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  • Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure

    Emanuel loyalists prosper in new City Council power structure
    Despite the talk of a newly assertive Chicago City Council, aldermen on Wednesday are expected to overwhelmingly approve a new committee structure that rewards loyalists to Mayor Rahm Emanuel with coveted chairmanships.
  • Rahm Emanuel faces daunting second-term challenges

    Rahm Emanuel faces daunting second-term challenges
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel will raise his right hand to take the oath of office for a second term Monday morning at the historic Chicago Theatre, but after the ceremony is over and he walks off the stage, a stack of daunting challenges will be waiting. His...

    Rauner seeks help from aldermen in return for helping Chicago

    Rauner seeks help from aldermen in return for helping Chicago
    In an unusual and perhaps unprecedented speech, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Wednesday dropped in at City Hall and offered a time-tested political horse trade: support his controversial pro-business, anti-union agenda, and he'll help Chicago out of its...

    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. "The only...

    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...