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  • City Hall: Latest round of dibs heads to scrap heap Friday

    City Hall: Latest round of dibs heads to scrap heap Friday
    City crews this week will begin tossing the household flotsam and jetsam that Chicagoans have been using to try to call dibs on parking spots since a blizzard dumped over 19 inches of snow on the area earlier this month. The Department of Streets and...
  • Daley endorses Emanuel for re-election despite criticism

    Daley endorses Emanuel for re-election despite criticism
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent the last four years criticizing the financial shape predecessor Richard M. Daley left Chicago in, though rarely mentioning him by name. On Monday, Daley endorsed Emanuel for a second term. “(Rahm) is working hard...
  • Tribune poll: Emanuel not doing enough on neighborhood economic development

     Tribune poll: Emanuel not doing enough on neighborhood economic development
    Rahm Emanuel's challengers are trying to hammer home the theme that the mayor has neglected Chicago's struggling neighborhoods in favor of boosting economic development downtown, and for good reason: It plays well with voters. Six in 10 city voters...
  • 2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box

    2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box
    The two aldermen appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel since taking office will face voters for the first time next week, and the results could help determine how strong the mayor's lock will be on the Chicago City Council should he win re-election. On the...
  • Open thread: The Week in Review and mayoral predictions

    OK, folks, by popular demand I am offering up once again an open thread for the commentariat to discuss the news of the week. I confess to having been lax in this regard lately and I know you are not interested in my excuses.  Anyway: What stories in...
  • Scott seeks to step out of father's shadow

    Scott seeks to step out of father's shadow
    Five years after consummate political insider and mayoral confidant Michael Scott Sr. committed suicide, his son has stepped forward to try to claim the aldermanic seat in the West Side ward the family has long called home. In November 2009, Scott's...
  • Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters

    Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters
    President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...
  • Garcia suggests teachers will strike again if Emanuel re-elected

    Garcia suggests teachers will strike again if Emanuel re-elected
    Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Tuesday suggested there will be another teachers’ strike if Mayor Rahm Emanuel is re-elected. The comments on education came as the mayor brought out NBA Hall of Famer Earvin “Magic”...
  • Chicago campaigns through the eyes of two independent aldermen

     Chicago campaigns through the eyes of two independent aldermen
    In the days before Election Day in Chicago, I just love watching candidates working for votes in the neighborhoods, especially independent candidates fighting the power at City Hall. And I love hearing old precinct captain stories, like the one about...
  • North Lawndale shows signs of a faded revitalization

     North Lawndale shows signs of a faded revitalization
    Out in the far western ranges of the city, on a stark street flanked by vacant lots and tired brick buildings, there are banners hanging on the lampposts to herald the mayor of Chicago. You know his name. Richard M. Daley. The first time I saw the...
  • Controversial St. Louis police union leader muzzled

    ST. LOUIS A controversial police union official has been replaced as the face of the union when it comes to the issue of civilian review following the fireworks that erupted during a public hearing on the issue of oversight last month. The St. Louis...