| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:03 AM
Radio host Vicente Serrano spared no emotion as he took to the stage in the historic Logan Square Auditorium last month to fire up a Latino unity rally where mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia was billed as the main attraction.
"This is something...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 7:02 PM
Standing in the basement dining room of a West Loop Greek restaurant Sunday afternoon, Mayor Rahm Emanuel accepted the endorsement of one of his chief antagonists -- former mayoral candidate and outgoing 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti.
"For me, the...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 1:07 PM
Four years ago, controversial Rev. James Meeks skewered mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel, saying he wasn't out for the best interests of black voters.
"Ask any African-American leaders about that. They will tell you he had a role in keeping African-...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 4:24 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has spent nearly $7 million on TV ads, including a final one featuring an endorsement from President Barack Obama, while a pro-Emanuel group is running another $450,000 worth of spots attacking rival Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:04 AM
The four challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel were emphatic at the Tribune Editorial Board debate Tuesday: They would willingly surrender the vast power of the mayor to guide public education in the city. They support an elected school board.
| Jan 13, 2015
| 5:10 AM
In an eleventh-hour flurry Monday in Chicago, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed a few final bills into law, appointed friends to ceremonial posts and laid a series of political traps for incoming Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Quinn also maintained his...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 6:00 PM
Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner announced Saturday he has chosen Chicago religious leader and former Democratic state Sen. James Meeks to head the Illinois State Board of Education.
Meeks, pastor of Salem Baptist Church on the Far South Side,...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:07 PM
Chicago's largest labor coalition on Friday conspicuously left the office of mayor off its list of endorsements for the Feb. 24 city elections, even as it backed candidates or declared neutrality in nearly all the other contests on the ballot.
| Dec 6, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Often criticized for perpetuating a city of haves and have-nots, Mayor Rahm Emanuel fired back Saturday with his own tale of two cities — the old Chicago and new Chicago — as he kicked off his campaign for a second term.
Though he stuck with...
| Dec 14, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Aiming to present a united front among the city’s Latino political heavy hitters, Rahm Emanuel rolled out the endorsement of a former foe who once suggested the mayor’s North Shore upbringing didn’t make him well-suited to run Chicago....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:24 PM
If you who haven’t been keeping up with Chicago’s mayoral race, I can’t say I blame you. It’s Hanukmastime, it’s been crazy warm (read: not arctic) and a fancy new ice skating park just opened downtown. And then there are...