Chicago Mayoral Election

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Mayor Emanuel Outlines Plan To Combat Street Violence

Mayor Emanuel has laid out what he says will be his crime-fighting plan for his second term, if city voters give him one, reports WBBM’s Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/20/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Lays Out Economic Plan, Achievements

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, in a major campaign speech, talked about what he’s already done and what he plans to do if re-elected.

01/14/2015

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Mayoral Candidates Denounce Red Light Camera Program At West Side Forum

The nation’s largest red light camera program, which has been discredited as being more about revenue than safety, came under heavy fire Saturday at a candidates’ forum on the West Side.

01/10/2015

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti outlines his public safety policies ahead of the February election. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Fioretti: No Public Land For Obama Presidential Library

Two of Mayor Emanuel’s political challengers are questioning his support of the plan that offers Park District property as the home of the planned Barack Obama Presidential Library and Museum, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

01/07/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia discusses crime in Chicago, saying the city's children have been failed by adults. (Credit: CBS)

Mayoral Challengers Question Emanuel’s Crime Record

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports whether or not Chicagoans are, or should feel, safer depends on who or which statistics you believe.

12/29/2014

Garcia accepting the endorsement of the ATU Local 308 union. (Credit: Nancy Harty)

CTA’s Largest Union Endorses Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia For Mayor

The CTA’s largest union has endorsed Jesus Chuy Garcia in the mayor’s race, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

12/28/2014

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Campaign Drops Challenge To Willie Wilson’s Petitions

Mayor Emanuel’s campaign has dropped the challenge against Dr. Willie Wilson’s petitions in the mayoral race.

12/24/2014

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Takes Campaign Pitch Directly To Voters, Avoids Questions From Media

In the race for mayor Monday, it was the tale of two types of campaigns with two sets of rules: one for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and one for everyone else, reports CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

12/15/2014

Jesus Garcia campaigning in Humboldt Park. (CreditL CBS)

Emanuel, Garcia Vying For Hispanic Voters

Chicago’s mayoral election is little more than a month away and today, both Mayor Emanuel and one of his major challengers turned their attention to attracting Hispanic voters, reports CBS 2’s Derrick Blakley.

12/14/2014

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd)

Ald. Fioretti Wants To Re-Evaluate Winter Overnight Parking Ban

Chicago has been spared any major snowfall so far this fall, and one of the candidates challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants the city to re-evaluate its winter overnight parking ban.

12/10/2014

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

South Side Entrepreneur Plans On Pouring Millions Of His Own Money Into Mayoral Campaign

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports the self-made multi-millionaire plans to spend up to $3 million of his own money, which could energize South and West siders already upset with Mayor Emanuel, but until now were without a community candidate to back.

12/08/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel makes a public appearance Nov. 24 as challengers filed to replace him. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign

Mayor Rahm Emanuel kicked off his campaign for a second term on a sound stage on Chicago’s West Side, reports WBBM’s Bob Roberts.

12/06/2014

Chicago Mayoral candidate Frederick Collins. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop Frederick Collins Wins Top Spot On Chicago Mayoral Ballot

The lottery to determine the order of the candidates for Chicago’s mayoral election in February was held Wednesday at the Chicago Board of Elections.

12/03/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is running for mayor. (Credit: Facebook/Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago)

Cook County Clerk David Orr Endorses Jesus “Chuy” Garcia For Mayor

Saying he’ll get the job done, Cook County Clerk David Orr has endorsed Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor, reports WBBM’s Veronica Carter.

11/30/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia is running for mayor. (Credit: Facebook/Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for Mayor of Chicago)

Mayoral Candidate Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia Criticizes Emanuel On Crime, Schools

While Mayor Emanuel “looked mayoral” and hosted a news conference on winter preparedness Saturday, one of his challengers was talking about crime, spending priorities and education in the South Shore neighborhood.

11/15/2014

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Cook Co. Commissioner Jesus ‘Chuy’ Garcia Considers Run For Mayor

Garcia is gathering nominating signatures, he says, and hoping for the necessary 12,500 needed to get on the ballot.

10/27/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Ailing CTU President Not Running For Mayor Of Chicago

Karen Lewis will not be challenging Rahm Emanuel in next year’s mayoral election, according to a statement by Lewis’ exploratory committee.

10/13/2014

Karen Lewis. (Credit: CBS)

Karen Lewis Says Fioretti’s Candidacy Will Have ‘No Bearing’ On Her Decision

Sunday’s Mexican Independence Day parade in Little Village could feature a preview of next year’s race for mayor of Chicago.

09/14/2014

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Rahm Emanuel, Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Miguel del Valle

The Home Stretch For Mayoral Candidates

Mayoral hopefuls pulled out all the stops Sunday during the final weekend before Tuesday’s election. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent followed.

02/20/2011

Mayoral Debate

Poll Shows Emanuel Surging In Support

Sparks flew between Rahm Emanuel and his two closest challengers at a mayoral debate Thursday night, but a new poll shows Emanuel continuing to add to his already sizable lead.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

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