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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
- Ordinance To Exempt Restaurants, Small Stores From Plastic Bag BanThe amended ordinance would exempt all restaurants from the ban, as well as small independent retailers – stores which have a size of less than 10,000 square feet, and which are not part of a chain of three or more stores.
- City Council Committee Approves Higher Fines For Residents Using Suburban Parking StickersThe City Council’s Licensing Committee has voted to increase fines for residents who try to avoid paying for Chicago City stickers by registering their cars in the suburbs, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- Former Stroger Aide Gets 6 ½ Years In Prison In Corruption CaseAn ex-aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger was sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison Wednesday for steering more than $300,000 in phony county contracts to her own company and her pals.
- No Charges Over Fake Peoria Mayor Twitter AccountAfter Mayor Jim Ardis filed a criminal complaint over the matter, police raided a home last week, seizing computers and hauling residents in for questioning. The action sparked criticism that the mayor had abused his powers and violated free speech rights.
- Democratic Party Asks Chicago To Bid For 2016 ConventionDemocratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz sent a letter to 15 cities asking them to submit proposals to host the convention in two years.
- Kelly Reflects On ‘Enlightening’ And Challenging First Year In CongressCongresswoman Robin Kelly said her first year in office replacing imprisoned Jesse Jackson Jr. was “like building a ship in the middle of the ocean,” because she was not only a freshman on Capitol Hill, but three months behind all her colleagues.
- CPS To Install Air Conditioning At Every School Within 5 YearsMore than 200 existing public schools in Chicago currently have no air conditioning, or are only partly air-conditioned. Those schools will be given air conditioning within the next five years.
- Mayor Applauds Creation Of Federal Violent Crimes Unit For ChicagoU.S. Atty. Zach Fardon's office created the new violent crimes section, which has been staffed with 16 federal prosecutors, led by Assistant U.S. Atty. Ron DeWald.
- Republican House Leader Opposes Using State Funds For Potential Presidential LibraryA Western Springs state lawmaker says taxpayer dollars should not fund any proposed presidential library in Chicago, reports WBBM's Lisa Fielding.
- Quinn Staying Out Of Debate On Obama Presidential Library SubsidyGovernor Quinn is staying out of the argument over Thursday's unusual Illinois House Executive Committee vote on state financing for an Obama presidential library.