Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Wednesday sought to use residents’ unease about the city’s latest crime statistics to slow Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s momentum ahead of next week’s runoff election.
A kinder, gentler Suburban O’Hare Commission Wednesday unveiled the team of experts it has hired to find ways to reduce airport jet noise — a group that makes it clear they want to work with the city, not against it.
With less than a week until the runoff election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel picked up more endorsements from black leaders on Wednesday, including from a state lawmaker who a year ago accused the mayor of failing the city on violent crime.
Through the end of March, murders and shootings were up in Chicago, compared to the same time last year, but police said overall crime is down in the city.
There was some spirited verbal sparring between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Commissioner Chuy Garcia in the third and final televised debate ahead of next week’s runoff election, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The Amalgamated Transit Union claims the CTA has banned workers from sharing literature and talking about anything related to the 2015 Mayoral Race. As a result, they’ve filed a lawsuit claiming a violation of First Amendment rights of transit workers.
It is shaping up to be an expensive week for both candidates as they battle for supremacy of the TV air waves.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and rival Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia are expressing very different views about the high number of early votes cast ahead of their upcoming election April 7, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Republican and Democratic leaders in Indiana had press conferences Monday concerning the state’s new religious freedom law, reports WBBM’s Cisco Cotto.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel received a last minute endorsement from one of his most outspoken critics and one-time opponent, Alderman Bob Fioretti.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel was courting votes in the Black community Saturday, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mayoral candidate Chuy Garcia unveiled some specifics at a mayoral forum, which featured some fireworks with protesters targeting Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Two weeks before the election, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced $5 million in new funding has become available to help small businesses in Chicago.
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.