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Robert Fioretti

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  • Fioretti on CPS: The 'robust discussion' solution

    Fioretti on CPS: The 'robust discussion' solution
    Last night on WTTW-Ch. 11's "Chicago Tonight" --- Segment host Eddie Arruza: What would you have done differently with the school situation, given its budget?  Mayoral candidate Ald. Robert Fioretti, 2nd:  Well, I think there were a lot of areas...
  • Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'

    Challenger Fioretti says Emanuel has brought Chicagoans 'tough luck'
    Ald. Robert Fioretti today launched his campaign for mayor, declaring that all Mayor Rahm Emanuel had delivered to Chicagoans was “tough luck.”   Before a half-filled gymnasium of about 150 people at East-West University in the South Loop,...
  • Emanuel sidesteps his campaign's criticism of Fioretti

    Emanuel sidesteps his campaign's criticism of Fioretti
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel declined Tuesday to back up his campaign’s accusation that Ald. Robert Fioretti has no political backbone, choosing instead to outline his own record for tough decisions without ever mentioning the name of his latest rival for the...
  • Chicago part of U.S. citizenship push for legal immigrants

    Chicago part of U.S. citizenship push for legal immigrants
    Chicago will join New York and Los Angeles in a corporate-funded push to try to get more legal immigrants to become U.S. citizens. The Cities for Citizenship initiative is getting a $1.1 million contribution from Citigroup to help pay for the three...
  • Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel

    Alderman to kick off campaign against Emanuel
    As he sat recently on a stage under bright lights waiting to do a television interview, Ald. Bob Fioretti tugged on his necktie, the knot neatly propped up by a tie bar under his collar. He adjusted his earpiece, and a producer asked him if he was ready....
  • Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas

    Medical marijuana dispensaries could light up Chicago's trendy areas
    Medical marijuana dispensaries will be sprouting up in Chicago's commercial and business districts, such as the trendy West Loop and River North areas, under a city council measure approved Wednesday restricting where the facilities can open their doors....
  • Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection

    Chicago aldermen cast a brazen vote for self-protection
    Just how dumb does the Chicago City Council believe its constituents to be? Really, really dumb. Aldermen on Wednesday approved an ordinance that weakens their own inspector general. They hope Chicago voters will believe the baloney that the City...
  • McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage

    McCarthy defends department's crime reporting, faults media coverage
    Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, clearly agitated Friday by the line of questioning from two aldermen at a City Council committee meeting, sought to defend the department from criticism about how it tallies its crime statistics. The...
  • Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does

    Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would push aldermen to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour no matter what Springfield lawmakers do on the issue this year. Previously, the mayor had declined to say whether the city would move...
  • Emanuel allies send loyalty scorecard to aldermanic challengers

    A political fund backing Mayor Rahm Emanuel has assembled a scorecard for would-be Chicago City Council candidates to gauge their views on key issues such as property taxes, public schools and the minimum wage. The six-question form was sent via email...
  • Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters

    Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters
    A coalition of community organizations fighting for a higher minimum wage and better schools said Tuesday it registered more than 25,000 new voters, mostly in African-American and Latino communities. Although the group says the effort is focused on...