Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia announced he will challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the 2015 election.  (CBS)

Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia Calls For Moratorium On Red Light Camera Tickets

Opponents of Chicago’s red light cameras have a new ally – Mayoral Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. WBBM’s Nancy Harty reports he’s calling for them to stop issuing tickets.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Lakeview home.  (Credit: CBS)

Mayor Emanuel’s Son Robbed Outside Family’s Lakeview Home

he teenage son of Mayor Rahm Emanuel was the victim of a robbery outside the mayor’s Lakeview home Friday night, a spokesperson from the mayor’s office confirms.

12/20/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel cuts the ribbon at the opening of a new Chicago brewery. (CBS)

Mayor Emanuel Gets In One More Ribbon-Cutting Before Leaving The Country

The mayor’s re-election campaign also released polling information that shows the incumbent has an edge. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

12/19/2014

The bane of Chicago motorists: red-light cameras. (CBS)

Study: City’s Red Light Camera Safety Claims Exaggerated

The Emanuel administration was standing by the city’s scandal-plagued red light camera program on Friday, in the face of a Chicago Tribune study revealing the city’s safety claims have been overblown.

12/19/2014

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson. (Credit: CBS)

Wilson To Rahm: “Every Citizen Should Be Able To Run”

Mayoral challenger Willie Wilson is criticizing Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to challenge the nominating petitions he filed to get on the ballot for mayor in the 2015 election.

12/18/2014

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Unions Sue To Stop Chicago Pension Overhaul

Current and retired city workers and their labor unions have filed a lawsuit arguing a law overhauling Chicago’s pension systems is unconstitutional. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court also asks a judge to stop the law from taking effect Jan. 1.

12/16/2014

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Mayor’s Panel Issues Recommendations On Curbing Violence In Chicago

A commission organized by the mayor has issued a report outlining what it calls a “strategic plan” for curbing violence in Chicago.

12/16/2014

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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

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference announcing Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over Voter ID regulations at the Department of Justice on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney General, Chicago Leaders Discuss Racial Tensions

The meeting is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama after clashes between protesters and police across the nation.

12/12/2014

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a press conference announcing Department of Justice plans to sue North Carolina over Voter ID regulations at the Department of Justice on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Attorney General Holder To Meet With Police, Public In Chicago

Holder’s meeting with law enforcement, elected officials and the public on Friday is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama in the wake of clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.

12/12/2014

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City Council Delays Vote On E15 Gas Station Ordinance

Aldermen have delayed action on a proposed ordinance that would require many gas stations to offer fuel that contains a higher blend of ethanol, in an issue that has Mayor Rahm Emanuel and powerful Ald. Ed Burke (14th) at odds.

12/10/2014

Dr. Amara Enyia dropped out of the race for mayor on Wednesday, and endorsed Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd). (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Enyia Drops Out Of Mayor’s Race, Backs Fioretti

Dr. Amara Enyia, a community activist who was one of the first candidates to announce a bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel has dropped out of the race, and thrown her support behind Ald. Bob Fioretti.

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

Ald. Robert Fioretti

Fioretti Pushes Commuter Tax, Rejects Garcia’s Graduated Income Tax Proposal

The two most prominent contenders running against Mayor Rahm Emanuel in February have come up with some very different ideas about raising revenue for Chicago.

12/05/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Obama spoke about the economy to a group at the Kellog business school after attending a fundraiser at another location earlier in the day. (Credit:  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago, New York, Honolulu To Submit Proposals For Obama Library

Next week, a handful of President Barack Obama’s oldest friends and associates will start judging proposals from two universities in Chicago and one each in New York and Honolulu, and by the end of March, Obama and the first lady will announce the winner.

12/05/2014

Chicago Mayoral candidate Frederick Collins. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Cop Frederick Collins Wins Top Spot On Chicago Mayoral Ballot

The lottery to determine the order of the candidates for Chicago’s mayoral election in February was held Wednesday at the Chicago Board of Elections.

12/03/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and several aldermen discuss the City Council's approval of an ordinance raising the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019.

Aldermen Approve Plan To Hike Minimum Wage

Aldermen have overwhelmingly approved a plan to gradually raise the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years.

12/02/2014

City Hall

Aldermen Poised To Boost Chicago Minimum Wage To $13-An-Hour

Aldermen have set the stage to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next four-and-a-half years, under a measure the City Council is expected to approve Tuesday.

12/02/2014

City Hall

City Council To Vote On Hiking Chicago’s Minimum Wage

The City Council Committee on Workforce Development on Monday backed the mayor’s plan to raise the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour by 2019, and sent the measure to the full City Council for a vote on Tuesday.

12/01/2014

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