| Jan 21, 2015
| 7:56 AM
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.
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel had about $6.5 million left in his campaign fund to start the stretch run of his re-election bid, records showed Thursday.
The mayor, who is seeking a second term, entered October with nearly $8.7 million in campaign contributions,...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:31 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday laid out a second-term economic plan he said would focus on the city's struggling neighborhoods as he fights critics who say his policies so far have mainly benefited wealthier Chicagoans.
Emanuel went to the Far South...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has raked in another $533,000 for his re-election run, almost all of it thanks to the fact that the state's campaign contribution limits don't apply to the mayor's race.
Much of Emanuel's latest campaign haul, reported to state...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:38 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday sought to make the case for his first-term record on ethics and pledged to put more information online about bidding for City Hall contracts if he's re-elected.
Not mentioned during the question-and-answer session with the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Chicago mayoral challengers Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Ald. Bob Fioretti are calling for an immediate suspension of the city's red light camera program.
Citing a recent Tribune study that found the cameras fail to deliver safety benefits long claimed by...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Chicago mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia campaigned with African-American supporters on Tuesday, releasing a list of backers heavy on union leaders and community organizers and light on elected officials.
To unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, challengers...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:08 AM
Mayoral candidate Ald. Robert Fioretti on Monday said he would hire 500 additional police officers if elected, saying he would cut overtime to help pay for it but offering few specifics on the total cost.
As part of his "public safety platform"...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 5:07 PM
Chicago's largest labor coalition on Friday conspicuously left the office of mayor off its list of endorsements for the Feb. 24 city elections, even as it backed candidates or declared neutrality in nearly all the other contests on the ballot.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Four years ago, recently departed White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel chose the crowded gymnasium of a North Side elementary school to formally kick off what he'd been building up to for weeks: a run for mayor of Chicago.
The venue, John C....