Former Alderman Fioretti Challenging State Senator Van Pelt In Democratic PrimaryNext month’s Democratic primary will see state Sen. Patricia Van Pelt facing a high-profile challenge from former Alderman Bob Fioretti.
Fioretti Hedges On Endorsing Garcia, After Calling For "United Front" Against EmanuelJust hours before the election, mayoral challenger Bob Fioretti was assuring reporters he wanted to see the “anybody but Rahm” movement stick, regardless of which candidate ended up in a runoff with the mayor.
Election Day Is Here; Will Emanuel Avoid A Runoff?The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.
Race For Mayor Entering Home Stretch In ChicagoChicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.
New 2nd Ward Alderman To Face Big Hurdles With Entirely New BoundariesWith Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) aiming to oust Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the upcoming election, six candidates are vying to replace Fioretti as alderman, and will face plenty of challenges in a ward where boundaries have completely changed since the last election.
Reaction To Jackie Robinson West Being Stripped Of TitleNot surprisingly, Little League International's decision to strip Jackie Robinson West of their national title, due to violations of residency rules, has stirred up a hornet's nest, prompting reaction from all corners.
Emanuel, Rivals Spar Over Budget, Pensions At Second DebateMayor Rahm Emanuel and his challengers addressed the city’s budget and crippling pension debt in their second formal debate on Friday, and the mayor left the door open just a tiny bit on a possible property tax hike.
Mayoral Candidates Seek To Define Themselves At First DebateThe candidates for mayor squared off in the first of five debates on Tuesday, when they met with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.
Poll: Emanuel Has Strong Lead Over Rivals, Not Enough To Avoid RunoffA new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel holding a solid, but not comfortable, lead over his nearest competitor in next month’s election.
Fioretti Accuses Emanuel Of Refusing To Press Charges In Mugging Of Mayor’s SonChicago Alderman and mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti today raised the mugging of Mayor Emanuel's son as a campaign issue, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Walls On Bid For Mayor: "We Work Harder Than The Other Candidates"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 Proposes Parking Ticket Amnesty ProgramFioretti, 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.