Alderman Robert Fioretti

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Mayor Emanuel Outlines Plan To Combat Street Violence

Mayor Emanuel has laid out what he says will be his crime-fighting plan for his second term, if city voters give him one, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/20/2015

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Mayoral Candidates Denounce Red Light Camera Program At West Side Forum

The nation’s largest red light camera program, which has been discredited as being more about revenue than safety, came under heavy fire Saturday at a candidates’ forum on the West Side.

01/10/2015

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

Fioretti: No Public Land For Obama Presidential Library

Two of Mayor Emanuel’s political challengers are questioning his support of the plan that offers Park District property as the home of the planned Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/07/2015

Garcia accepting the endorsement of the ATU Local 308 union. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

CTA’s Largest Union Endorses Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia For Mayor

The CTA’s largest union has endorsed Jesus Chuy Garcia in the mayor’s race, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/28/2014

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd)

Ald. Fioretti Wants To Re-Evaluate Winter Overnight Parking Ban

Chicago has been spared any major snowfall so far this fall, and one of the candidates challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the city to re-evaluate its winter overnight parking ban.

12/10/2014

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

Cook Co. Commissioner Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia Considers Run For Mayor

Garcia is gathering nominating signatures, he says, and hoping for the necessary 12,500 needed to get on the ballot.

10/27/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Ailing CTU President Not Running For Mayor Of Chicago

Karen Lewis will not be challenging Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election, according to a statement by Lewis’ exploratory committee.

10/13/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Stands By Plan Not To Raise Taxi Fares

Mayor Emanuel is standing firm against raising taxicab fares, even as he looks at other ways to allow regular cab drivers to make more money, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

10/01/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Rahm Emanuel Keeping Low Profile In Mayoral Race

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is keeping a low profile and letting others attack, and respond to attacks by his political opponents.

09/16/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Karen Lewis Says Fioretti’s Candidacy Will Have ‘No Bearing’ On Her Decision

Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village could feature a preview of next year’s race for mayor of Chicago.

09/14/2014

Karen Lewis

Karen Lewis “Seriously Considering” Mayoral Run

Potential mayoral candidates Alderman Bob Fioretti and CTU President Karen Lewis are holding events to assess interest in a potential run.

08/19/2014