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  • Meet mayoral candidate Willie Wilson, the anti-politician

    Meet mayoral candidate Willie Wilson, the anti-politician
    Willie Wilson is what you might call the anti-politician. A novice on the political stage, he’s got some baggage – some of it spelled out in an autobiography that reveals he punched his first wife and, as a teen, paid for a prostitute. In...
  • 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...
  • Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall

     Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia hopes to rekindle Harold Washington torch at City Hall
    In a sign of demographic and political shifts that have swept Chicago, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia brought his mayoral campaign the other day to a steel plant in Bridgeport, the ancestral home of the Daley clan and once ground zero for the clout of white ethnics....
  • 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...
  • Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?

    Did first mayoral debate reveal a two-man race?
    It didn't take Mayor Rahm Emanuel long on Tuesday to let Chicago know who he's worried about in the campaign for mayor: Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the Cook County commissioner and former alderman. How do I know? Rahm didn't tell me. But the mayor's campaign...
  • Mayoral politics, money and race, it's so Chicago

    Mayoral politics, money and race, it's so Chicago
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel doesn't participate in the mayoral debates because he wants to. He has to. Mayor Rahmfather needs to win outright on Feb 24 to show those money guys in Washington, New York and Los Angeles that he can handle things here in...
  • Emanuel defends Obama library plan

    Emanuel defends Obama library plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered another spirited defense Wednesday of his push to use public park land for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library near the University of Chicago, but dodged a question on why he's not adding new public green space to...
  • Challengers target Mayor Emanuel's political fundraising in latest debate

    Challengers target Mayor Emanuel's political fundraising in latest debate
    Rahm Emanuel's fundraising prowess became the focus of the fourth forum of Chicago's mayoral campaign Thursday night as his challengers accused him of using pay-to-play politics to amass more than $30 million during his city political career. In an...