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Chicago Inspector General: Minority Business Program "Dysfunctional"

Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

Chicago Inspector General Joe Ferguson sounded the alarm Thursday in a new report detailing "widespread fraud, abuse and mismanagement" in the city mi...

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 ...

James Meeks Drops Out Of Chicago Mayoral Race

AP | KAREN HAWKINS and SOPHIA TAREEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Illinois state Sen. James Meeks withdrew his candidacy for Chicago mayor on Thursday, and he urged other African-American candidates t...

WATCH: Meeks Says Rahm Emanuel Kept Black Leaders Out Of The White House

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois State Senator and mayoral candidate James Meeks came under fire this week for a series of racially charged comments he made during a WVON may...

Chicago's Mayoral Candidates Duke It Out on Education

Jacqueline Edelberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Jacqueline Edelberg

Education reform will take leadership from the top, but ultimately it's our collective responsibility to wrap our arms around our schools, and make them the heart of our communities.

Meeks: Hispanics, Asians, Women Not Minorities, Shouldn't Get City Help

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

State Senator James Meeks, a reverend at a South Side church and a candidate for mayor of Chicago, was trying to talk about his education policy yeste...

As Mayor, Meeks Would Push School Voucher Program

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In recent weeks, candidates for mayor of Chicago have been releasing their plans for the city's struggling public school system. Perhaps the most rad...

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...

WATCH: Meeks Courts Gay Vote At Ann Sather

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Rev. Sen. James Meeks continued his hot and cold relationship with Chicago's gay community on Wednesday, making an appearance at Ann Sather, an ic...

Will The Black Community Find A 'Consensus Candidate'?

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Black ministers, politicians and business leaders are scrambling to unify their community behind one candidate in Chicago's wide-open ...

ANOTHER Notary Says Signature Was Forged In Mayor's Race

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A second notary public has claimed that his signature was forged on nominating petitions in the Chicago mayor's race, questioning the validity of near...

Illinois Civil Unions Bill PASSES State Senate, Quinn Vows To Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Less than 24 hours after it was passed by the Illinois House of Representatives, the state Senate voted to approve a measure that would allow gay coup...

Notary: My Signature Was FORGED On Hundreds Of Mayoral Petitions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the ten days since the filing deadline for petitions to get on the ballot for Chicago mayor, politicos tied to the various campaigns have been pori...

Report: James Meeks Requests Meeting With Gay Rights Activist

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Rev. James Meeks must be very serious about running for mayor. • To wit: Sneed is told Meeks, a state senator who is very unpopular in the gay ...

Unlikely Candidates: Rahm Emanuel's Tenant And Roland Burris Are Running For Mayor

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It was a busy and rainy day in Chicago, as city candidates vying for a spot on the ballot had their last chance to file petitions. As expected, state ...

Monday Deadline Day For Chicago's Mayoral Hopefuls

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Monday is the final day for candidates seeking city offices in Chicago to turn in their petitions--and the already long list of mayoral candidates is ...

Rahm Emanuel's Candidacy Will Be Challenged By Election Lawyer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Does Rahm Emanuel have something to worry about when it comes to the validity of his Chicago residency? Or are those challenging him just playing "pol...

MAYORAL MADNESS: Rahm's Pretty Polling Numbers, An Obscure Campaign Video

The Huffington Post | Jen Sabella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The petitions are in (for the most part) and many of us have already seen a campaign ad or two--the Chicago campaign season is in full swing. Will w...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Weekend Of Mayor's Race Madness

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

This weekend, Rahm Emanuel, Danny Davis and James Meeks gathered supporters and made it official: they are running for mayor of Chicago. So far, the...

City Candidates Turn In Signatures: Rahm Has 90K, Braun Has More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATED STORY 12:55 p.m. CT As early as 10 a.m. Sunday, candidates and campaign workers filing petitions for the City of Chicago elections began lini...

Bobby Rush: Black Community Must Find ‘Consensus Candidate'

Chicago News Cooperative | MICK DUMKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has run against Mayor Richard M. Daley and then worked to help the mayor and his City Council allies win re-election. Th...

Danny Davis Announces Bid For Chicago Mayor

AP | DEANNA BELLANDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The race to replace Chicago's longtime mayor took better shape Sunday as two more candidates joined a crowded field that also includes...

Black Caucus Picks Danny Davis, But Moseley Braun And Meeks Sticking Around

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Though it seems like the race to replace Chicago Mayor Richard Daley started months ago, the official kickoff to the 2011 mayoral election begins next...

Meeks Won't Be Black Leaders' Consensus Candidate

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A group of African-American leaders has been working for months to choose a "consensus candidate" for the upcoming mayor's race. One candidate appea...

PHOTOS: With Dart Out, Who's Left To Challenge Rahm?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

When Luis Gutierrez announced last week that he wouldn't be running for Chicago mayor, the race appeared to be clearly between Rahm Emanuel and Cook C...