Molly Phelan, James Cappleman

Social Worker, Attorney Up For Rematch In 46th Ward

A social worker and an attorney will meet again on April 5 in the battle to replace Helen Shiller as 46th Ward alderman.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2011


Chicago Election Historic In Many Ways

Tomorrow’s municipal elections will be history-making in a number of ways.


32nd Ward Ald. Scott Waguespack (CBS)

‘Robo’ Call From Cop Creates Waves In 32nd Ward Race

Incumbent Ald. Scott Waguespack is crying foul over a negative “robo” call to voters purportedly from a Chicago police officer.


Eugene Schulter (source:

Longtime Ald. Eugene Schulter Drops Out Of Race

The alderman, who represents the Lincoln Square neighborhood, reportedly has his eye on a new job: county tax reviewer.


File Photo of Broken Glass (Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)

Windows Broken At Aldermanic Candidate’s Home

Police are investigating what blew out several windows at the home of an aldermanic candidate early New Year’s Day.


Ald. Walter Burnett (27th)

Ald. Burnett Might Lose Spot On Ballot

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is not the only one who is being subjected to a high-profile ballot challenge.

CBS Chicago–12/22/2010

Chicago Wal-Mart Supercenter

Wal-Mart Flap Enters Aldermanic Campaign

The controversy over a proposed Wal-Mart store in the East Lakeview neighborhood has now made init to the aldermanic campaign for the area.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2010

Candidate Petitions

Bounced Candidates Sue Over Signature Requirement

A group of candidates — three for Chicago mayor, one for clerk and one for alderman — filed a federal lawsuit Monday claiming the requirement of 12,500 petition signatures to get on the ballot is unconstitutional.

CBS Chicago–12/07/2010

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th)

Tunney Wants ‘Rigorous’ Analysis Of Cubs’ Plan

Ald. Tom Tunney (44th) today demanded a “rigorous cost-benefit analysis” before signing on to the Cubs’ plan to use 35 years’ worth of amusement tax growth to finance a renovation of historic Wrigley Field.


Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Mayor Race Not The Only Political Game In Town

While most of the attention in the upcoming municipal elections has been focused on the Chicago mayor’s race, some real battles are shaping up on the City Council too.

WBBM Newsradio–11/16/2010

Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) is the Democratic candidate for Cook County Board president.

Like Regular Folks, Preckwinkle Worries About Health Coverage

Trying to avoid a gap in health insurance, the newly-elected Cook County Board president in no hurry to leave her City Council post.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2010


St. Charles Alderman Admits To Exposing Himself

An alderman from far west suburban St. Charles has been fined $150, after admitting he exposed himself while driving in his car this past summer.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2010

Ald. Toni Preckwinkle (4th) is the Democratic candidate for Cook County Board president.

Preckwinkle Elected County Board President

Veteran South Side alderman Toni Preckwinkle has won the contest for Cook County Board president, nine months after walloping incumbent Todd Stroger in the primary.


Ald. Robert Fioretti

Fioretti: ‘I’ve Decided Not To Run For Mayor’

Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) announced officially Tuesday that he will not run for mayor, after learning he has tonsil cancer.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

Grammy Award-winning rap artist Che "RhymeFest" Smith smiles before announcing his candidacy for Chicago 20th Ward alderman, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green

Rhymefest For Alderman?

A Grammy Award-winning west side rapper wants to be on the city council.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2010

Ald. Ed Burke (14th)

Ald. Burke Not Running For Mayor

Ald. Edward Burke (14th) will not be a candidate for mayor in 2011.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2010

Ed Vrdolyak

UPDATED: 10 Months In Prison For Vrdolyak

The former Chicago alderman and longtime political power-broker known as “Fast Eddie” was sentenced to 10 months in prison Friday for a $1.5 million real estate kickback scheme.

CBS Chicago–10/15/2010

Ed Vrdolyak

Vrdolyak Goes Fancy For Community Service Sentence

Former Ald. Ed Vrdolyak reportedly spent many hours of his community service sentence organizing a fancy fundraiser.


Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd)

Fioretti Losing Voice, Will Delay Mayoral Bid

It’s not often that a Chicago politician loses his voice while tuning up to run for mayor. But that’s literally what’s about to happen to Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd).