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  • Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council

    Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council
    The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this election is uncharted territory. It's difficult to predict how an intensifying campaign for mayor will affect who comes out to vote.
  • 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...

    Welcome to Runoff City

    Welcome to Runoff City
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will have plenty of company as they prep for an April 7 showdown. Roughly one-third of Chicago's wards are headed for City Council runoffs — more than the city saw in 2011. That magic number of...

    IL-Alderman-Glance-Sum

    44 of 44 precincts - 100 percent Joe Moreno, NP (i) 4,129 - 51 percent Anne Shaw, NP 2,017 - 25 percent Ronda Locke, NP 1,661 - 20 percent Andrew Hamilton, NP 305 - 4 percent 46 of 46 precincts - 100 percent Brian Hopkins, NP 2,790 - 29 percent...

    New Chicago limits on petcoke piles clear hurdle

    New Chicago limits on petcoke piles clear hurdle
    A panel of Chicago aldermen on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to the city's latest attempt to regulate the storage of giant piles of petroleum coke that have drawn the ire of Southeast Side residents who say their neighborhoods have suffered from...