James Meeks

Did God Answer Prayers For Lower Murders In February?

Chicago’s murder rate plummeted in February: Was it the recent snowy weather, good police work .. or, perhaps, divine intervention?


Carol Moseley Braun, Danny Davis and James Meeks at Rainbow/PUSH rally

Braun Campaigns For Mayor At Meeks’ Church

Chicago mayoral candidate and former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has appeared at a church on the city’s South Side.


Carol Moseley Braun, Danny Davis and James Meeks at Rainbow/PUSH rally

Black Pols Make Show Of Unity For Braun

Many of Chicago’s African-American political leaders gathered at Rainbow/PUSH headquarters on Saturday to show support for Carol Moseley Braun, the one major black candidate left in the race for Chicago mayor.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2011

Congressman Danny Davis on Friday Dec. 31, 2010 announces he is dropping out of the Chicago mayoral race. (CBS)

Davis Quits Mayoral Race

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) announced Friday evening that he is dropping out of the race for mayor of Chicago, in the interest of rallying behind a single major black candidate: Carol Moseley Braun.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2010

Danny Davis

Davis: May The Best Candidate Win

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill.) says he and fellow mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun simply hope the best person gets elected.

WBBM Newsradio–12/27/2010

James Meeks on WVON

Meeks Withdraws From Mayor’s Race

The state senator and pastor recently made racially divisive remarks about the city’s minority contract program.


James Meeks at Ann Sather's Restaurant

Meeks Under Pressure To Leave Mayoral Race

While Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy for mayor is moving forward, another mayoral contender is under pressure to drop out.

WBBM Newsradio–12/23/2010

James Meeks on WVON

Meeks Backtracks Even More From Remarks On Minorities, Women

There was another new twist Friday in the flap over state Sen. James Meeks comments about who should and should not get a boost in city contracting.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2010

James Meeks on WVON

Meeks Backtracks On Comments About Minority Contracts

Mayoral Candidate James Meeks was clarifying some comments he made about which groups should and should not be included in minority contracting set-aside programs.

CBS Chicago–12/16/2010

Chicago Mayoral Forum on Education held at Walter Payton College Prep High School (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Talk Education

Charter schools, union contracts, and a proposed income tax increase were just a few topics as four of the six major candidates for Mayor sounded off on their plans to better improve Chicago public schools.

WBBM Newsradio–12/15/2010

Carol Moseley Braun and James Meeks

Meeks Resurrects Idea Of Consensus Black Candidate

State Sen. James Meeks on Wednesday called on the his two fellow African-American candidates for mayor to get together to decide which of them has the best chance to win and then have all three back that candidate.

CBS 2–12/15/2010

Illinois State Sen. James Meeks

Meeks Outlines Plans For Schools

Mayoral Hopeful state Sen. Rev. James Meeks (D-Chicago) has major plans for the Chicago Public Schools.

CBS Chicago–12/15/2010

James Meeks at Ann Sather's Restaurant

Meeks Courts Gay Voters In Lakeview

Mayoral candidate James Meeks tried to reach out to gay and lesbian voters on Wednesday, exactly one week after voting against historic legislation to legalize civil unions for gay and lesbian couples.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2010

Rahm Emanuel Discusses Teacher Training Proposal

Emanuel Pushes For More Teacher Training

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he wants to boost teacher training in the city, but would not commit to sending his own kids to Chicago Public Schools.

CBS 2–12/07/2010

Nominating Petitions

State Probing Mayoral Nominating Petitions

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Saturday that the Illinois Secretary of State’s police were investigating apparently faked notary public signatures on hundreds of nominating petitions submitted by four candidates for mayor.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2010

James Meeks

Meeks Defends ‘No’ Vote On Civil Unions Law

State senator and Chicago mayoral candidate James Meeks is defending his vote against Illinois’ civil unions bill.


At Chicago City Hall, The Entrance To The Mayor's Office. (AP Photo)

Homeless Man Explains How Mayoral Petitions Got Signed

The homeless man whose signature is on the bottom of mayoral election petitions for James Meeks and Rob Halpin is telling his side of the story.

CBS Chicago–12/02/2010


Davis Takes Top Spot On Mayoral Ballot

When Chicago voters cast their ballots for mayor in February, the first name they’ll see on their ballots will be Danny Davis.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2010

Rahm Emanuel  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Emanuel Facing 15 Challenges To Bid For Mayor

Fifteen separate challenges have been filed against Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy for mayor. Opponents claim he hasn’t been a Chicago resident for a full-year before the February election, as required by law.

CBS Chicago–11/27/2010

Chico Meeks

Several Mayoral Candidates Dish Out Turkey To Less Fortunate

Several of the candidates for Chicago mayor could be found this Thanksgiving dishing out turkey and the trimmings to the less fortunate. But each said city government must be more creative in how it addresses such services day-to-day.