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  • Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor

     Fioretti running down lonely road for Chicago mayor
    Mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti stood in the kitchen of a South Side firehouse on a recent morning and explained to a small group of firefighters and paramedics why he would be a better steward of their interests than Rahm Emanuel. Take pension...
  • Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti doesn't mind a political fight

    Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti doesn't mind a political fight
    Bob Fioretti will tell you he doesn't mind a good political fight. The 2nd Ward alderman has battled Mayor Rahm Emanuel  - with mixed outcomes. Fioretti recalls the success of pushing to restore the water fee exemption enjoyed by some nonprofits and...
  • Challenger Garcia airs first TV ad, hits Emanuel on crime, tax breaks

    Challenger Garcia airs first TV ad, hits Emanuel on crime, tax breaks
    With less than two weeks to go until Election Day, Chicago mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is airing his first TV ads. Garcia is spending more than $600,000 to put up the spots on some major broadcast and Spanish-language stations,...
  • All you need to know about the Chicago 2015 election

    All you need to know about the Chicago 2015 election
    Not sure what ward you live in? Want to find your polling place? The Chicago Board of Elections will help you here: chicagotribune.com/findyourward. Watch the five candidates for mayor — Rahm Emanuel, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Willie...
  • CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few

    CPS financial problems many, mayoral candidate solutions few
    Chicago Public Schools faces gaping budget deficits, skyrocketing retirement costs and tough negotiations for a new teachers contract, but the candidates for mayor have offered few solutions on how they'd deal with some of the gravest financial challenges...
  • Emanuel goes on offensive in mayoral TV debate

    Emanuel goes on offensive in mayoral TV debate
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and three challengers met for the first televised forum of the campaign Wednesday, but it was a controversy involving a debate set for Thursday that dominated the day's news. ABC-Ch. 7, the League of Women Voters and Univision,...
  • Emanuel won't rule out property tax hike for police, fire pensions

    Emanuel won't rule out property tax hike for police, fire pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday defended the way he has dealt with the city's looming financial crisis against attacks from his challengers, touting his record of crafting the city's budget during his first term but refusing to rule out a property tax...
  • Tribune poll: Mayor Rahm Emanuel leads challengers but may face runoff

    Tribune poll: Mayor Rahm Emanuel leads challengers but may face runoff
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel still has a ways to go to persuade city voters to give him a second term next month and allow him to avoid a politically risky runoff contest in April, according to a new Chicago Tribune poll. The survey showed the mayor at 42 percent...
  • It's four against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race

    It's four against Rahm Emanuel in Chicago mayoral race
    On Feb. 24, Chicago voters will be asked to choose among five candidates for mayor. One of them is Rahm Emanuel. The other four are not. That was the most obvious takeaway from the 90 minutes we spent Tuesday with the candidates, who debated each...
  • 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...
  • Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms

    Chicago mayoral candidates use the 'L' to promote their platforms
    For the last few weeks, Chicago mayoral candidates have been putting the "L" in "election." With varying degrees of frequency, the five mayoral candidates are turning up at train stations to shake the hands of potential voters ahead of the Feb. 24...