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  • Emanuel hurt by flagging black support, low turnout

    Emanuel hurt by flagging black support, low turnout
    When President Barack Obama dropped into his hometown a few days before the city election to designate the historic Pullman district a national monument and heap praise on Rahm Emanuel, rivals decried the move as pure politics aimed at pumping up African-...
  • Mayor of Chicago: Readers' choice

    Mayor of Chicago: Readers' choice
    Two weeks ago, the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board made its endorsement for mayor of Chicago. Then we asked readers: Who is your choice? Here are some of your endorsements for mayor: I am voting for Bob Fioretti. Considering all the traffic cameras...
  • William 'Dock' Walls undeterred by long odds in Chicago mayor's race

    William 'Dock' Walls undeterred by long odds in Chicago mayor's race
    Chicago mayoral candidate William "Dock" Walls' campaign slogan is "We Can Win," though his history on Election Day would indicate otherwise. He's finished last in the previous two mayoral elections, just as he did when he ran for city clerk decades...
  • Emanuel on re-election bid: 'I'm not done'

    Emanuel on re-election bid: 'I'm not done'
    Mayor Emanuel can be a hard guy to get to really know. Politicians like President Obama, who gave him street cred by backing him in 2011, and Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) have confirmed what some suspect – that Emanuel is "a little hardheaded" as...
  • Crews start clearing Chicago streets of dibs today

    Crews start clearing Chicago streets of dibs today
    Crews on Friday will begin tossing the household flotsam and jetsam that Chicagoans have been using to call dibs on parking spots since a blizzard dumped over 19 inches of snow earlier this month. The Department of Streets and Sanitation will start...
  • Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge released from home confinement

    Former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge released from home confinement
    Disgraced former Chicago police Cmdr. Jon Burge¬†was released Friday from home confinement, ending his 4 1/2–year prison sentence for lying under oath about the torture of criminal suspects. Burge had been finishing off his federal sentence on...
  • Chicago, it's time to be heard

    Chicago, it's time to be heard
    Two weeks ago in this space, we laid out the case for re-electing Mayor Rahm Emanuel. We're back now to remind you why. We're also here to urge voters to support a strong batch of aldermanic candidates. Some of them will align with Emanuel, some of them...
  • Ansonia dispute over police, race leads to city conversation

    A community conversation about diversity began recently, encouraging the community to work together to promote respect and understanding for one another regardless of the color of anyone's skin. About 25 people attended Mayor David Cassetti's first of...
  • 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...
  • Garcia shrugs off Obama-Emanuel hug

    Garcia shrugs off Obama-Emanuel hug
    Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Friday dismissed President Barack Obama’s embrace of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a last-minute ad buy by a super political action committee that’s supporting the mayor. “The mayor’s...
  • 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...