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  • African-American vote could be key to Chicago mayoral election

    African-American vote could be key to Chicago mayoral election
    Jesus "Chuy" Garcia joined with supporters in Englewood as they walked past abandoned buildings and trash-strewn vacant lots before coming upon one of the few occupied storefronts along Halsted Street between Marquette Road and 68th Street.
  • Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters

    Obama visit is crowning moment in Emanuel's appeal to black voters
    President Barack Obama delivered a pre-election bouquet to Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday, backing his friend's bid for a second term as he announced national monument status for the Pullman historic district, a key site in America's labor and civil...

    City Council endorsements, 1st - 8th Wards

    City Council endorsements, 1st - 8th Wards
    If you took a helicopter ride across Chicago, you would see leafy parks and tree-lined streets. You would marvel at a sparkling Lake Michigan. You would admire the striking downtown architecture. In certain neighborhoods on the West and South sides, you...

    Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up

    Higher Emanuel fees and taxes add up
    As the Chicago City Council prepares to approve his latest budget Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel repeatedly has reminded voters that he didn't raise city property taxes during his first four years in office. But that doesn't mean homeowners haven't had...

    Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates

    Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates
    Please tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. That question has become something of a tradition here when the Editorial Board seeks out the views of candidates in each election cycle. We ask them what they think about the hot issues of...