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  • Suarez loses to Santiago by 79 votes in 31st Ward

     Suarez loses to Santiago by 79 votes in 31st Ward
    Longtime 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez has been forced into retirement after a final count of votes Tuesday from the April 7 runoff election showed him losing to challenger Milagros "Milly" Santiago by 79 votes. A week ago, when it seemed clear he was headed...
  • Ald. Smith back on top as vote counting continues in Lincoln Park race

    Ald. Smith back on top as vote counting continues in Lincoln Park race
    The tight race to represent Lincoln Park on the Chicago City Council got a little looser Thursday as election officials continued to count absentee ballots. Ald. Michele Smith had a 69-vote lead over challenger Caroline Vickrey in the 43rd Ward contest,...
  • 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. Six other aldermen who have been strong backers of...
  • John Kass: Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?

    The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable -- at least not publicly. Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some oligarchs...
  • Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs

    Old-school aldermen try to hold on in runoffs
    Chicago's ward politics have long been synonymous with the city's vaunted Democratic Party apparatus, even as the federal courts have dismantled the patronage job system in recent years. Now several aldermanic races feature candidates hoping to weaken the...
  • Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?

    Are political winds of change blowing in Chicago?
    The oligarchs who run Chicago don't want to consider the unthinkable — at least not publicly. Yet as the campaign for mayor of Chicago between Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Mayor Rahm Emanuel enters its final week, some...
  • Aldermen OK stricter affordable housing law

    Aldermen OK stricter affordable housing law
    Chicago aldermen still want residential developers to boost the supply of affordable housing within the city but are temporarily scaling back the stiff fees that will be charged to companies who'd rather pay than play. Downtown apartment and condominium...
  • 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...
  • Aldermen add limos to street parking ban

    Aldermen add limos to street parking ban
    In the fight for precious parking in Chicago, aldermen have added limousines to the class of vehicles that aren't welcome on city streets. The City Council passed a proposal spearheaded by Northwest Side Ald. Ray Suarez, 31st, on Wednesday prohibiting...
  • Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle

    Emanuel festivals chief defends Taste loss, Great Chicago Fire fizzle
    Chicago’s arts and festivals chief on Wednesday defended last summer’s money-losing Taste of Chicago festival along with the first-time Great Chicago Fire Festival that culminated in a flame-out that disappointed tens of thousands of...
  • Aldermen want red light camera hearing at City Council

    Aldermen want red light camera hearing at City Council
    Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera program following a Chicago Tribune investigation that found thousands of drivers were ticketed for $100 fines they...