Chicago Mayoral Election

Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's wife, Evelyn. (Credit: CBS)

Chuy Garcia’s Wife Urged Him To Run For Mayor

Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is acting like a winner the day after securing the chance to take on Mayor Rahm Emanuel in an April runoff election.

02/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel To Face Chuy Garcia In Runoff Election

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will take on Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in a runoff election on April 7.

02/24/2015

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Voting Hours Extended At Four Precincts

Voting hours at four precints will be extended until 8 p.m. according to the Chicago Election Board.

02/24/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral Candidates Making Final Weekend Push Ahead Of Election

Three of the men who want to be the next mayor of Chicago made a case today for why they should get Chicagoans’ votes on this final weekend before Election Day, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/21/2015

The teachers' strike is on its second day and will likely to go into a third, according to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Salary is far from the only issue on teachers' minds. Other issues include quality of the classroom, job security, and teacher evaluations. Find out more here. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Garcia: Teachers More Likely To Go On Strike If Emanuel Re-Elected

County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia says another teachers strike is likely next fall if Emanuel is re-elected.

02/17/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Poll Shows Emanuel Close To Majority Needed To Avoid Runoff

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports while the mayor is sprinting for the magic number of 50 plus one needed to avoid a runoff election, one of his challengers appears to be separating himself from the others.

02/16/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Chatham Residents Want To Hear Details From Mayoral Candidates

The final debate before Chicago’s mayoral election on Feb. 24 takes place Tuesday on CBS 2 and Dorothy Tucker reports people want to hear details.

02/09/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral Candidates Debate Red Light Cameras, Campaign Contributions

WBBM Political editor Craig Dellimore reports red light cameras got a lot of play during the debate, with Alderman Bob Fioretti calling for a moratorium.

02/04/2015

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

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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

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