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  • Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council

    Emanuel critic fends off foe; mayor to keep iron grip on council
    A fierce critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel fended off an opponent backed by pro-Emanuel political groups Tuesday in one of the most expensive and high-profile races among 18 City Council runoff contests.
  • Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats

    Cops, firefighters, political aides seek Chicago City Council seats
    Ten government workers, including three police officers, seek seats on Chicago City Council. Ten government workers who are accustomed to taking orders from aldermen and top administrators hope to start delivering a few directives of their own after...

    Unions, progressives try to shape City Council

    Unions, progressives try to shape City Council
    The same unions and left-leaning organizations backing Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in his effort to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next week's runoff election also have joined forces to shape a City Council more to their liking. The aim is to grow the thin...

    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...

    Freshmen Chicago aldermen face myriad challenges to second term

    Freshmen Chicago aldermen face myriad challenges to second term
    Nearly a third of next month's 18 Chicago City Council runoff elections feature freshmen aldermen trying to win new terms in the face of a vexing confluence of political factors. Among the obstacles to navigate is the mayor's race between Rahm Emanuel...