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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
- Conservative Watchdog Group Says 14 Lake County Retirees Collecting $200K+ PensionsTaxpayers United says over 14 Lake County retirees are collecting pensions over $200,000 as the tax watch it continues combing through Illinois county retirement records for potential tax savings, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
- Garcia: Maybe Emanuel And Rauner Should Fix Budget Over A Bottle Of WineMayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia said Mayor Rahm Emanuel needs to answer tough questions about how he plans to handle the city’s financial woes.
- Rauner Appoints 28 To Panel Reviewing Criminal Justice OverhaulThe Republican governor announced his appointments on Tuesday. They include experts from nonprofits, academia and law enforcement as well as lawmakers.
- Emanuel Defends CPS Decision To Administer PARCC TestMayor Emanuel is defending the decision by Chicago Public School officials to back down on their resistance to the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- Mayors Call On Rauner To Rethink Plan To Cut Local Government RevenueMayors in the Chicago area were none-too-pleased when Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed cutting in half the amount of income tax revenue the state sends to municipal governments in Illinois, and they’re teaming up to let him know.
- Former Congressional Staffer Replaces Brauer In Illinois HouseTim Butler of Springfield took the oath of office in a ceremony Tuesday morning at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield. He's filling the seat left vacant after former Republican state Rep. Rich Brauer of Petersburg accepted a job with GOP Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration.
- Garcia Reverses Course On Building Obama Library In A ParkFacing a steady stream of criticism from the Emanuel campaign for his stance on a potential Obama Presidential Library in Chicago, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia backed down from his opposition to building the facility on public park land.
- Rauner Slams GOP Ally Christie’s Home State, Says N.J. ‘Going Down The Drain’The Republican governor of Illinois has some harsh words for Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who campaigned hard for his election last year.
- State Rep. Ford Calls On Gov. Rauner To Fund Child Care Assistance ProgramState Representative La Shawn Ford joined preschoolers and their teachers, demanding immediate funding of early child care throughout the Illinois, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
- Sen. Kirk: Chicago Could End Up Like Detroit If Mayor Emanuel Not Re-ElectedRepublican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk has given his tacit endorsement of Mayor Rahm Emanuel for re-election, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.