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After a month and a half of campaigning in Chicago, Rah Emanuel made it official on Saturday. He is running for mayor.
Former U.S. senator says it’s not a foregone conclusion Emanuel will walk away with mayor’s race.
The billion dollar windfall from the city’s parking meter deal is gone, but two two mayoral candidates are trying to use public outrage over the contract to their advantage.
The politicians running for mayor of Chicago are trying to get to the bank to stash away enough money to stay in the race, let alone finish; some of them even before officially announcing they’re running.
The Chicago Coalition for Mayor tapped Davis as its “consensus” candidate, but not everyone — including potential opponents — is happy with the choice.
- Black Leaders Pick Davis As ‘Consensus Candidate’ CBS Chicago–11/06/2010
- Kirk Will Miss Part Of Senate’s Lame Duck Session 11/05/2010
- Hendon Drops Out Of Chicago Mayor’s Race CBS Chicago–11/05/2010
- Race For Mayor Heating Up CBS Chicago–11/04/2010
- Daley: Election’s Over, It’s Time To Get Along WBBM Newsradio–11/04/2010
- Quinn Defeats Brady In Governor’s Race CBS Chicago–11/04/2010
- Kirk Seeks Quick Transition Into Senate 11/04/2010
- Ex-Elections Chief: Not So Fast On Calling Gov Race CBS Chicago–11/04/2010
- Quinn Still Ahead With All Precincts In CBS Chicago–11/04/2010
- Kirk And Giannoulias Grab A Brew CBS Chicago–11/03/2010
- Wins For GOP Doesn’t Mean State Turning Red 11/03/2010
- Officials Report Close To 52% Voter Turnout 11/03/2010
- Preckwinkle Launches Website With Link For County Jobs CBS Chicago–11/03/2010
- Thousands Of Votes Still Have To Be Counted CBS Chicago–11/03/2010
- Fioretti Accuses Emanuel Of Refusing To Press Charges In Mugging Of Mayor’s SonChicago Alderman and mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti today raised the mugging of Mayor Emanuel's son as a campaign issue, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- Rauner Making Himself At Home In SpringfieldGov. Bruce Rauner began settling in at the governor's residence in Springfield over the weekend, bringing the family's dogs with him, and he said there's a lot of work needed to fix up the "badly deteriorated" Georgian-style mansion.
- Quinn Did Not Act On Medical Marijuana LicensingThe Quinn administration had said it would issue the licenses by the end of 2014, but the Chicago Democrat did not act before Republican Bruce Rauner succeeded him, instead saying that agencies in charge of evaluating applications still had more work to do.
- Mayoral Candidates State Their Case At Women’s ForumMore than 300 women packed the sanctuary at the Chicago Temple in the Loop. They were there to hear the candidates speak on everything from human trafficking to what a candidate would do with the Chicago Board of Education if they were elected.
- It Takes Money To Save Money, Rauner Administration SignalsThe new governor created a whole new level of government, purportedly to save money. And then, after demanding a 20 percent cut in higher education budgets, he gave his blessing to an expensive new vocational training program.
- Walls On Bid For Mayor: “We Work Harder Than The Other Candidates”Cash-strapped mayoral hopeful William “Dock” Walls says his campaign is going strong, and getting stronger in race pitting four challengers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
- Rauner Previews 1st-Year Priorities: Cut Taxes, MedicaidGov. Bruce Rauner said he will propose a number of reforms to turn the state around, and indicated they would involve making Illinois more attractive to businesses while slashing spending on everything from health insurance for the poor to public-worker pensions and the state's payroll.
- RTA: Chicago Mass Transit Needs $36B In Infrastructure Upgrades Through 2025A Regional Transportation Authority analysis released Thursday has determined that the CTA, Metra and Pace face $36.4 billion in capital needs over the next 10 years.
- Willie Wilson On Past Troubles: ‘My Laundry’s Out There’Willie Wilson discusses his personal history -- warts and all -- with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.
- Rauner Imports Former Hawaii Governor To Be Top AideA spokesman for Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner confirmed Thursday that Linda Lingle will become his senior adviser.