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Chicago Mayors Race

Aldermen Say Rahm Wants To Cut Chicago's City Council In Half, Emanuel Denies It

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has repeatedly said that when he takes over, nothing is off limits when it comes to budget and ethics reform in Chicago. But ...

How A Past Political Star Became An Also-Ran

Chicago News Cooperative | DON TERRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

JeNest Murry was not going to allow her teenage niece, Raven, to sit out the mayoral election. Right after work on Tuesday, Ms. Murray drove Raven to ...

Black Voters Help Push Rahm Past The Finish Line

Chicago Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For months, speculation has run high over how voters from communities of color would swing with Mayor Richard M. Daley sitting out the first mayoral e...

PHOTOS: Celebrations And Concessions In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of...

Chicago Election Live Blog: The Word Of The Day Is 'Runoff'

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was elected mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily overwhelming five rivals to take the helm of...

White House Aides In Chicago Knocking On Doors For Rahm

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tuesday is election day in Chicago, and there was no rest for the mayoral candidates over the weekend. Though former White House Chief of Staff Rahm E...

Chico Predicts A Runoff, Rahm Returns Jimmy John's Donations

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With an election just around the corner, the candidates will not be taking much time off this weekend. Campaign schedules are looking packed for Satur...

Hey, Chicago, Say Hello to Your Next F#@*ing Mayor

TIME | James Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

On a recent Saturday morning, a middle-aged man worked the produce and deli sections of a South Side Chicago supermarket, ambling past signs touting a...

Rahm Offers $2,500 For Identity Of Foul-Mouthed Twitter Imposter

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Almost immediately after Rahm Emanuel left the White House, the Twitter handle @MayorEmanuel was created. Many followed the account thinking it was th...

Rahm Emanuel Attacked In Anti-Semitic Flier

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Mayor Daley announced his retirement, much was made around the city of the possibility of a return to the divisive racial politics of the 1980s, ...

Some Laughs (And Surprises) At Latest Mayoral Forum

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tonight, we bring you an extra late (and extra long) mayor's race roundup. With just one week until election day (!!!), things are getting wild. Today...

Del Valle Challenges City’s Red Light Cameras

The Expired Meter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The corner of Halsted & Madison might seem an unlikely place for a press conference. But Chicago mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle picked this loc...

Chicago Tea Party Endorses Rahm's Opponent

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The last Republican to serve as Mayor of Chicago was the deeply corrupt William "Big Bill" Thompson, who ended his term in 1931. Since then, the city ...

Tom Dart Talks Mayoral Race, Family, Blago

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Soon after Rich Daley announced in September that he would not seek another term, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart jumped in the mayor's race. Though he n...

Chico Paints Rahm Emanuel As An Outsider, Creeps Up In New Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's full speed ahead in the race for Chicago mayor. Less than two weeks remain, and that means more forums, debates and polls. This week, ABC-7 Chi...

Dogs Against Luxury Taxes And Some Unfortunate Double-Booking

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Schedules are getting tighter for the candidates as the election draws near. As we all start making our election night plans, (11 more days!) there is...

THE COUNTDOWN: Chico's Twisted Ties, Rahm's Favorite Pizza

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella and Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In exactly two weeks, we will be glued to the television (or internet!) waiting for election results. Until then, we'll be right here talking about de...

Rahm Emanuel's $18.5 Million Paychecks: How Did He Do It?

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Is there anything wrong with mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel making $18.5 million dollars as an investment banker in the 2 ½ years after he got out of...

Rahm Gets Another Big Endorsement, Support In Black Community Grows

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel has secured another big endorsement in the Chicago mayoral race--Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. "I personally know the leading...

Police Union Rips Rahm For TV Commercial

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With just over two weeks until the election, Rahm Emanuel is fighting off criticism from Chicago's Fraternal Order of Police and other union groups ov...

THE COUNTDOWN: First Attack Ad Released.. Ed Bus Gets An Action Figure

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After too many days inside, some of us are ready for a trip to the bar, or perhaps a political snowball fight. With 18 days until election day, we hav...

THE COUNTDOWN: Candidates Talk Dibs, Dig For Votes

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It turns out, people in Chicago are more obsessed with the weather than politics. Pretty impressive. But, while most people spent their snow day diggi...

Carol Moseley Braun Apologizes For Calling Opponent A Crack Addict

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a lot of unsavory media attention, mayoral candidate and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun publicly apologized to Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins T...

THE COUNTDOWN: Chico Accuses Rahm Of Intimidation.. Crack Is Whack

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With only 22 days left until the city elections (and early voting under way) things are progressing rather normally: the congenial spirit of the first...

WATCH: Braun Lashes Out, Calls Opponent A Crack Addict

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While no one likes to be criticized publicly, politicians are expected to have thicker skin than most. But that does not appear to be the case for may...