Kurt Summers Won't Run For Governor, Backs J.B. PritzkerChicago City Treasurer Kurt Summers has decided not to run for governor, and is throwing his support behind fellow Democrat J.B. Pritzker.
Cook County Democrats Back Foxx In State's Attorney RaceShifting gears in the wake of the Laquan McDonald police shooting scandal, Cook County Democrats have endorsed challenger Kim Foxx in the race for State’s Attorney against incumbent Anita Alvarez, who took more than a year to charge a Chicago police officer with McDonald’s murder.
Cook County Democrats To Reconsider Making An Endorsement In State's Attorney's RaceFacing near-relentless demands for her resignation over the delay in charging a Chicago cop with murder for the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez now faces the prospect of Democratic Party leaders endorsing one of her challengers in the upcoming primary.
Emanuel Allies Slam Garcia As 'Novice,' While Chuy Seeks To Emulate Harold WashingtonMayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia both pulled in more endorsements Friday, as the mayor tried to solidify his lead in the polls, and Garcia sought to build a Harold Washington-like coalition.
Wilson Backs Garcia In Race For MayorAfter repeatedly meeting with both Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia over the past few weeks, businessman Willie Wilson threw his support behind Garcia in the upcoming runoff election.
Wilson: I'll Vote For Garcia But May Endorse EmanuelIt’s a somewhat confusing stance from a man whose support would be welcomed by either Chicago mayoral candidate. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Emanuel Gets Daley, Rush Endorsements; Wilson Votes EarlyOn endorsement comes from former mayor Richard Daley, who had lunch with Rahm Emanuel last week. Another comes from a Chicago congressman. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.
Rev. Brooks Reflects On Support For Rauner, Oberweis“I’ve discovered that … when you go against the status quo, and you go against what people have been doing for years, everybody is not going to be pleased with it,” Rev. Corey Brooks said after endorsing Republican candidates Bruce Rauner, who won, and Jim Oberweis, who lost.
Coalition Of Chicago Ministers Backs Quinn For GovernorGov. Pat Quinn on Thursday received the endorsement of a few dozen church leaders, most of them African-American ministers, but there were a couple notable absences.
Kirk Reverses Course, Endorses Oberweis Against DurbinSeeking to unseat U.S. Sen. Durbin in November, Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis on Thursday welcomed the belated support of Durbin’s GOP colleague on Capitol Hill, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk.
Dillard Gets Teachers Union Backing In Race For GovernorState Sen. Kirk Dillard tried to steer clear of the controversy surrounding one of his rivals in the Republican race for governor, as he picked up a key endorsement from a major labor union.
Trotter Still Wants Party Support In Bid For Jackson's Seat, Despite ArrestState Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago) said Wednesday he still wants Democratic Party bosses to back him in his bid to replace former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., despite his arrest for having a gun in his luggage at O’Hare International Airport.