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  • 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....
  • 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 talks Chicago economy; critics say he hasn't done enough

    Emanuel talks Chicago economy; critics say he hasn't done enough
    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...
  • Big labor coalition skips mayoral race

    Big labor coalition skips mayoral race
    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. "After...
  • Fioretti says he would hire more cops if elected mayor

    Fioretti says he would hire more cops if elected mayor
    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"...
  • Garcia seeks support among black voters in Chicago mayor's race

    Garcia seeks support among black voters in Chicago mayor's race
    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...
  • Mayoral challengers call for suspension of red light camera program

    Mayoral challengers call for suspension of red light camera program
    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...
  • Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off

    Emanuel rakes in $533,000 more with campaign donor limits off
    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...
  • Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term

     Rahm Emanuel defends record on ethics in first term
    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...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • Emanuel challenger gets $250,000 from health care union

    Emanuel challenger gets $250,000 from health care union
    Chicago mayoral hopeful Jesus "Chuy" Garcia more than doubled the amount of cash in his campaign fund Tuesday by depositing a single check from a major government workers union, but it did little to close the growing money advantage Mayor Rahm Emanuel has...