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Pat Quinn Pushes Chicago Term Limits, Elected Office for Chicago Consumer Advocate

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.13.2016 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Before serving as governor from 2009 to 2015, Pat Quinn was known as a rabble-rousing reformer who, most famously, led a 1980 citizen initiative that ...

Illinois Considers Allowing Recall Attempts Of Chicago Mayor

Associated Press | Igor Bobic | Posted 01.03.2016 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) — The furor over recent Chicago police shootings has legislators considering whether voters should be allowed to recall Mayor Rahm Eman...

Rahm Emanuel Denies Laquan McDonald Cover-Up

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 12.05.2015 | Politics

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel strongly denied accusations that he covered up the police shooting death of Laquan McDonald and reiterated his commitment t...

In Rahm Emanuel's 'Embarrassing' Victory, A Warning for Democrats

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.08.2015 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Despite the power of incumbency and the backing of the President, Rahm Emanuel nevertheless became the first mayor in Chicago history to be forced into a runoff. Emanuel's struggle to retain his office is a warning for politicians everywhere: Corporate Democrats are likely to find themselves on the defensive in 2016 and beyond.

In Historic Mayoral Race, New Poll Showcases Why Language Matters

Sylvia Puente | Posted 05.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Sylvia Puente

In the country's third largest city, Latinos are almost a third of its population. Still in Chicago elections -- with Latinos making up nearly 1 in 5 registered voters -- they are consistently underrepresented in public opinion surveys.

Most Important Election of 2015: Chuy Garcia's People's Campaign Versus Rahm Emanuel's Big Money

Mike Lux | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

A thousand political obituaries would be written; a hundred stunned DC pundits would be asking themselves how this could have possibly happened. And in all this conversation, a major underlying narrative would be about the rising progressive tide shaking up Democratic politics.

Roque Planas

Progressive Leaders Hope To Rally National Support For Chicago's Chuy Garcia | Roque Planas | Posted 03.13.2015 | Latino Voices

U.S. Reps. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Danny Davis (D-Ill.) are urging their colleagues to throw their weight behind Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, a grass...

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...

How Can Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner Maintain His Outsider Status While on the Inside?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 03.30.2015 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Illinoisans elected Gov. Bruce Rauner in large part because he offered new ideas for the state government. Voters chose an outsider who promised to fix insider culture.

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 ...

Chicago's Mayoral Race

Tio Hardiman | Posted 03.13.2015 | Chicago
Tio Hardiman

Chicago's upcoming Mayoral Race could be up for grabs with four strong contenders looking to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel this February. We have Dr. Willie Wilson, William "Dock" Walls, Alderman Bob Fioretti, and Cook County Commissioner Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia.

Karen Lewis on #BlackLivesMatter, Politics and Getting Back in the Mix

Jennifer Berkshire | Posted 02.14.2015 | Chicago
Jennifer Berkshire

In Karen Lewis' first full-length interview since illness forced her out of the race to replace Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, she talks about protests, politics and her little known career as as a stand-up comedian.

Joseph Erbentraut

Rahm Emanuel's Re-Election Chances Just Improved | 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 ...

Chicago, NYC, LA and San Francisco Implementing New E-Cigarette Laws

Bechara Choucair, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Bechara Choucair, M.D.

Not allowing e-cigarettes to be used indoors is a smart move for cities and towns that want to preserve the health of their community. Adding e-cigarettes to smoke-free laws is also practical. People who want to smoke e-cigarettes can continue to do so in the same places where regular cigarettes are smoked, while everyone else can continue to breathe clean air wherever they work, learn and play.

Joseph Erbentraut

This 30-Year-Old Community Organizer Thinks She Can Beat Rahm Emanuel | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.02.2014 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel's approval rating has been declining for months, but people aren't exactly lining up around the block to run him out of...

The Best Illinois GIF Gallery of 2013!

Madison Bondi | Posted 03.17.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

2013 was an exciting, awkward, frustrating, and confusing year in Illinois. Join us as we take a look back at some of the most memorable highlights fr...

No Deal Is a Big Deal for Chicago

Donald Cohen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Chicago
Donald Cohen

Last week, Rahm Emanuel announced the city was putting a halt to the long-running negotiations to privatize Midway Airport. The long-term lease had long been trumpeted as an opportunity to modernize the airport and help stabilize city finances but the mayor decided the deal just wasn't good enough.

New Poll: Chicago's Just Not That Into Rahm

Posted 05.09.2013 | Chicago

Halfway through Rahm Emanuel's first term, a new poll reports Chicagoans -- particularly lower-income and African-American voters -- are increasingly ...

Lisa Belkin

The Brothers Emanuel Might Have The Answers Every Parent Needs | Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents

When the brothers were 6, 2 and 4, they marched unsupervised around the neighborhood, across streets and beneath underpasses. In family arguments, the...

Chicago Mayor Losing African-American Support | Posted 03.25.2013 | Black Voices

When President Obama said that Rahm Emanuel, his former White House Chief of Staff, would make a fine mayor for Chicago, the city's black voters took ...

PHOTOS: Remembering Harold Washington, 25 Years Later

Posted 11.25.2012 | Chicago

Twenty-five years ago Sunday, Harold Washington, Chicago's first African-American mayor, abruptly died of a heart attack shortly after his reelection ...

Your Start-Up Life: Take It All in Stride - the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Rana Florida | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business
Rana Florida

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley helped transform Chicago from a place that had been beset by scandal and racial divisiveness to one of America's best-run cities. Here, Mayor Daley talks about the importance of building trust, maintaining relationships, and inspiring teams; all with an eye on moving the core agenda forward.

House Candidate Says Mayors Against Chick-Fil-A 'Need To Be Introduced To 2nd Amendment'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

A Mississippi congressional candidate said that mayors who oppose Chick-fil-A because of CEO Dan Cathy's views on same-sex marriage "need to be introd...

Patrick Svitek

Rahm Emanuel Urges Cities To Chart Own Destiny | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's message to local municipalities waiting for federal assistance? Don't count on it. "We have to take our ...

Chicago Police Department Will Hire 500 New Cops This Year

Posted 07.03.2012 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy promised in late 2011 that the city's new budget would provide for the department to hire more police off...