| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:04 PM
Chicago voters have grown sharply dissatisfied with Mayor Rahm Emanuel's job performance and have signaled a willingness to support his most prominent potential challenger, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
Facing concerns over crime, education...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:02 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel today suggested that the sharp dissatisfaction Chicago voters showed toward him in a new Chicago Tribune poll is tied to a sluggish economy, making no mention of his controversial decision to close dozens of schools or the city’...
| Aug 8, 2014
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had his photograph taken Thursday at various stops, where he officially cared about children and parks and lungs.
But he didn't take any questions about city issues or any other questions, either. He would only allow images of himself...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 9:07 AM
"Polls are a snapshot in time," said Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis on Thursday during an interview on WTTW-Ch. 11.
It was the kind of thing political candidates like to say when various public opinion surveys offer conflicting assessments...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:42 PM
NEW YORK — Seated under the crystal chandeliers in the ornate ballroom of New York’s official residence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel related the story of a poor, single mother from Pilsen who chose to put off getting a job after discovering...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:06 AM
The national view of Chicago Democratic politicians is that they're messianic reformers like the young Moses we sent to Washington, or they're colorful yet environmentally green rogues with short shanks and hot tempers.
Unfortunately, what came out of...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:08 PM
Ald. Robert Fioretti may not be running for mayor yet, but he’s searching for campaign staffers like a politician who’s thinking about it.
The 2nd Ward alderman, a frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, confirmed Tuesday that he has hired a...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:54 AM
The City Council today voted to give the job of campaign finance oversight of aldermen to a city agency that doesn’t want it, a move that the council’s watchdog said will be viewed as “a cynical ploy” to avoid scrutiny.
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:06 AM
Illinois' most high-profile Democrats have pushed in recent months to increase the minimum wage—but experts have offered mixed opinions on whether they will actually be successful, considering the looming election season.
“It depends on what...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Nineteen Chicago aldermen supported a resolution today calling for a City Council hearing into the city’s troubled red-light camera program following a Chicago Tribune investigation that found thousands of drivers were ticketed for $100 fines they...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:22 AM
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle declared Tuesday that she won’t run for mayor, leaving union and community groups angry over Chicago’s violent crime, school closings and teetering finances searching for a credible candidate to...