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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
- Council Hiking Chicago Phone Fees To Fund Pension SystemsAldermen have approved a plan to hike the city’s monthly 911 surcharge on phone bills by 56 percent to help shore up the city’s pension funds, and avoid a property tax hike before next year’s elections.
- Budget Watchdog: CHA Hoarded Money For Housing VouchersA new report has found the Chicago Housing Authority socked away hundreds millions of dollars in reserves, while thousands of people have waited for housing subsidies.
- Mayor Introduces Minimum Wage Increase To City CouncilMayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a plan to the City Council to gradually increase the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour.
- Lewis Not Discouraged By Trailing Emanuel In PollThe results of a new public opinion poll show Mayor Rahm Emanuel may not be in as much trouble with voters as some thought and that CTU President Karen Lewis' strength may have been overstated, though she disagrees.
- Quinn, Rauner Spending Big On Early TV AdsIllinois Governor Pat Quinn has joined challenger Bruce Rauner on TV, with an unusually early series of campaign commercials.
- Illinois To Ask Voters About Taxing MillionairesIllinois voters will get a chance in November to weigh in on whether millionaires should pay an additional income tax to help fund schools after Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Tuesday adding a nonbinding resolution to the ballot.
- Aldermen Vote To Name Water Tower Plaza After Jane ByrneAldermen have recommended the plaza next to the Old Chicago Water Tower be named in honor of former Mayor Jane Byrne, the first such honor the city would give to its first and only female mayor more than 30 years after she left office.
- Proposed E15 Mandate Runs Out Of Gas After Marathon HearingA measure to require many gas stations in Chicago to sell gasoline with a higher mix of ethanol stalled in the City Council on Monday, after a marathon Finance Committee hearing.
- Settlement Expected For Family Of High Schooler Shot By PoliceChicago taxpayers will spend $1.2 million to compensate the family of a high school sports star with good grades who was shot in the back by an off-duty police officer.
- Police Union Seeks To Delay Release Of Officer Misconduct ListsThe Fraternal Order of Police, which filed the injunction Monday in Cook County Circuit Court, claims there is reason to believe the lists are inaccurate and could “unfairly and vexatiously harm” the officers named in them.