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Chicago Mayors Race

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...

Bill Clinton Campaigns For Rahm Emanuel In Chicago Tuesday

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former President Bill Clinton is coming to Chicago Tuesday to campaign for mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel, but his visit is the cause ...

Chico And del Valle Poised To Split Latino Vote In Chicago

AP | SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — In a city with a long history of voting along ethnic lines, the two prominent Latinos running for Chicago mayor don't see a reason to ...

Rahm Emanuel To Formally Announce Mayoral Run This Weekend

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel plans to make official this weekend what everyone already knows: He's running for mayor...

Braun Branches Out: Tries Reaching All Chicago Voters

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Not long after Chicago's black leaders settled on former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun as their best hope to elect an African-American mayo...

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...

Rahm Emanuel's Latest Residency Hearing Set

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The effort to try to keep former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel off the Chicago mayoral ballot is persisting. There's a hear...

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...

Carol Moseley Braun Emerges As Leading Black Candidate

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has become the "consensus" black candidate in Chicago's mayoral race, a position that African-Ame...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

Jesse Jackson Jr. Won't Run For Chicago Mayor

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. says he's decided not to run for Chicago mayor, slightly narrowing the field in the race to rep...

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...

Rahm Emanuel's Residency Hearing Enters Day Three

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI and DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A family renting Rahm Emanuel's Chicago home wanted $100,000 to move out when the former White House chief of staff decided to come ba...

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...

Rahm Emanuel's Residency Hearing: Tenant Testifies Today

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The second day of a hearing into whether Rahm Emanuel has the legal right to run for Chicago mayor focused Wednesday on the family ite...

Rahm Emanuel's Wife Won't Testify At Chicago Residency Hearing

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An election official says Rahm Emanuel's wife won't have to testify at a hearing over challenges to the former White House chief of st...

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...

Chicago: Rahm Is Coming

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — When Rahm Emanuel quit Friday as President Barack Obama's chief of staff, he said it was for "new challenges" in Chicago, talked up th...

Obama Expected To Announce Rahm Emanuel's Resignation Friday

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama will make a personnel announcement Friday. It's widely expected to be the departure of ...

Mayoral Candidates Reach Out To Gay Voters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's candidates for mayor are making their views on gay rights known this week, hoping to drum up support within the city's LGBT community. Ger...