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  • With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash

    With contribution limits off, Emanuel reels in more cash
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel has received $400,000 in political donations that he was able to keep only because the state's campaign contribution limits were eliminated through the actions of an obscure candidate who threatened to run, but didn't. The...
  • Most aldermen accept 2015 raise

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise
    While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase. In all, 28 of the city's 50...
  • Alderman, Cook leader among those who file to challenge Emanuel

    Alderman, Cook leader among those who file to challenge Emanuel
    The top two challengers to Mayor Rahm Emanuel filed their petitions Monday to appear on the ballot, marking the start of a three-month campaign during which each is likely to be outspent overwhelmingly by the incumbent. But Ald. Bob Fioretti, 2nd, and...
  • Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10

    Race for Chicago mayor is a crowded field of 10
    The pool of hopefuls wanting to be Chicago's next mayor reached 10 by Monday's deadline to file the nominating petitions needed to land on the ballot. That includes the well-funded Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who's aiming for a second term. Some of the better-...
  • Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

    Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot
    Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the...
  • Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief

    Aldermen turn up heat on CPS' bond deals; public jeers school board chief
    The Chicago City Council’s Education and Child Development Committee will hold a hearing to examine Chicago Public Schools’ borrowing practices, committee chair Ald. Latasha Thomas said Wednesday. Eight aldermen signed a resolution calling...
  • Chicago aldermen raise questions about legality of marijuana security rules

    Chicago aldermen raise questions about legality of marijuana security rules
    The City Council on Wednesday held off on voting on a measure to toughen security standards at Chicago marijuana dispensaries after aldermen raised questions about whether the rules would be legal. The council deferred the proposal to require Chicago...
  • Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne

    Family, friends pay tribute to Jane Byrne
    Prominent Chicagoans and family members paid tribute to former Mayor Jane Byrne at her funeral Monday morning, remembering her as a feisty woman who blazed a trail — with panache. Mayor Rahm Emanuel spoke at the funeral Mass, which was...
  • Emanuel backs guaranteed watchdog budget

    Emanuel backs guaranteed watchdog budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday backed an annual funding guarantee for the city's top internal watchdog, which revealed another effort to give that watchdog City Council oversight has stalled indefinitely. A much ballyhooed ordinance to transfer council...
  • Emanuel backs Quinn, but governor doesn't return the favor

    Emanuel backs Quinn, but governor doesn't return the favor
    While Mayor Rahm Emanuel let politics trump friendship in backing Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn over Republican challenger Bruce Rauner, Quinn didn't return the favor Friday when asked if Emanuel deserves another term in office. "I am going to deal with...
  • Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges

    Emanuel's new challenger faces fundraising, support challenges
    The latest entrant into the Chicago mayor's race said Tuesday that he hopes to knock off Rahm Emanuel by inheriting the momentum Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis had started to build before a sudden illness prevented her from running....