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Not If, Chicago -- When. I Belong in the Runoff.

(9) Comments | Posted February 22, 2011 | 9:39 AM

During this campaign, I have brought up the issues most important to the people of Chicago.

The costly parking meter contract. Excessive use of red light cameras. An oppressive property tax system for small business owners. Pay-to-influence like we have never seen it before.

My opponents,...

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It's Time for Reform in Chicago

(9) Comments | Posted February 15, 2011 | 5:10 PM

On February 15, I released a new TV advertisement. The ad is on Chicago's major TV stations during their 10:00 news broadcasts.

The ad draws on this campaign's major themes: that the City of Chicago has fostered an oppressive climate for residents in the neighborhoods, and that we...

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As Mayor, I'll Make Sure We Re-Enroll Kids Who Have Dropped Out

(4) Comments | Posted February 9, 2011 | 1:04 PM

When it comes to increasing state funding for Chicago Public Schools, I propose a clear solution:

Get more kids back into classrooms and on the road to graduation.

During the 2009-10 school year, 6,310 high school students in Chicago dropped out of school. Dropped out, in our system, often means...

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Southwest Side Coal Plants: Clean Them Up or Shut Them Down

(13) Comments | Posted January 10, 2011 | 6:15 PM

Chicago is ripe for a citywide clean power agenda. I, as mayor, pledge to make it happen.

In my last post, I discussed Chicago's parking meter contract and how I will work towards renegotiating it. Along with our city's parking and politics, I will lead efforts to clean up the...

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As Mayor of Chicago, I Will Take Back Our Streets

(16) Comments | Posted January 3, 2011 | 3:08 PM

Along with blustery winters and corrupt politics, the City of Chicago can now add to its reputation the highest parking rates in the country. As mayor, I may not be able to raise the temperature, but I will certainly raise our faith in elected officials. I will change both the...

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