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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
- Aldermen Propose Restrictions On Flying Drones In ChicagoTwo key aldermen proposed limits on the operations of drones in Chicago at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- City Council Approves Ordinance Ending Free Garbage Pick Up Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit BuildingsThe Chicago City Council has approved ending free garbage collections for hundreds of large multi-unit residential buildings among a flurry of other actions, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- Rauner Praises House Vote To Block Lawmaker Pay Raiseepublican Gov. Bruce Rauner is praising a vote by the Illinois House of Representatives to block a contentious pay raise for lawmakers.
- Mayor Emanuel Refuses To Discuss Alternatives If State Supreme Court Shoots Down City Pension DealMayor Rahm Emanuel is refusing to discuss alternate plans if the city’s pension agreement continues to be shot down by the courts, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- City Council Committee Votes To End Free Garbage Exemptions For Large Multi-Unit BuildingsFree garbage pick-up for some 1,800 residential buildings is a step closer to ending in Chicago. Aldermen have taken a preliminary vote to end the deal, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
- Gov. Scott Walker Has Cheeseburger In Chicago, Does Not Return Trump’s FireWisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican candidate for president, made an appearance at the Billy Goat Tavern located beneath the Magnificent Mile.
- Retired State Employees Contacted By Rauner Administration About Working In Event Of A StrikeWBBM's Nancy Harty reports their union says that doesn't bode well for contract talks.
- Judge Rules City’s 2014 Pension Overhaul UnconstitutionalThe overhaul approved by lawmakers sought to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits and increasing contributions. It would affect about 61,000 city employees and retirees.
- Roskam: Tax-Exempt Groups Still At Risk Of Unfair IRS AuditsChairing a hearing of the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) said a General Accounting Office report has shown the same kind of risks now exist as when Congress found conservative groups and others were unjustly singled out for tax audits.
- Cullerton Wants To Restart Budget Talks, Rauner Says He Only Wants More TaxesA day after saying House Speaker Michael Madigan was the only obstacle to reaching a state budget deal, Gov. Bruce Rauner accused the other top Democrat in the General Assembly of refusing to negotiate, even as Senate President John Cullerton was saying the governor and lawmakers need to “hit the reset button” on budget talks.