Although exact turnout by age group will take a few more days to process, Chicago's five most youth-dense precincts experienced a significant 14% increase in turnout.
We as a city haven't had any opportunities in recent history to elect a mayor on the basis of principle and vision. You, the people of Chicago, can do something about that.
Under my administration, neither parents struggling for a library nor mental health advocates for continued service will have to organize civil disobedience actions to get a meeting with the mayor's office.
Throughout his career, Rahm has not just been a strong supporter of environmental protection -- he has been a key strategist in efforts to protect Lake Michigan, and to move toward a clean energy future.
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.
Chicago is in trouble. The Great Recession has devastated working and poor families, while worsening already severe racial disparities. So we challenge the mayoral candidates: Give us a debate worthy of a great city in trouble.
I have lived in Chicago all my life. I love this city; I believe we are second to no other city in America. There is a certain way of being that comes...
Despite the hoopla, when all is said and done, it is unlikely that the legal battles surrounding Emanuel's candidacy will have much of an affect on the campaign's outcome.
So far, throughout the campaign, neither Chico nor Rahm has barely uttered Daley's name, and and reporters have allowed them to dance around any direct criticism of city hall corruption.
To understand how Chicago politics works one need only do a doctoral thesis on the Daley I mayoral years, the Daley II mayoral years or watch a West Wing-like television series that I may have to co-write, Man on Five.
Rahm's new underdog pose is a bold story from a candidate who has handily out-fundraised his opponents with a large sum of out-of-state cash.
The Baltimore Sun wants Rahm Emanuel to run for mayor of Baltimore if the Illinois Supreme Court rules against him in his appeal.
The girl I nanny asked me, "If so many people like Rahm, why isn't he allowed to be mayor?" Good question, Amelia.
What does the Chicago court ruling against Rahm Emanuel say to others who are asked to leave the comfort, security and spoils of hometown politics to serve their country and president?
When an individual relocates to serve the highest ranking public official in the country, he should not be penalized afterwards. We should encourage people to pursue public office.