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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Emanuel, challengers face off over elected school boards

    Emanuel, challengers face off over elected school boards
    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....
  • Emanuel acknowledges some Chicagoans don't feel safe in homes

    Emanuel acknowledges some Chicagoans don't feel safe in homes
    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...
  • Emanuel defends Obama library plan

    Emanuel defends Obama library plan
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered another spirited defense Wednesday of his push to use public park land for a proposed Barack Obama presidential library near the University of Chicago, but dodged a question on why he's not adding new public green space to...
  • Council vote expected on landlord ordinance

    Council vote expected on landlord ordinance
    The Chicago City Council meets Wednesday and is expected to vote on an ordinance to rein in "bad landlords" and a host of other items before Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen return to the campaign trail for the Feb. 24 city election. The landlord...