Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he had reached a new five-year deal with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 31, which represents 3,500 city workers, who will get an average annual raise of 2.1 percent — but have to pay a health insurance premium for the first time.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has repeatedly claimed credit for holding the line on health care costs. [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]

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