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GAME ON: Early Voting Sites Reopen After Blizzard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Two days after a blizzard that dumped more than 20 inches of snow on Chicago, election officials said they will reopen early voting locations througho...

Rahm Emanuel Allowed on Oscar Ballot as Best Supporting Actor

Spencer Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Though Emanuel did not actually appear in a motion picture during the 2010 calendar year, the former Chief of Staff met the Academy's requirements for securing an Oscar nomination.

YOU DECIDE: What Are Chicago's REAL Issues?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The day Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that he would not seek a seventh term, Chicago residents and reporters mentally prepared themselves for a dra...

Going To A Candidate's Forum? Ask Them About TIFs

Tom Tresser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

County-wide, in 2009, TIF districts diverted $838 million in property taxes away from the units of government that rely on property taxes for operation. And $519 million of that was from Chicago.

Rhymefest Running For Alderman, Despite Criminal Past

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago - His name is Che Smith, but you probably know him better as Rhymefest -- an award-winning rapper and music writer who has worked with superst...

ELECTION UNDERWAY: Early Voting Starts Next Monday

Chicago Breaking News | October 6, 2010 5:35 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois voters who don't want to wait until Election Day can head to the polls starting next week. Some early voting sites will open Monday throug...

Monday Deadline Day For Chicago's Mayoral Hopefuls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Monday is the final day for candidates seeking city offices in Chicago to turn in their petitions--and the already long list of mayoral candidates is ...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Weekend Of Mayor's Race Madness

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This weekend, Rahm Emanuel, Danny Davis and James Meeks gathered supporters and made it official: they are running for mayor of Chicago. So far, the...

City Candidates Turn In Signatures: Rahm Has 90K, Braun Has More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY 12:55 p.m. CT As early as 10 a.m. Sunday, candidates and campaign workers filing petitions for the City of Chicago elections began lini...

Orr Warns Of Political Machines, Quid Pro Quo As Election Season Begins

Chicago Public Radio | Ammad Omar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County Clerk David Orr says residents shouldn't be fooled into collecting signatures for candidates promising them a job down the line....