Black Caucus

State Rep. Ken Dunkin (far left) and several other black state lawmakers endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel (second from right) in the upcoming runoff election. (Credit: Craig Dellmore/WBBM)

Emanuel Picks Up More Black Support, Including From Former Critic On Crime

With less than a week until the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked up more endorsements from black leaders on Wednesday, including from a state lawmaker who a year ago accused the mayor of failing the city on violent crime.


New Ward Map

City Council Approves New Ward Map

The City Council has approved a new map for Chicago’s 50 wards, as required following the 2010 Census.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

City Council Chambers

Special Council Meeting Could End Ward Remap Debate

Several Chicago communities will be closely watching a special session of the City Council Thursday, as aldermen try to map out new ward boundaries.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

City Council Chambers

Emanuel Calls Special City Council Hearing On Ward Remap Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has called a special City Council meeting for Thursday for consideration of a new map of the city’s 50 wards.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012

City Hall

Latino Activists Pushing New Ward Map As Compromise

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is still publicly keeping clear of the fight among Chicago aldermen to redraw ward boundaries.

CBS Chicago–01/04/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Competing Plans Brewing Fight For City Council Ward Remap Effort

Black and Latino aldermen are backing competing plans and heading for a floor fight in the Chicago ward remap effort.

WBBM Newsradio–12/16/2011

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Is Progress Being Made On City Council Remap Effort? Maybe

Efforts to resolve differences over a new Aldermanic ward map broke down along racial lines Thursday, but top City Council officials say they’re hopeful they can reach agreement on a new plan floated this afternoon.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2011

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th)

Burnett Steps Down As Black Caucus Chairman

Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) is stepping down as chairman of the City Council Black Caucus.

WBBM Newsradio–03/10/2011