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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
- Mayor Emanuel Gets In One More Ribbon-Cutting Before Leaving The CountryThe mayor's re-election campaign also released polling information that shows the incumbent has an edge. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
- Quinn Appoints Top Aide Jerry Stermer As Topinka SuccessorGov. Pat Quinn has tapped his budget director, Jerry Stermer, as temporary successor to the late Judy Baar Topinka as state comptroller.
- Study: City’s Red Light Camera Safety Claims ExaggeratedThe Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown.
- Watchdog: 2 Million Illinois Residents On Food Stamps Is “Extremely Embarrassing”The Illinois Policy Institute, which bills itself as an independent government watchdog, has said the state of Illinois should be ashamed by the latest figures regarding how many people rely on food stamps.
- Mayor Emanuel Emerges To Take Reporters’ QuestionsRahm Emanuel, facing multiple opponents in the next mayoral election, hasn't had an "availability" with the media for several days, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
- Clerk’s Website Helping City Drivers Navigate Residential Parking ZonesIf you've ever been confused by Chicago's residential parking system, or gotten a ticket when you parked on a zoned street, City Clerk Susana Mendoza hopes you'll appreciate a new addition to her website.
- Wilson To Rahm: “Every Citizen Should Be Able To Run”Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson is criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to challenge the nominating petitions he filed to get on the ballot for mayor in the 2015 election.
- Quinn Calling For Special Session To Set Up Special Election For Topinka’s SeatGov. Pat Quinn was moving to call a special session of the Illinois General Assembly next month to vote on legislation to set up a special election in 2016 for the Illinois State Comptroller's office.
- Chicago Firm Competing For Medical Marijuana LicensesAn African-American owned company in Chicago has applied to become one of the first firms to obtain a license to grow and sell medical marijuana.
- Durbin: Normalizing Relations With Cuba Long OverdueThe top Illinois Democrat in Congress applauded President Barack Obama’s plan to begin normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and end 50 years of isolation. “After 55 years of embargo and exclusion to put an end to the Castros and communism, they’re still there. We should try a new approach," said U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin.