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  • Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races

     Unions spend big in Chicago City Council races
    Just as deep-pocketed business leaders are contributing cash to help Mayor Rahm Emanuel maintain a City Council that backs his agenda, major unions are doling out dollars to try to reshape a council more to their liking. Unions funded by rank-and-file...
  • Dibs on parking spaces after snow is the Chicago Way

     Dibs on parking spaces after snow is the Chicago Way
    Most Americans get the wrong idea about Chicago, but that's not Chicago's fault. Instead, the fault belongs to the national Sunday TV talk shows, where pundits make a great fuss of smooching powerful political behinds. And when Chicago Democratic...
  • Chumbolones stand tall in Chicago mayoral election

     Chumbolones stand tall in Chicago mayoral election
    Take a bow, Chumbolone Nation. I knew you could do it. You've made Chicago a national political story simply by standing up for yourselves. When I asked you over the weekend to consider the impossible and force a mayoral runoff, an amazing thing...
  • Mayor Emanuel heads to runoff against Garcia

    Mayor Emanuel heads to runoff against Garcia
    Rahm Emanuel failed to win a second term Tuesday, suffering a national political embarrassment as little-known, lesser-funded challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia forced the mayor into the uncharted waters of an April runoff election. It’s...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...