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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.
  • Development and personality a focus in Lincoln Park runoff race

    Development and personality a focus in Lincoln Park runoff race
    Much like Mayor Rahm Emanuel's admission in a recent TV ad amid a heated campaign that he can rub people the wrong way, Ald. Michele Smith has conceded during a tough re-election race that her personality can get in the way as she represents Lincoln...

    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...

    Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates

    Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates
    Please tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. That question has become something of a tradition here when the Editorial Board seeks out the views of candidates in each election cycle. We ask them what they think about the hot issues of...

    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...