Gery Chico

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.


Waukegan public school teachers picket outside Waukegan East High School after going on strike in October. (Credit: CBS)

Waukegan Teachers Approve Contract

Negotiators for Waukegan Community Unit School District 60 and the Waukegan Teachers’ Council met for nearly 14 hours Wednesday before coming to an agreement.


Gery Chico and Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Quinn Taps Chico To Head State Board Of Ed

Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped former mayoral candidate Gery Chico to head up the Illinois State Board of Education.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011

Mayor Richard Daley on his farewell tour Friday; right, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Changing Of The Guard Moves Forward

Mayor Daley continued feeling the love of Chicagoans on his newly launched farewell tour. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel was busy mending fences.


Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Report: Emanuel’s Victory More Lopsided Than It Appeared

An in-depth look at numbers from last month’s mayoral election indicates Rahm Emanuel’s victory was even more one-sided than it may have appeared.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011

Gery Chico

Chico Concedes Chicago Mayor’s Race To Emanuel

Former Chicago Public Schools President Gery Chico has conceded the mayor’s race to former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Rahm Emanuel Celebrates Being Elected Chicago's Mayor

Mayor-Elect Emanuel: Daley ‘An Impossible Act To Follow’

Rahm Emanuel coasted to victory in the race for mayor of Chicago on Tuesday, easily defeating five opponents to take over for the retiring Richard M. Daley, whom he called “an impossible act to follow.”

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Voting, Mayoral Candidates

Chicago Voters Head To Polls

Voters are turning out at the polls today, as they cast their ballots in the first mayoral race in 22 years that has not included the name Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Candidates Last Day

Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push For Votes

The race for mayor is down to the home stretch, with polls set to open in less than 24 hours. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Mayoral Candidates

Talking The Issues With The Top Candidates For Mayor

This week, the top four contendors for mayor sat down with CBS 2 News, in a series of interviews to discuss the issues in the race to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley.

CBS 2–02/19/2011

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

All-Access Look At The Top Contenders For Mayor

The race for mayor of Chicago is entering its final days, with Election Day coming up on Tuesday. CBS 2 has been taking an up-close look at the campaigns of the four top contenders to succeed Mayor Richard M. Daley.


Gery Chico

Gery Chico On The Election

CBS 2 has invited all of the major mayoral candidates to talk about their campaigns on-set. Today, it’s Gery Chico’s turn.


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

Mayor’s Race Enters Home Stretch

With four days left until the election for mayor of Chicago, the six candidates were heading into the final week of campaigning at full speed.

CBS Chicago–02/18/2011

The four major candidates for Chicago mayor prepare to debate Thursday night. (AP)

Mayoral Contenders Gather For Final Televised Debate

With Election Day less than a week away, three of the major mayoral candidates attacked front-runner Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley Blasts Chico Supporter For ‘Emanuel Judas’ Comment

Mayor Daley injected himself into Chicago’s mayoral campaign today with an angry denunciation of a comment about Rahm Emanuel by one of Gery Chico’s supporters at a Chico rally.


Mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel (left), Gery Chico (CBS)

Emanuel Defends Robo-Calls Linking Chico, Tea Party

Mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel is defending his use of robo-calls to call out challenger Gery Chico for having received the endorsement of a Tea Party group.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

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

Last Day For Early Voting In Heated Mayoral Race

The last day has arrived for early voting in the mayoral race, and Election Day is right around the corner.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Rahm Emanuel (left); Gery Chico (CBS)

Chico Supporter Stirs Controversy, Calls Emanuel ‘Judas’

A key supporter of mayoral candidate Gery Chico has raised some eyebrows by saying something about Rahm Emanuel that the Emanuel campaign called blatantly ugly.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011

Chicago mayoral candidates, from left, Rahm Emanuel, Miguel Del Valle and Gery Chico, speak with moderator Carol Marin, far left, before the start of the Chicago mayoral debate televised from the WTTW television studios in Chicago Monday Feb. 14, 2011. The fourth candidate, Carol Moseley-Braun, arrived after the photo was taken. (AP Photo/Charles Cherney)

Four Mayoral Candidates Square Off In Forum

Monday night marked the second-to-last debate between the four main candidates for Chicago Mayor, and the forum was relatively civil and at times jovial.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2011

Mayoral Debate

Voters Seem Unimpressed By Mayoral Debates

The mayoral debates so far seem to have drawn a collective yawn from many Chicago voters.

CBS 2–02/11/2011