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  • Garcia winning Latino vote, but Emanuel has hold on sizable portion

    Garcia winning Latino vote, but Emanuel has hold on sizable portion
    Radio host Vicente Serrano spared no emotion as he took to the stage in the historic Logan Square Auditorium last month to fire up a Latino unity rally where mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia was billed as the main attraction. "This is something...
  • Rahmfather's warm new campaign ad has me crying like a baby

    Rahmfather's warm new campaign ad has me crying like a baby
    I guess I'm just one of those hapless Chicago meat puppets who cries while watching tear-jerker political commercials on TV. Not just any commercial will open my tear ducts. It has to be the right kind of commercial. Naked middle-age Kia salesmen on...
  • 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...
  • Unions, progressives try to shape City Council

    Unions, progressives try to shape City Council
    The same unions and left-leaning organizations backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in his effort to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next week's runoff election also have joined forces to shape a City Council more to their liking. The aim is to grow the thin...
  • 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:...
  • Bidding for Reese site development about to begin

    Bidding for Reese site development about to begin
    Chicago officials are nearing completion on establishing a bidding process for companies interested in developing the vacant former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side, the outcome of which could ease millions in debt payments over the next...
  • Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass

    Rahm's rule: Aldermen get a pass
    If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security...
  • 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...
  • Our say: Dispute over forest plan a bad sign

    Our say: Dispute over forest plan a bad sign
    There has been a dispute between an alderman and the mayor over whether the alderman was informed about the handling of plans for a development — and this sounds like the sort of bureaucratic wrangling most Annapolitans would be happy to leave in...
  • 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...