Mayoral Candidates

Candidates Last Day

Mayoral Candidates Make Final Push For Votes

The race for mayor is down to the home stretch, with polls set to open in less than 24 hours. CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2011

Walter Jacobson

Walter Spins A Short Yarn About The Mayoral Candidates

CBS 2’s Walter Jacobson, no tall drink of water himself, points out a physical characteristics all of the mayoral hopefuls share.

CBS 2–02/17/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Daley On Thinking About Criticisms: ‘I Don’t’

Mayor Richard M. Daley seems unfazed by criticisms tossed his way by the people hoping to replace him.

WBBM Newsradio–02/16/2011

Mayoral Debate

Mayoral Candidates Spar Over Reparations

All six candidates for Chicago mayor went head-to-head Wednesday night at a debate at the DuSable Museum of African-American history.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Gery Chico, Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle, Rahm Emanuel, Patricia Van Pelt Watkins and William "Dock" Walls

Poll: Mayoral Candidates Would Focus On Job Creation

Job creation and retention efforts are near the top of the priority list for Chicago’s mayoral candidates, according to a Chicago Tribune questionnaire sent them on major campaign issues.

CBS Chicago–02/07/2011

Braun Debate

Candidates Braun, Watkins Meet Again

Mayoral candidates Carol Moseley Braun and Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins are meeting Friday for the first time since Braun made a comment about Watkins of being “strung out on crack.”

CBS Chicago–02/04/2011


3 Mayoral Candidates Admit To Being Bullying Victims

At least half of Chicago’s mayoral candidates admit to being subject to bullying as a child.

WBBM Newsradio–01/18/2011

Dr. King Scholarship Breakfast

Mayoral Candidates Sound Off At Dr. King Breakfast

Candidates for Chicago mayor used the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day breakfast as a political platform, with less than five weeks to go before the election.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2011

Chicago Mayoral Forum on Education held at Walter Payton College Prep High School (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Chicago Mayoral Candidates Talk Education

Charter schools, union contracts, and a proposed income tax increase were just a few topics as four of the six major candidates for Mayor sounded off on their plans to better improve Chicago public schools.

WBBM Newsradio–12/15/2010

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

Rev. Meeks Rejects Idea Of Casinos Funding Schools

CHICAGO (WBBM) – While mayoral candidates Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle said they would favor a land based casino in the City of Chicago, rival hopeful Senator Rev. James Meeks is rejecting the idea.


Carol Moseley Braun sat down for an in-depth interview with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine. (CBS)

Why Moseley Braun Resurfaced To Run For Mayor

She’s been out of politics for more than a decade and previously said she wasn’t coming back. But things have changed, she tells CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.


Candidate Petitions

Last Day For Mayoral Candidates To File

Today is the last chance for candidates to file their paperwork to run for mayor, alderman, or any other elected city office.

CBS Chicago–11/22/2010

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


Survey Seeks ‘Culture Candidate’ For Mayor

A new survey seeks answers on who is the “culture candidate” among a dozen mayoral hopefuls, both prominent and obscure.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2010