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Chicago Heads To The Polls As Rahm Emanuel Seeks Second Term

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 02.24.2015 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hoped to avoid being forced into a runoff as voters headed to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to give t...

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

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.28.2015 | 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 01.12.2015 | 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...

"Yo soy el alcalde de Chicago"

Elio Leturia | Posted 08.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

I still wonder why the vast majority of Americans simply choose to be monolingual. One simple reason would be the belief that since the United States is the most powerful nation on the planet everybody must learn English.

People Before Profit, Rahm!

Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston | Posted 06.13.2012 | Chicago
Rev. Gregory Seal Livingston

Making Chicago look profitable by cutting health, education, social and public safety services is taxing the collective psyche of our town to the point that by July we will really be in the red... blood red.

Emanuel's Gun Proposal Harks Back to Richard J. Daley

Robert Loerzel | Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago
Robert Loerzel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says Illinois should have a statewide gun registry. Emanuel's idea isn't new.

Happy Birthday, Rahm! What Would You Get The Mayor?

Posted 11.29.2011 | Chicago

Tuesday marks Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 52nd birthday. In honor of his special day, it appears possible that the mayor cut back his usually grue...

Mayor Daley At Harvard? Former Chicago Mayor Gets 'Visiting Fellowship'

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

He may not be the most eloquent man in the world, but he does have decades of experience leading the country's third largest city. Apparently, that ca...

Rahm Emanuel Is Following Daley's Playbook From 1989

Keith Koeneman | Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago
Keith Koeneman

I am a fan of the vigorous new mayor of Chicago, but the last five months have given me a certain sense of déjà vu.

Garry McCarthy: City Will Hire More Cops In 2012

Posted 12.07.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Thursday offered a glimpse into Mayor Rahm Emanuel's upcoming city budget, which will be introduced ne...