Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Courts Black Vote At South Side Rally

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was courting votes in the Black community Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

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Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Garcia: Emanuel’s Approach To City Finances ‘Irresponsible’

On the campaign trail Saturday in the South Shore neighborhood, challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia called Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s approach to the city’s finances “irresponsible.”

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Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel: Garcia Asking For Voters’ “Blind Faith”

A day after challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia went on the offensive in the second televised mayoral debate of the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel again chastised his rival for not making his plans for the city clear.

03/27/2015

Mayoral hopeful Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis have lunch Thursday in Bronzeville, with less than two weeks until the runoff election against Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Twitter/@garcia4chicago)

Garcia And Lewis Talk Campaign Strategy Over Lunch

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis joined mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for a strategy session Thursday afternoon in Bronzeville, their first joint appearance in several weeks.

03/26/2015

Ald. Emma Mitts (left) is facing challenger Tara Stamps (right) in a runoff election in the 37th Ward on the West Side of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Alderman Mitts Apologizes For Anti-Gay Comments

Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) – who chairs the Budget Committee and, according to a University of Illinois at Chicago study, votes with Mayor Rahm Emanuel 97 percent of the time – apologized for anti-gay comments she made at a candidates’ forum last weekend, after video of her remarks surfaced this week.

03/26/2015

Debra Michaud (left) and other activists with Tar Sands Free Midwest call on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to press oil company BP harder for a full accounting of a 2014 oil spill into Lake Michigan.

Activists Want Emanuel To Press BP For Answers On Oil Spill

Local environmental activists have said they’re not getting the answers they want from City Hall about an oil spill that occurred in northwest Indiana a year ago this week.

03/26/2015

Midway International Airport (CBS File Photo)

Does Mayor Emanuel Know Where Chicago’s Airports Got Their Names?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel appeared to suggest renaming one of Chicago’s airports after President Barack Obama on Thursday, but also sounded confused about how the O’Hare and Midway got their current names.

03/26/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

At CSU Mayoral Forum, Chuy Garcia Calls For Luxury Tax

Mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia unveiled some specifics at a mayoral forum, which featured some fireworks with protesters targeting Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

03/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel Touts Expansion Of Small Business Program

Two weeks before the election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced $5 million in new funding has become available to help small businesses in Chicago.

03/25/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia joins protesters demanding a $15 an hour minimum wage for all Chicago Public Schools employees and contract workers. (Credit: Bernie Tafoya/WBBM)

Garcia, Teachers Call For $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage At CPS

The Chicago Teachers Union has stepped up the fight to increase the minimum wage in Chicago, demanding better pay for non-union workers at the Chicago Public Schools, and mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia has joined their effort.

03/25/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia discusses crime in Chicago, saying the city's children have been failed by adults. (Credit: CBS)

Garcia Back In Chicago After Fundraising Trip To NYC, D.C.

Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia was back in Chicago on Tuesday, following a two-day trip to the East Coast in search of campaign donations, volunteers, and Election Day help.

03/25/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel at a senior center in the West Pullman neighborhood. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Anti-Rahm Community Activists Demonstrate In Loop

Community activists, parents elected officials and others gathered in the Loop to voice a litany of complaints about Mayor Emanuel, and lay out their agenda for changing the city’s direction, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/24/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Mayor Emanuel Turns To Ministers To Marshal African-American Support

With just two weeks to go until the runoff election, Mayor Emanuel is pushing hard to marshal African-American clergy to turn out a big vote for him, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/24/2015

Protesters gather outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office at City Hall, demanding a meeting to discuss police brutality. (Credit: Twitter/@Newsonista)

Protesters Demand Meeting With Emanuel On Police Brutality

Several dozen activists, including clergy, staged a noisy protest outside the mayor’s office at City Hall on Tuesday, denouncing alleged police brutality, and the group managed to get an invitation for a conversation with a staff member.

03/24/2015

A speed camera system in Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Lawsuit Accuses City Of “Skipping A Step” In Red Light And Speed Camera Ticketing

Cash-strapped Chicago should be forced to refund $600 million in red-light and speed camera tickets dating back to 2003 because it “skipped a step” and denied motorists due process, a lawsuit filed Monday argues.

03/24/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Wins Hospitality Union Backing, As Garcia Works To Shore Up Support

On the first day of early voting in Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia were criss-crossing the city to bolster support with Chicago voters.

03/23/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Polls Show Mayor Emanuel Gaining Momentum

Two polls released by the Chicago-based polling firm Ogden and Fry show Mayor Rahm Emanuel with an edge over his opponent, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

03/22/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

With Just Over Two Weeks To Go, Emanuel, Garcia Out Vying For Voters

With just a little over two weeks before the runoff election, the candidates for mayor have been criss-crossing the city looking for votes, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

03/21/2015

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Allies Slam Garcia As ‘Novice,’ While Chuy Seeks To Emulate Harold Washington

Mayor 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.

03/20/2015

Aldermen Brendan Reilly, Ameya Pawar, and Michele Smith (left to right) roll out two stacks of budget documents and audits as they criticize mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for not providing specifics for his budget plan. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Emanuel Allies: Garcia Budget Plan As Real As ‘Leprechauns And Unicorns’

At a City Hall press conference, City Clerk Susana Mendoza and three aldermen who back the mayor rolled out a couple of hand trucks of budget books and audits they claim mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia could use to craft his budget plans.

03/19/2015

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