James Meeks

Mayoral Candidates

Poll Shows Emanuel Leading Mayor’s Race

The newest, independently-commissioned poll of Chicago Mayoral Candidates, tonight shows Rahm Emanuel far ahead of the other candidates in a crowded race for mayor.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2010

James Meeks

James Meeks On Education, Passion & Controversy

In the race for Chicago mayor, a pastor-turned-politician is trying to extend his reach from the South Side to citywide.

CBS 2–11/18/2010

Candidate Petitions

Mayor Candidates File, Begin Squabbling Over Debates, Tactics

Candidates submitted their petitions this morning to secure their places on the ballot for mayor and other offices next year.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010

Mayoral Candidates

Candidates Set To File Petitions

Several candidates declared their plans to run for mayor over the weekend, and now they are taking the next step by officially filing their petitions.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2010

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Rep. Danny Davis Announces Bid For Chicago Mayor

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis declared his candidacy for mayor of Chicago on Sunday.


Illinois State Senator, Rev. James Meeks (D-Chicago)

Sen. Meeks To Announce Mayoral Run Sunday

A spokesman says minister and state Sen. James Meeks will formally announce this weekend that he’s running for mayor of Chicago.


Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun and Rahm Emanuel

Mayoral Candidates Ramping Up Fundraising Machines

The politicians running for mayor of Chicago are trying to get to the bank to stash away enough money to stay in the race, let alone finish; some of them even before officially announcing they’re running.

CBS 2–11/09/2010

U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Some Voters Lukewarm To Mayoral Group’s Endorsement Of Davis

The Chicago Coalition for Mayor tapped Davis as its “consensus” candidate, but not everyone — including potential opponents — is happy with the choice.


U.S. Rep. Danny Davis (D-Illinois)

Black Leaders Pick Davis As ‘Consensus Candidate’

A coalition of African-American elected officials, pastors, business leaders and others have chosen U.S. Rep. Danny Davis as their so-called “consensus candidate” for mayor, after more than two months of discussions.

CBS Chicago–11/06/2010

Illinois State Senator, Rev. James Meeks (D-Chicago)

Meeks To Give Up Running Church For Mayoral Race

State Sen. Rev. James Meeks has announced he will temporarily give up the day-to-day operations of his Salem Baptist Church as he prepares his run for mayor.


Illinois State Senator, Rev. James Meeks (D-Chicago)

Meeks Shrugs Off Snub By Black Business Leaders

State Sen. James Meeks shrugged off a decision by a coalition of African American business leaders to choose two other mayoral candidates as finalists for the group’s “consensus candidate” for mayor.

CBS Chicago–10/29/2010

Carol Moseley Braun & Larry Rogers Jr.

Group Picks 2 Finalists For ‘Consensus’ Black Mayoral Candidate

A coalition of African-American business and community leaders has narrowed its choices for a consensus black candidate for mayor down to two finalists: former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun and trial attorney Larry Rogers Jr.

CBS Chicago–10/28/2010

James Meeks, Carol Moseley Braun

Potential Mayoral Picks Narrowed To Meeks, Braun

A coalition of African-American leaders has narrowed its choices for a consensus candidate for mayor down to two finalists.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2010

(Clockwise from top left) Illinois State Sen. James Meeks, former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, U.S. Rep. Danny Davis and attorney Larry Rogers Jr. are four finalists chosen by a coalition of black leaders to be a consensus African-American candidate for mayor. (CBS/Getty Images)

Black Leaders Closer To Consensus Mayoral Candidate

There was a big surprise Friday night in Chicago politics as a coalition of African-American leaders closed in on picking a consensus candidate for mayor.

CBS 2–10/22/2010

Two religious leaders, Wilfredo de Jesus (left) and James Meeks, may each run for mayor. (CBS)

2 Pastors May Run For Mayor

Two pastors may run for Chicago mayor. So what about separation of church and state?

CBS 2–10/08/2010