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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
- Republican Lawmakers Want To End Special State Funding For CPSSome Republican lawmakers have renewed an effort to end one of the state funding sources for the Chicago Public Schools, so districts outside the city can get more money.
- New Group Helps Seek Asylum For LGBT Victims Of PersecutionChristian leaders from the North Side and a couple of men from Nigeria who are seeking asylum in the United States have launched a new asylum support group for those in the Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-and-Transgender (LGBT) community.
- Prostitution Concerns Halt Effort To Allow Booze In Chicago Strip ClubsAn ordinance sponsored by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) would have outlawed unauthorized strip clubs in residential neighborhoods, but allowed some nudity in clubs that serve booze.
- Lawmakers Begin Hearings In Push For Higher Minimum WageThe House Labor & Commerce Committee heard testimony Wednesday from supporters of increasing the minimum wage in Illinois beyond the current $8.25.
- Aldermen Seek Mandatory Sick Time For All Chicago WorkersA proposed ordinance backed by most of the City Council would require employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for most of their workers.
- Chicago FOP Removes Lodge President ShieldsDirectors of the union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers have removed the lodge's president.
- GOP Candidates Tackle Each Other Head-On In DebateRepublican candidates for governor in Illinois’ upcoming primary election turned on each other Wednesday night.
- Aldermen OK Ban On Sale Of ‘Puppy Mill’ Animals At Pet StoresThe City Council gave final approval Wednesday to an ordinance banning pet shops from buying their animals from so-called “puppy mills” and similar places.
- Aldermen Urge Airlines, Cargo Carriers To Stop Flights To RussiaA group of Chicago aldermen on Wednesday urged airlines and air cargo lines operating out of O’Hare International Airport to halt all flights to Russia, until it withdraws its troops from Ukraine.
- State To Provide $45M In Relief Funds For Tornado DamageGov. Pat Quinn said the state is stepping in with $45 million in disaster relief funds to help local governments recover from last November’s tornados, after the federal government turned them down.