| Apr 16, 2015
| 4:36 PM
Rahm Emanuel and a supportive political action committee spent more than $22.8 million in the preliminary and runoff elections en route to the mayor winning a second term, new campaign finance reports show.
By contrast, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 7:09 PM
Reports that filmmaker Spike Lee is planning to shoot a feature movie here called "Chiraq" ruined Aaron Pierce's mood Thursday.
"I'm just really concerned about using that name," said Pierce, a South Side rapper who started an "Anti-Chiraq" social media...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:40 AM
After weeks of being criticized by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his surrogates for not offering specific tax increase proposals to fix Chicago's finances, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia offered two on Wednesday: a graduated state income tax and an expanded...
| Mar 20, 2015
| 12:05 PM
The mayor's race isn't all that's at stake on April 7. Voters in 18 wards will choose an alderman because no candidate in the Feb. 24 round received at least 50 percent of the vote. Though Chicago has held runoffs for alderman for many years, this...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 5:26 PM
As City Hall moved a step closer to allowing parkland to be used for the Obama library, a source told the Tribune that an announcement about where the library will go isn't likely until after the Chicago mayoral race is decided.
The Chicago Plan...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:18 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will have plenty of company as they prep for an April 7 showdown. Roughly one-third of Chicago's wards are headed for City Council runoffs — more than the city saw in 2011. That magic number of...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Scores of aldermen, election attorneys and campaign volunteers formed a long line that snaked through the basement of the Dunne Cook County Office Building on Monday morning as they waited to be among the first to file petition signatures to get on the...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 5:07 AM
While Chicago aldermen press to boost the wages of the city's lowest-paid workers as they enter campaign season, half of those seeking another term on the City Council also have seen fit to accept their own pay increase.
In all, 28 of the city's 50...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 7:44 PM
Aldermen on Wednesday raised questions about the speed camera ticketing system rolled out this year by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, asking whether it is the best way to slow traffic and whether it is following state law.
Ald. Willie Cochran, 20th, raised the...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 1:22 PM
A City Council committee on Wednesday took steps to close a loophole in the Chicago ordinance banning the sale of synthetic marijuana and stimulants.
The amendment endorsed by the council License and Consumer Protection Committee would ban the...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 1:50 PM
The Quinn administration handed out $800,000 in anti-violence money to a politically influential South Side community group even after the nonprofit filed documents with the state acknowledging it suffered from years of financial missteps, a Tribune...