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.
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.
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.
Trying to avoid a gap in health insurance, the newly-elected Cook County Board president in no hurry to leave her City Council post.
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.
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 (2nd) announced officially Tuesday that he will not run for mayor, after learning he has tonsil cancer.
A Grammy Award-winning west side rapper wants to be on the city council.
Ald. Edward Burke (14th) will not be a candidate for mayor in 2011.
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.
Former Ald. Ed Vrdolyak reportedly spent many hours of his community service sentence organizing a fancy fundraiser.
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).
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