Ald. Bob Fioretti

Dr. Amara Enyia dropped out of the race for mayor on Wednesday, and endorsed Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd). (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Enyia Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Backs Fioretti

Dr. Amara Enyia, a community activist who was one of the first candidates to announce a bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dropped out of the race, and thrown her support behind Ald. Bob Fioretti.

12/10/2014

Ald. Robert Fioretti

Fioretti Pushes Commuter Tax, Rejects Garcia’s Graduated Income Tax Proposal

The two most prominent contenders running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February have come up with some very different ideas about raising revenue for Chicago.

12/05/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen discuss the City Council's approval of an ordinance raising the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019.

Aldermen Approve Plan To Hike Minimum Wage

Aldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.

12/02/2014

Candidates for mayor, alderman, city treasurer, and city clerk line up in the basement of the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners on Monday to file nominating petitions. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Election Begins Taking Shape As First Candidates File Petitions

The first day of candidate filings for the city elections in February gave some early indications about the various races, but can’t tell the whole story.

11/18/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Garcia To Challenge Emanuel In 2015: “Chicago Wants Change”

A former alderman and state senator, Garcia said he’s challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in part, because he believes the mayor is out of touch, and cares more about the wealthy and downtown than average residents in the neighborhoods.

10/28/2014

Ald. Bob Fioretti (left) is running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) in the upcoming 2015 mayoral election in Chicago. (Credit: Facebook/CBS)

Fioretti Poll: Emanuel Less Popular Than Eisenhower Traffic

As he ramps up his campaign for mayor, Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) has released a new poll suggesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel is more unpopular in Chicago than rush hour traffic or the Fox News Channel.

10/07/2014

(Photo Credit: thedrchicago.com)

Prostitution Concerns Halt Effort To Allow Booze In Chicago Strip Clubs

An ordinance sponsored by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) would have outlawed unauthorized strip clubs in residential neighborhoods, but allowed some nudity in clubs that serve booze.

03/06/2014

Ventra reader (CBS)

Aldermen Demand Answers From CTA Bosses On Ventra Problems

Many CTA riders are still experiencing big problems with their transition to the new Ventra card, and two aldermen want to hold City Council hearings to get answers from CTA officials.

11/05/2013

City Hall

Aldermen Seek To Give Inspector General Power To Enforce Subpoenas

Some members of the City Council’s Progressive Reform Caucus want to give the city’s Inspector General increased powers; perhaps more authority than Mayor Rahm Emanuel would want him to have.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2013

William Jones College Preparatory High School, at 606 S. State St. (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Plans To Double Size Of Jones College Prep

A new building has been constructed, and is set to open next fall at 700 S. State St., but the mayor said the old building, at 606 S. State St., won’t be destroyed as originally planned.

01/22/2013

A digital billboard along the Kennedy Expressway in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

City Council OKs Mayor’s Digital Billboard Plan

The Chicago City Council has approved a 20-year deal to place 34 digital billboards on city property along local expressways and tollways.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2012

Quinn Chapel AME Church, at 24th Street and Wabash Avenue, is the city's oldest African-American church. (Credit: CBS)

2 Churches Near McCormick Not Holding Services During NATO Summit

Churches near McCormick place are taking steps to deal with the upcoming NATO summit. CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley reports there will be no Sunday services at two historic houses of worship when the summit starts in two weeks.

CBS 2–05/06/2012

NATO Flag

Should You Leave Town During NATO Summit? Depends Who You Ask

With less than a month until the NATO summit in Chicago, the alderman whose ward will be most affected by security efforts was urging people to leave town during the summit, but the city’s top cop was downplaying potential disruptions.

CBS 2–04/25/2012

A Polish flag with a black streamer flies from a car outside a memorial mass at Holy Trinity Church held to honor Polish President Lech Kaczynski and the 96 others killed when their plane crashed yesterday in Western Russia April 11, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago is home to the largest population of Polish people outside of Warsaw.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Chicago Area Pols Pushing For Visa Waiver For Poland

Several Chicago aldermen and other local politicians with Polish roots — or Polish American constituents — are pushing a resolution in the City Council to ask the federal government to do away with the visa requirement for Polish citizens.

CBS Chicago–02/12/2012

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 27: A man arrested during protests at the G8/G20 summits is released from the detention center June 27, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. Police have been making many arrests during the protests including many journalists during this final day of the G20 summit. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

NATO/G8 Host Committee Holds Briefings On Summit Plans

Officials planning the NATO and G8 summits have launched a campaign to convince Chicago residents that the upcoming meetings will be more than worth the inconvenience they might cause.

CBS 2–01/24/2012

Mayoral candidate Patricia Watkins. (Credit: Patricia  For Chicago)

Activist, Ex-Mayoral Candidate Watkins Running For State Senate

A community activist who gained visibility in this year’s race for Chicago mayor is now setting her sights on the 5th district Illinois Senate seat.

CBS Chicago–10/23/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Schools Wasting Money On Signs For Pols

The first day of school and my lesson was how to spend the taxpayers’ money promoting politicians by putting up signs at our public schools.

CBS 2–09/06/2011