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  • Cochran touts business, labor endorsements in campaign versus rapper 'Rhymefest'

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 12:20 p.m. South Side Ald. Willie Cochran announced endorsements from labor and business organizations today as he tries to win re-election in the 20th Ward over rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith. Cochran was endorsed at a......
  • Emanuel allies back four more in aldermanic runoffs

     
    Posted by Hal Dardick and Kristen Mack at 4:55 p.m. A political fund aligned with Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday endorsed four more candidates in next month’s City Council runoff elections, including contenders in three races the incoming...
  • City Council candidates raised $1.6 million since Feb. 22 election

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson at 7:42 p.m. Candidates in Chicago’s 14 aldermanic run-off contests have reported raising $1.6 million in big-dollar contributions since the February election, including more than $200,000 from Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel’s...
  • Aldermanic races, then and now

     
    Then -- from Emanuel, Burke, big labor pour money into runoffs (April 1) Now -- from Stone, Lyle lose as Chicago City Council gets makeover (current) Then: Ald. Freddrenna Lyle, who has represented the South Side's 6th Ward for 13......
  • Emanuel says support of incumbents in runoffs doesn't mean he wants status quo

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 5:25 p.m. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel today said his support of a slew of incumbents in Tuesday's aldermanic runoff election doesn't mean he backs business as usual. Of the 10 incumbents, Emanuel is supporting eight of......
  • Alderman claims victory against rapper "Rhymefest" Smith

     
    Posted by Dahleen Glanton and John Byrne at 8:15 p.m.; updated at 9:30 p.m. South Side Ald. Willie Cochran claimed victory tonight over challenger Che "Rhymefest" Smith in their 20th Ward contest. With 84 percent of precincts in, Cochran had......
  • Veteran Chicago aldermen in tight runoffs

     
    Posted by Cynthia Dizikes, Monique Garcia, Dahleen Glanton and Kristen Mack at 7:20 p.m.; last updated at 9:05 p.m. Long-serving 6th Ward Ald. Freddrenna Lyle conceded defeat tonight to challenger Roderick Sawyer, son of former Chicago Mayor Eugene...
  • Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested

    Election Day: Low turnout, few complaints -- and an aldermanic candidate arrested
    Voter turnout for Chicago's aldermanic runoffs appeared to come in at less than 25 percent, though some wards on the North and Northwest Sides saw heavier turnout, officials say. Complaints were also low, though a candidate in the 16th Ward was charged...
  • Alderman touts endorsements over rapper

    South Side Ald. Willie Cochran announced endorsements from labor and business organizations today as he tries to win re-election in the 20th Ward over rapper Che "Rhymefest" Smith. Read more at Clout Street
  • City Council hears about homeless cuts; librarians protest at mayor's office

    City Council hears about homeless cuts; librarians protest at mayor's office
    Homeless people seeking overnight help in finding shelter are on their own when it comes to transportation, after Chicago cut the 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. outreach crews that once hit the streets during those hours, a top city official said today. Family and...
  • Emanuel defends income-tax hike refund seizure

    Emanuel defends income-tax hike refund seizure
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today gave an impassioned defense of the city’s effort to intercept millions in state income tax refunds from people across Illinois who owe City Hall money. The speech came after the City Council approved the plan 41-8. “...