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  • John Kass: Rahm Emanuel's lessons for Hillary Clinton

    If Hillary Clinton wants to read the heart of the Democratic Party as the 2016 presidential campaign cycle begins, she should look homeward: To Chicago. Because here, in the aftermath of establishment Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election victory over the...
  • Emanuel: Election challenge will make me 'a better mayor'

    Emanuel: Election challenge will make me 'a better mayor'
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel marked the morning after the election the same way he usually does: greeting voters at the 95th Street CTA Red Line station to accept a wave of congratulations and hear their expectations. "You're the right man for the job," said one...
  • Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests. Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...
  • Rahm Emanuel wins second term; now comes the hard part

    Rahm Emanuel wins second term; now comes the hard part
    With his re-election victory Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel renewed his lease on a municipal fixer-upper, one with buckling and painful-to-repair financial underpinnings caused by decades of deferred maintenance. Some of the mayor's first-term repairs were...
  • Will Mayor Survivor and the aldermen help Chicago, too, survive?

    Will Mayor Survivor and the aldermen help Chicago, too, survive?
    Two months ago, political pros and hobbyists alike were debating whether Mayor Rahm Emanuel would win 50-percent-plus-one of the votes cast Feb. 24 and bury his four challengers in a snowbank. He didn't come close. And until Tuesday's runoff, it wasn't...
  • Rahm's lessons for Hillary

    Rahm's lessons for Hillary
    If Hillary Clinton wants to read the heart of the Democratic Party as the 2016 presidential campaign cycle begins, she should look homeward: To Chicago. Because here, in the aftermath of establishment Mayor Rahm Emanuel's re-election victory over...
  • Garcia presses to turn negatives into positives against Rahm Emanuel

    Garcia presses to turn negatives into positives against Rahm Emanuel
    Shirley Simmons had finished lunch on a recent Friday afternoon when mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia knocked on her door in the Altgeld Gardens public housing complex to ask about life on the Far South Side. The two talked gang violence, then...
  • Chicago, awakening from its stupor, now chooses its crisis manager

    Chicago, awakening from its stupor, now chooses its crisis manager
    The clues were plain to see in the fading years of Mayor Richard M. Daley's regime. News reports, pension analysts and credit rating agencies warned of exploding city debts, reckless future obligations, even supposed "rainy day" money from privatization...
  • Rahm Emanuel gaining steam for runoff, despite rival's change in tactics

    Rahm Emanuel gaining steam for runoff, despite rival's change in tactics
    If the Chicago mayoral campaign of Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is remembered for nothing else, it might be the way he slapped down Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a recent debate with references to Darth Vader and imperiousness. Garcia ripped into Emanuel, the first-term...
  • 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...
  • If only Chicago were in crisis

    If only Chicago were in crisis
    "Never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that, it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." You know the quote, one of Rahm Emanuel's famous utterances while serving as President Barack Obama's chief of staff....