Ald. Bob Fioretti
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago City Council has approved a 20-year deal to place 34 digital billboards on city property along local expressways and tollways.
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.
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.
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.