Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Election Day Is Here; Will Emanuel Avoid A Runoff?

The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.

02/24/2015

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For Undecided Voters, Personal Conversations Could Mean More Than Campaign Rhetoric

With the clock winding down on the race for mayor, plenty of voters still haven’t made up their mind, in a race that shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel right at the edge of avoiding a head-to-head runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.

02/23/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Race For Mayor Entering Home Stretch In Chicago

Chicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.

02/23/2015

This New Year’s Parade celebrated the year of the sheep, or ram, depending on who you ask.  (Credit: Nancy Harty)

Chinatown Parade Celebrates Lunar New Year

Thousands of people turned out in the cold this afternoon for the Chinese New Year parade in Chicago’s Chinatown, reports WBBM’s Nancy Harty.

02/22/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral Candidates Making Final Weekend Push Ahead Of Election

Three of the men who want to be the next mayor of Chicago made a case today for why they should get Chicagoans’ votes on this final weekend before Election Day, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

02/21/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (CBS)

Emanuel Opposes Rauner’s Proposed Cuts To Child Day Care

Mayor Rahm Emanuel questions Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget decisions which affect children, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

02/18/2015

The teachers' strike is on its second day and will likely to go into a third, according to Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis. Salary is far from the only issue on teachers' minds. Other issues include quality of the classroom, job security, and teacher evaluations. Find out more here. (Credit: Mason Johnson)

Garcia: Teachers More Likely To Go On Strike If Emanuel Re-Elected

County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia says another teachers strike is likely next fall if Emanuel is re-elected.

02/17/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Poll Shows Emanuel Close To Majority Needed To Avoid Runoff

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports while the mayor is sprinting for the magic number of 50 plus one needed to avoid a runoff election, one of his challengers appears to be separating himself from the others.

02/16/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel (left) and challengerr Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (right) are running first and second in the latest polls in the five-man race for mayor. (Credit: CBS)

Garcia, Emanuel Square Off In TV Attack Ads

With the election less than two weeks away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his closest challenger are now fighting it out on the airwaves.

02/12/2015

From left to right: William "Dock" Walls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Willie Wilson on stage at the DuSable Museum of African American History. (Credit: CBS)

With Debates Over, Emanuel’s Challengers Plot Their Next Moves

With their final debate over and done with, Mayor Emanuel’s opponents are charting the next steps in their efforts to unseat him, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/11/2015

Jackie Robinson West players hoist the 2005 White Sox World Series Trophy outside U.S. Cellular Field during the team's celebration parade on Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Reaction To Jackie Robinson West Being Stripped Of Title

Not surprisingly, Little League International’s decision to strip Jackie Robinson West of their national title, due to violations of residency rules, has stirred up a hornet’s nest, prompting reaction from all corners.

02/11/2015

From left to right: William "Dock" Walls, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Robert Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia and Willie Wilson on stage at the DuSable Museum of African American History. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Challengers Take Aim At Upcoming Presidential Visit During Debate

WBBM’s Craig Delilmore reports this debate focused largely on issues affecting the African American community and Mayor Emanuel more than once referred to President Barack Obama’s expected visit to designate part of the far South Side’s Pullman community as a national park.

02/10/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel discusses the shooting death of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Defends Record On Education, Decision To Close Schools

Mayor Emanuel’s challengers have hammered away at his decision to close 50 schools in Black and Latino neighborhoods during this campaign. But, the Mayor says he’s done what it takes to improve education in those areas, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

02/08/2015

A Mariano's sign. (CBS)

Bronzeville Residents Slam CHA For Giving Public Housing Land To Mariano’s

South Side residents expressed frustration Thursday with the pace of replacing public housing that was torn down at the site of what will become a Mariano’s grocery store in Bronzeville.

02/05/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral Candidates Debate Red Light Cameras, Campaign Contributions

WBBM Political editor Craig Dellimore reports red light cameras got a lot of play during the debate, with Alderman Bob Fioretti calling for a moratorium.

02/04/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel. (Credit: Craig Dellimore)

Emanuel Dodges Questions On City Benefits For Campaign Donors

Mayor Rahm Emanuel side-stepped reports about his political fundraising practices, while making his own points about ethics reform.

02/03/2015

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, William "Dock" Walls, Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Emanuel, Rivals Spar Over Budget, Pensions At Second Debate

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his challengers addressed the city’s budget and crippling pension debt in their second formal debate on Friday, and the mayor left the door open just a tiny bit on a possible property tax hike.

01/30/2015

A city of Chicago red light camera (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Supports Countdown Clocks At Red Light Camera Intersections

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed the idea of installing countdown signals at every intersection in Chicago that has a red light camera, so drivers don’t have to slam on the brakes to avoid a ticket.

01/30/2015

Chicago Union Station  (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Union Station Set For $12M Renovation

The iconic 90-year-old Union Station is about to get a $12 million facelift, including upgrades to frequently crowded concourses, and improved temperature controls to avoid burst pipes that twice flooded the rail terminal this month.

01/29/2015

The five candidates for mayor -- Bob Fioretti, Willie Wilson, Rahm Emanuel, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, and William "Dock" Walls (left to right) attend their first debate before the Chicago Tribune editorial board on Jan. 27, 2015. (Pool Photo)

Mayoral Candidates Seek To Define Themselves At First Debate

The candidates for mayor squared off in the first of five debates on Tuesday, when they met with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.

01/27/2015

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