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Amara Enyia (Photo Credit: Obari Cartman)

Mayoral Candidate, Dr. Amara Enyia: Chicago Has A ‘Political System That No Longer Works For The People’

“This is about the state of our democracy, and in order to have an effective democracy, you’ve got to be willing to look at individuals for who they are and question ‘What are their values?’”

06/18/2014

Dr. Amara Enyia, who’s running for Mayor of Chicago.

Mayoral Candidate: Mayor Emanuel Is The ‘Typical Candidate,’ And That’s The Problem

Her political and community experience, not to mention a law degree and PhD in Educational Policy, make her seem like a viable candidate for Mayor of Chicago. Yet to many, Dr. Amara Enyia just won’t seem conventional enough for the Chicago political machine.

06/16/2014

Eddie Winters (Twitter)

Candidate For Illinois House Sues Former Alderman For Slander

Eddie Winters, a candidate for the Illinois House of Representatives 10th District seat, filed the suit against former Alderman Ed Smith (28th), claiming Smith referred to him as a “wife-beater” who “failed to pay child support and leaves his kids starving.”

01/14/2014

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis discusses the union's plans to increase political activity, including seeking candidates to support in the race for mayor and alderman in 2015. (Credit: CBS)

CTU To Seek Candidate To Run Against Emanuel In 2015

In the face of the Chicago Public Schools’ plans to close more than 50 schools this year, the Chicago Teachers Union said Monday it would be making a push to run a candidate against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in two years.

04/15/2013

John Heidelmeier (Credit: Facebook)

Villa Park Candidate Not Dropping Out, Despite Racy Photos On Web

A candidate for Villa Park village president said Thursday he remains “steadfast in the race” even after acknowledging embarrassing photographs of himself have surfaced on the Internet.

03/28/2013

Former Chicago Bears defensive lineman Steve McMichael (Credit: CBS)

Running For Romeoville Mayor, Steve McMichael Hit With Campaign Complaint

The complaint, filed by Romeoville Trustee Ken Griffin – an ally of the current mayor, John Noak – accuses McMichael’s campaign of violating a number of rules, including missing deadlines and failing to identify who paid for campaign mailings.

01/08/2013

Bill Foster

Former Rep., Candidate Foster: Moderates Have A Hard Time In Congress

A former Democratic Congressman running to get his old job back is critical of the way he says bipartisan cooperation is falling out of favor on Capitol Hill.

WBBM Newsradio–07/20/2012

Michele Piszczor

Opponent: Lots Of People ‘Cannot Stand’ Speaker Madigan

A woman challenging Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) for his Southwest Side legislative seat says she’s not discouraged.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

Hal Baskin, candidate for 16th Ward Alderman in Chicago (Credit: HalBaskin.com)

Aldermanic Candidate Arrested At Polling Place

A candidate for alderman was arrested Tuesday afternoon at a South Side polling place and later charged with assault.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011