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  • Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'

    Phil Ponce: Question about candidate's parenting, gang 'off the mark'
    Did mayoral debate moderator Phil Ponce of WTTW-TV cross the line Tuesday night in the debate between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel? Ponce told me yes, he thinks he did. He told me that he crossed the line in...
  • Emanuel's latest ad: I can be better

    Emanuel's latest ad: I can be better
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is going up Wednesday night with what could be his closing TV ad of the campaign, another spot in which he says he gets the message that he needs to do a better job. The ad, titled "Better," features the mayor speaking directly to the...
  • Emanuel, Garcia spar over city finances in final debate

    Emanuel, Garcia spar over city finances in final debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia tried to paint each other as undeserving of the public's trust to handle Chicago's severe financial problems Tuesday night during the final debate of the runoff campaign. Garcia, a Cook County...
  • 3 debates, 1 takeaway: Only Emanuel is ready to manage this Chicago crisis

    3 debates, 1 takeaway: Only Emanuel is ready to manage this Chicago crisis
    WTTW's Phil Ponce framed Tuesday night's debate perfectly: How would each candidate for mayor change the trajectory of Chicago's desperate finances? We learned a few things. Challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia put a number on one revenue source he favors:...
  • Mayoral candidates square off for final debate

     Mayoral candidates square off for final debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Tuesday for their final scheduled one-on-one televised debate before the runoff election, following previous events that have grown contentious as the candidates try to land blows and build...
  • Garcia hits Emanuel on 'pay-to-play' politics

    Garcia hits Emanuel on 'pay-to-play' politics
    Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Tuesday criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel for “pay-to-play” politics, staging a news conference outside the Loop headquarters of a top donor to the mayor’s campaign. Garcia said that as mayor,...
  • Emanuel, Garcia and 60 minutes of silence

    Emanuel, Garcia and 60 minutes of silence
    To our friends at WTTW-Ch. 11: In two prior debates, we've watched gifted journalists, Carol Marin and Mike Flannery, try to get the candidates for mayor to explain how they would salvage Chicago's dreadful finances. And we've watched Rahm Emanuel and...
  • Garcia goes on the attack against Emanuel in 2nd debate of runoff

    Garcia goes on the attack against Emanuel in 2nd debate of runoff
    Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia clashed in an argumentative second debate Thursday night, a face-to-face meeting in which the challenger tried to put the mayor on the defensive by mocking his leadership of Chicago. With early voting underway...
  • Emanuel, Garcia back at it in head-to-head debate

    Emanuel, Garcia back at it in head-to-head debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Thursday for their second head-to-head debate before the runoff election, following an event last week that quickly grew contentious as the candidates sparred over the city's finances....
  • Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances

    Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances
    After weeks of being criticized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his surrogates for not offering specific tax increase proposals to fix Chicago's finances, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offered two on Wednesday: a graduated state income tax and an expanded...
  • Emanuel, Garcia to participate in Wednesday night forum

    Emanuel, Garcia to participate in Wednesday night forum
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will take part in a mayoral forum Wednesday night at Chicago State University. The two candidates won't share the stage at the event. Instead, each will get an hour facing a group of panelists who...