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Gery Chico

Veto Session Updates: Red Light Cameras, Gambling, Pensions & More

Posted 01.09.2012 | Chicago

As the Illinois General Assembly's fall veto session rallies on in Springfield, debates over gambling, pension reform, red-light cameras in Chicago an...

Will Guzzardi

Gery Chico's Ties To Tainted Charity Delay Appointment | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

Questions raised by state legislators about former Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico's connections to a scandal-plagued and now-defunct charity hav...

Will Guzzardi

Defeated Mayoral Candidate Named Chair Of State Board Of Ed | Will Guzzardi | Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago

The second-place candidate in Chicago's mayoral race wasn't deterred from public service by losing an election. In fact, he's moved up to state-level ...

Is Pat Quinn Challenging Rahm Emanuel to Regain Political Relevance?

David Ormsby | Posted 08.08.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

To combat the image of shriveled gubernatorial relevance, Quinn last week held a combative press conference the day after the legislature adjourned, criticizing a bill to dramatically expand Illinois gaming as "excessive."

Del Valle Camp Claims Intimidation By Chico Workers

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The uglier side of Chicago politics appears to be rearing its head, as the mayoral campaign of candidate Miguel del Valle is reporting that its volunt...

Candidates Predict A Runoff With Rahm

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel's main rivals in the race to succeed Chicago Mayor Richard Daley spent Monday doing som...

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...

PHOTOS: After Last Mayoral Debate, Candidates Rock The Vote

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For a whole generation of young Chicagoans, this year's city election marks the first truly contested race for mayor in a lifetime. So it's open to sp...

Chicagoans Reflect On Mayor Daley's Legacy

AP | DON BABWIN and TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — They call this "The City that Works" – a metropolis anchoring middle America with thriving neighborhoods, prosperous business an...

Despite Reputation, Candidate Rahm Has Kept His Cool

AP | SHARON COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel, candidate for mayor of Chicago, stood before the microphone in the cavernous warehouse and in a somber voice, announced ...

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...

The Countdown: Candidates Debate, Alderman Spins Wax

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The final mayoral debate was on the air tonight, and with only four days left until the mayoral election, it was time for everyone to take their last ...

Will Guzzardi

How Deep Was Gery Chico's Connection To A Tainted Charity? | Will Guzzardi | Posted 06.23.2011 | Chicago

According to documents obtained by Huffington Post Chicago, mayoral candidate Gery Chico appears to have been closely involved with a scandal-plagued ...

Chico Turns Down Endorsement From Right-Winger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After the endorsement of the Chicago Tea Party landed his campaign in a somewhat awkward position, Gery Chico has distanced himself from the latest ri...

WATCH: Union Leader Calls Rahm A 'Judas' As City Workers Cry Foul

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This week, a scathing report by the Civic Federation made it abundantly clear that pensions in the Chicagoland area are grossly underfunded, and that ...

The Countdown: A Creepy Video & Some Dead Fish

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than a week to go until election day. Candidates are running all over town and calling in for reinforcements hoping to capture every last vote. C...

Real Leadership for Chicago: The Reformer v. the Players

Curtis Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Curtis Black

Among the candidates, Miguel del Valle has a unique record: decades of experience working in the trenches on the issues facing Chicago.

WATCH: Rahm And Gery Make Plays For Latino Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

There aren't a lot of demographics where Rahm Emanuel is struggling in the polls. Overall, he's polling at or near 50 percent city-wide. He appears t...

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...

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 ...

THE COUNTDOWN: Unions Get Nasty, Big Names Get Cagey

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As we head in to the penultimate weekend of the Chicago mayoral campaign, polls show a lot of minds made up, and plenty of us still undecided. So, app...

The "Serious Contenders" and the True Progressive: Miguel del Valle for Mayor of Chicago

Sandra Verthein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sandra Verthein

Rahm has made getting tough on teachers practically a centerpiece of his campaign; meanwhile, Miguel has proposed a Wall Street tax and has promised to sue Morgan Stanley over the parking meter deal.

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...

Three Candidates Attend LGBT Coalition's Mayoral Forum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

By Joseph Erbentraut for the Windy City Times In an unprecedented event organized by a coalition representing more than 30 Chicago LGBT groups, three...