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  • Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off

    Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raked in another $533,000 for his re-election run, almost all of it thanks to the fact that the state's campaign contribution limits don't apply to the mayor's race. Much of Emanuel's latest campaign haul, reported to state...
  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term

     Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicks off bid for second term
    Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago. The venue, John C....
  • Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches

    Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches
    Nearly four months before voters will decide whether he gets a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night began to detail what his re-election campaign will look like. The mayor plans to give five policy speeches for what he hopes will be...
  • Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana

    Emanuel, Lewis clash on legalizing, taxing marijuana
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday knocked down potential challenger Karen Lewis' idea to legalize and tax marijuana, saying he doesn't “think you should balance the budget by promoting recreational smoking of pot.” The mayor's comments came...
  • Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid

    Emanuel touts progressive issues in NYC ahead of re-election bid
    NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
  • Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...

    Memo to Karen Lewis: Until we tussle again ...
    Dear Karen Lewis, Just between you and us: Remember your last visit with the Tribune Editorial Board, on May 7? You were full of pepper and vinegar. You said that "on a scale of 1 to 10," your Chicago Teachers Union would deliver a "15" effort to...
  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....
  • Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video

    Karen Lewis endorses Garcia for mayor in new video
    A battle with brain cancer prevented Karen Lewis from trying to knock off Mayor Rahm Emanuel, but Friday she backed a man she thinks can finish the job: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. Garcia, a Cook County Commissioner, announced this week that he would run for...
  • 5 Chicagoans who should run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    5 Chicagoans who should run against Mayor Rahm Emanuel
    Sure, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama both hit the town this week to support their boy Pat Quinn. But there’s another election on the horizon in Chicago. And with Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis' health concerns, we’re all left...
  • Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel

    Chicago Teachers Union delegates endorse Garcia for mayor over Emanuel
    Chicago Teachers Union delegates voted to endorse Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's mayoral bid Wednesday, according to several delegates who attended a packed meeting in the Armour Square neighborhood. The endorsement vote culminated...
  • Karen Lewis says thank you to well-wishers, leaves hospital

    Karen Lewis says thank you to well-wishers, leaves hospital
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has been released from the hospital and is resting at home, a union spokeswoman said Wednesday. “She told me she was at home and doing well,” union spokeswoman Stephanie Gadlin said in an e-mail....