultural Center, where Chicago Public Schools was recognized as one of the College Board’s AP Districts of the Year. (Chicago Tonight)

We don’t need more guns in schools, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Thursday, “we need more teachers in schools, more students who are not scared so they can be focused not on their fears, but their studies.”