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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
- Daley Excused From Testifying In Park Grill LawsuitFormer Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to testify in open court in connection to the Emanuel administration’s effort to break a long-term deal with the operators of the restaurant at Millennium Park.
- City To Offer 9,000 People New Chance To Contest Red Light Camera TicketsIn the wake of a Chicago Tribune investigation that questioned several unexplained spikes in red light camera tickets since 2007, city officials said they'll offer anyone who got a ticket during one of those spikes another shot at disputing the citation and getting a refund for the $100 fine.
- Wagusepack: Mayor ‘Needs To Take The Lead’ On Red Light Camera ProblemsA frequent critic of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was applauding his actions, if not his words, in the wake of a Chicago Tribune report finding thousands of erroneous red light tickets might have been issued during mysterious spikes in citations.
- Durbin, Oberweis Clash Over Tax Break LegislationU.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and the Republican state lawmaker who wants to unseat him have been clashing over proposed legislation favoring companies that keep jobs in America, over those that move operations overseas.
- Congressman Roskam Calls For Funds To Clean Up West Chicago Factory SiteSuburban Congressman Peter Roskam is trying to keep up the Pressure on the Department of Energy to keep funds flowing for the clean-up of radioactive waste at the old Kerr-McGee factory site in West Chicago and other places, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- Gov. Quinn, Rauner Trade Barbs Over Budget PlansThe budget debate between Democrat Governor Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner now includes accusations of "flim-flamming" and "flip-flopping, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- Quinn Signs $1B Plan For Road Repair In IllinoisThe Chicago Democrat approved the bipartisan legislation that will also provide lawmakers with opportunities to attend popular ribbon-cutting ceremonies in an election year.
- Quinn, Rauner Use Jobs Claims As Campaign WeaponsIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican rival Bruce Rauner have both sought to use the state's jobs situation as a political weapon. But their claims and the numbers behind them demonstrate that the picture isn't nearly as clear as either Quinn or Rauner suggests.
- New State Law Aims To Help Ex-Offenders Land JobsLegislation has been signed into law that's designed to give ex-offenders in Illinois a better chance at finding work, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.
- Tollway Boss: Route 53 Extension Not A Done DealKristi LaFleur acknowledges the original estimated price tag for the Northern extension of Route 53 is nearly $3 billion.