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Chicago Mayors Race

WATCH: Rahm Slams Chico For Tax Hypocrisy In New Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's crunch time. Early voting in Chicago begins Monday, and with the latest polls showing Rahm Emanuel with a commanding lead over all of his opponen...

Chico: Bring The Super Bowl To Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Bears fans may not be able to watch their team play in the Super Bowl this year, but mayoral candidate Gery Chico hopes that the city can get ...

LISTEN: Obama Praises Rahm Emanuel In New Campaign Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rahm Emanuel's campaign released a new ad Friday that highlights his work with President Obama as White House chief of staff. The radio spot feature...

The Countdown: 'Rahm Tax' Attacked, Braun's Bad Grade

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Down to 26 days remaining until the city elections, and we're back at you with the day's news. The first ballots will start coming in next week, and t...

The Countdown: 'Rahm Tax' Attacked, Braun's Bad Grade

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Down to 26 days remaining until the city elections, and we're back at you with the day's news. The first ballots will start coming in next week, and t...

YOU DECIDE: What Are Chicago's REAL Issues?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The day Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that he would not seek a seventh term, Chicago residents and reporters mentally prepared themselves for a dra...

The Countdown: Miguel Shines, Chico Returns Donations

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just 27 days to go, and things are finally a bit clearer. After months of hearings and debate, Rahm Emanuel's residency issue has finally been resolve...

THE COUNTDOWN: Baltimore Wants Rahm, Braun Heads To Washington

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In 28 days, Chicagoans will vote for a new mayor. Some of that voting starts as soon as next week. We don't have a final list of candidates yet (are y...

THE COUNTDOWN: Residency Law Could Be Scrapped.. Daley's '83 Agenda

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just 29 days remain, my friends. Who is running? We still aren't positive, but that doesn't slow things down! One day after an Illinois appellate pa...

THE COUNTDOWN: So Much Drama In The 312

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In just thirty days, Chicagoans will head to the polls and vote in a whole new batch of city leaders. While the race for mayor was quite dramatic from...

Carol Moseley Braun Puts Hyde Park Home Up for Sale

Chicago Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Hyde Park home of the former U.S. senator Carol Moseley Braun, who on Saturday launched her campaign to serve as Chicago's next mayor, is on the m...

Tom Dart Helped Lobbyist Brother By Dropping Out Of Mayor's Race

Chicago Sun-Times | Coolest Gadgets | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart dropped out of the race to succeed Mayor Daley, he made clear he was motivated by family reasons. He has five you...

Andy Samberg Campaigning For Rahm In Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Andy Samberg of "Saturday Night Live" will be in Chicago Friday--headlining a fundraiser for the man he impersonates quite well. Politics Daily repo...

Chicago Mayoral Forum Yields Few Sparks

Chicago News Cooperative | HUNTER CLAUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

While most Chicago Public School students were off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, more than 250 high school students attended the first televised for...

Rep. Danny Davis Backed By Black Leaders In Chicago Mayoral Race

Chicago Sun-Times | eNews Park Forest | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In a political about-face, a coalition of black leaders has rejected its two earlier stated finalists and thrown its support behind U.S. Rep. Danny Da...

Carol Moseley Braun Keeps LGBT Supporters Waiting At Downtown Event

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By Andrew Davis of the Windy City Times Everyone was in place at Carol Moseley Braun's Jan. 4 LGBT meet-and-greet at Downtown Bar & Lounge (including...

Ald. Robert Fioretti Won't Run For Mayor Following Cancer Diagnosis

CBS 2 Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After a tonsillectomy, Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) has been diagnosed with cancer, forcing him to abandon his plan to run for mayor, his top aides told...

Moseley Braun LASHES OUT: Rips Rahm, Weis And Sun-Times Columnist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun lashed out at her opponents and Police Superintendent Jody Weis Wednesday, ripping on everything from Rahm Emanu...

Gery Chico Says He Would Cut His Pay 20 Percent If Elected Mayor

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayoral challenger Gery Chico said Thursday he would take a 20 percent pay cut -- and force thousands of management employees at the city, schools, pa...

Rep. Danny Davis: No Hispanic Candidate Can Win Chicago's Mayoral Race

Austin Talks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S Rep. Danny Davis might not be in the running to become the black consensus candidate for the upcoming mayoral race, but he's not pulling any punch...

Danny Davis Tells Bill Clinton To Back Off, Racial Tension Grows In Mayor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Soon after Mayor Richard M. Daley announced that he would not seek a seventh term, a group of African American leaders and clergy members gathered to ...

Rahm Emanuel Calls For Longer School Days

Chicago News Cooperative | DAN MIHALOPOULOS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mayoral hopeful Rahm Emanuel called for longer school days in Chicago schools during a visit Wednesday to a charter school on the Southwest Side. I...

Why Chicago Mayoral Candidates Need 12,500 Signatures

Chicago Reader | Ben Joravsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Now that Jay Stone's short-lived mayoral campaign is over--he's been knocked off the ballot--it's time to ask what that was all about. He had no ch...

Ministers Say James Meeks Can Juggle Church, City

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The question of whether the Rev. James Meeks could run both his megachurch and the City of Chicago at the same time shouldn't even be an issue, a grou...

Rahm Emanuel Endorsed By Mother Of Slain CPS Student In Ad

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Last week, the Chicago Police Department released their November crime statistics--showing that the city's crime has continued to fall for 23 straight...