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Chicago Mayor Race

Chicago's Black Voters Key In Heated Race

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2015 | Politics

By Mary Wisniewski and Tracy Rucinski CHICAGO, March 2 (Reuters) - Winning more support from Chicago's black community, which makes up...

Chicago Mayoral Candidate Denies Making Racially Charged Remark

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.06.2015 | Politics

An African-American candidate in Chicago’s mayoral race is backtracking after he apparently said that he isn't prejudiced against "whiteys" during a...

Joseph Erbentraut

Rahm Emanuel's Biggest Threat: 'I Like The Idea Of A Fight'

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

On Feb. 24, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is up for re-election. Emanuel has out-fundraised his closest challenger almost 30-to-1 and has benefited fr...

Mike Ditka On Donation To Democrat: 'Anything Is Better' Than Mayor Rahm Emanuel

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.14.2015 | Politics

Former Chicago Bears coach and football player Mike Ditka is no stranger to the political arena: He's endorsed and donated to candidates, and he once ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Rahm Emanuel's Re-Election Chances Just Improved

HuffingtonPost.com | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

Despite the fact that his local approval ratings have been dismal for some time now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chances for reelection in 2015 just ...

WATCH: Rahm Sends Workers To Keep Tabs On Chico

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: Chico spokesperson Brooke Anderson responded to the Emanuel campaign's claim that it was merely "attending a public event to see what is said...

Bobby Rush: Black Community Must Find ‘Consensus Candidate'

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has run against Mayor Richard M. Daley and then worked to help the mayor and his City Council allies win re-election. Th...

Black Caucus Picks Danny Davis, But Moseley Braun And Meeks Sticking Around

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though it seems like the race to replace Chicago Mayor Richard Daley started months ago, the official kickoff to the 2011 mayoral election begins next...

City Council's Black Caucus Prepares For Mayoral Elections

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Political leaders from Chicago's black community are scouting for candidates for the upcoming mayoral election. Some aldermen were joking about how ev...

Former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun Blames Rahm Emanuel For Democratic Losses

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel is firing back at Carol Moseley Braun after the former U.S. Senator and fellow mayoral hopeful criticized his Hollywood fundraiser and bl...

Rahm Emanuel Holds Hollywood Fundraiser, Opponents Cry Foul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel is in Hollywood today, where his agent brother has helped organize a fundraiser with some big Democratic donors and West Coast powerhouse...

PHOTOS: With Dart Out, Who's Left To Challenge Rahm?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Luis Gutierrez announced last week that he wouldn't be running for Chicago mayor, the race appeared to be clearly between Rahm Emanuel and Cook C...

Rahm Emanuel, Jesse Jackson Jr. Meet To Discuss Chicago Mayor Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. had a private meeting Wednesday night to discuss the Chicago mayor's race--and thei...

Sen. Meeks Would Be Too 'Busy' To Deal With Gay Rights If Elected Mayor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Senator James Meeks has not officially announced his bid for Chicago mayor just yet--but as he works behind the scenes to garner support, he ...

WATCH: Some Seriously Hilarious Mayor Daley Moments

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Say what you will about Richard M. Daley--but he is the definition of a Chicago character. From his undeniable South Side accent to his sometimes inte...