Ald. Bob Fioretti

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (left) and Bob Fioretti (right)

Fioretti Hedges On Endorsing Garcia, After Calling For “United Front” Against Emanuel

Just hours before the election, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti was assuring reporters he wanted to see the “anybody but Rahm” movement stick, regardless of which candidate ended up in a runoff with the mayor.

02/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Election Day Is Here; Will Emanuel Avoid A Runoff?

The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.

02/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Race For Mayor Entering Home Stretch In Chicago

Chicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.

02/23/2015

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New 2nd Ward Alderman To Face Big Hurdles With Entirely New Boundaries

With Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) aiming to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the upcoming election, six candidates are vying to replace Fioretti as alderman, and will face plenty of challenges in a ward where boundaries have completely changed since the last election.

02/13/2015

Jackie Robinson West players hoist the 2005 White Sox World Series Trophy outside U.S. Cellular Field during the team's celebration parade on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Reaction To Jackie Robinson West Being Stripped Of Title

Not surprisingly, Little League International’s decision to strip Jackie Robinson West of their national title, due to violations of residency rules, has stirred up a hornet’s nest, prompting reaction from all corners.

02/11/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Emanuel, Rivals Spar Over Budget, Pensions At Second Debate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challengers addressed the city’s budget and crippling pension debt in their second formal debate on Friday, and the mayor left the door open just a tiny bit on a possible property tax hike.

01/30/2015

The five candidates for mayor -- Bob Fioretti, Willie Wilson, Rahm Emanuel, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, and William "Dock" Walls (left to right) attend their first debate before the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Jan. 27, 2015. (Pool Photo)

Mayoral Candidates Seek To Define Themselves At First Debate

The candidates for mayor squared off in the first of five debates on Tuesday, when they met with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

01/27/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Poll: Emanuel Has Strong Lead Over Rivals, Not Enough To Avoid Runoff

A new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel holding a solid, but not comfortable, lead over his nearest competitor in next month’s election.

01/27/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Fioretti Accuses Emanuel Of Refusing To Press Charges In Mugging Of Mayor’s Son

Chicago Alderman and mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti today raised the mugging of Mayor Emanuel’s son as a campaign issue, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/26/2015

William "Dock" Walls (Supplied Photo)

Walls On Bid For Mayor: “We Work Harder Than The Other Candidates”

Cash-strapped mayoral hopeful William “Dock” Walls says his campaign is going strong, and getting stronger in race pitting four challengers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

01/23/2015

Parking Ticket

Fioretti Proposes Parking Ticket Amnesty Program

Fioretti, who is one of four challengers facing off against Mayor Rahm Emanuel next month, said he’s introducing an ordinance that would cancel the onerous fees and penalties for parking ticket scofflaws, if they pay up their original unpaid parking fines in full.

01/20/2015

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Chicago Celebrates Life And Legacy Of Martin Luther King

The Hyatt Regency Chicago hosted the 25th Annual PUSH Excel Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast, to raise money for students so they can further their education through college, and live the dreams of Dr. King.

01/19/2015

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Rivals Question Emanuel’s Economic Policies

As Mayor Rahm Emanuel prepared to outline his economic development agenda for a possible second term in office, his challengers were lining up to criticize his record during his first term.

01/14/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Fioretti Vows To Hire New Cops If He Defeats Emanuel

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd), who is challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in next month’s election, said Chicago residents are fed up with crime in all parts of the city, and he held Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy responsible.

01/05/2015

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Fioretti Proposes Ending Red Light Camera Program

In the wake of a new study questioning the safety claims the city has used to justify its red light camera system, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti on Monday said it’s time to take down every red light camera in Chicago.

12/22/2014

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

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