| Feb 11, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Chicago's major black newspaper has backed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's bid for re-election citing lower unemployment, a focus on upgrading parks and attention to so-called food deserts.
The Chicago Defender's editorial board wrote in an edition published...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 12:36 PM
Mayoral candidate Ald. Robert Fioretti will introduce a plan to the City Council this week to wipe away late fees on unpaid parking tickets in order to convince people to pay up.
It's far from a sure thing his plan will gain traction in the City Council...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:32 PM
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...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 3:59 AM
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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:16 AM
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,...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 1:20 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 3:04 AM
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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 6:53 AM
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...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 11:36 AM
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...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 6:13 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Saturday that nonbinding referendums calling for an elected school board on next month's mayoral ballot are a politically inspired effort to "trick" voters at the polls because the concept is going nowhere in Springfield....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 3:59 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday tried to make the case he's done on a good job on crime during his four years in office while acknowledging that many Chicagoans don't feel safe in their own neighborhoods.
The mayor's speech on public safety came as...