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  • Rahm Emanuel not the only loser on election night

    Rahm Emanuel not the only loser on election night
    There were plenty of winners and losers in this week's Chicago city elections, and you can always follow the losers by the echoes of their shrieks through the alleys.
  • Political dynamics change as Emanuel, Garcia move into runoff campaign

    Political dynamics change as Emanuel, Garcia move into runoff campaign
    In the sometimes quirky and symbolic math of politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel lost the expectations game Tuesday, even though he captured more votes in a re-election bid than any of the four rivals hoping to unseat him. The mayor’s tally was not...

    2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box

    2 aldermen appointed by Emanuel face challenges at ballot box
    The two aldermen appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel since taking office will face voters for the first time next week, and the results could help determine how strong the mayor's lock will be on the Chicago City Council should he win re-election. On the...

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 32nd - 39th Wards
    The Tribune continues endorsements today in contested races for the Chicago City Council. 32nd Ward: If we were going to pick a model for thoughtful independence on the City Council, it would be Ald. Scott Waguespack. He voted against the original...

    'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won

     'Fighting Jane' battled the machine and won
    Did she ever get steamed up at a negative portrayal in the media — and there were many — then have a few drinks and call the reporters to give them angry editorial criticism? Sure she did. Often. And the time she became furious with her...