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  • Emanuel, allies spent at least $22.8 million to win

    Emanuel, allies spent at least $22.8 million to win
    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...
  • New Spike Lee film 'Chiraq' sparks conversation about the term

    New Spike Lee film 'Chiraq' sparks conversation about the term
    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...
  • Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances

    Garcia touts 2 tax proposals as fixes for city's finances
    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...
  • Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council

    Tribune endorsements in runoff races for the City Council
    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...
  • Obama library land transfer advances

    Obama library land transfer advances
    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...
  • Welcome to Runoff City

    Welcome to Runoff City
    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...
  • Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot

    Emanuel campaign, aldermanic hopefuls file for spot on Chicago ballot
    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...
  • Most aldermen accept 2015 raise

    Most aldermen accept 2015 raise
    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...
  • Aldermen question speed cameras

    Aldermen question speed cameras
    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...
  • Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession

    Aldermen ban synthetic pot possession
    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...
  • Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit

    Quinn's office ignored red flags on nonprofit
    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...