mayoral race

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia (Credit: CBS)

Competing Endorsements Roll In For Emanuel, Garcia

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes of the Chicago mayoral race.


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)

Legal Marijuana In Chicago? The Mayoral Candidates Weigh In

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson didn’t exactly stick to the script when he was asked for his position on legalizing marijuana use.


John McCain

Arizona Sen. John McCain Endorses Suburban Mayoral Candidate

A high-profile endorsement is drawing attention to the mayoral race in Arlington Heights.


Karen Freeman-Wilson

Freeman-Wilson Wins Handily In Race For Gary Mayor

Voters in Gary have elected their first woman mayor.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Report: Emanuel’s Victory More Lopsided Than It Appeared

An in-depth look at numbers from last month’s mayoral election indicates Rahm Emanuel’s victory was even more one-sided than it may have appeared.

CBS Chicago–03/21/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

2 Candidates Vie For Highland Park Mayor

North suburban Highland Park is among several communities that will choose a new mayor in the April 5 elections.

WBBM Newsradio–03/18/2011

Jay Levine

Keys To Rahm Emanuel’s Decisive Victory

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel succeeded in the mayoral race by connecting with people across the city, and raising money far in excess of any of his opponents, explains CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

CBS 2–02/23/2011

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel On The Road As Mayor-Elect

Some Chicagoans are still getting used to the idea of moving forward without Mayor Richard M. Daley, the only mayor many city residents have ever known.

CBS Chicago–02/23/2011

Gery Chico

Chico Concedes Chicago Mayor’s Race To Emanuel

Former Chicago Public Schools President Gery Chico has conceded the mayor’s race to former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Mayor Richard M. Daley

No Daley On Ballot For First Time In 22 Years

Nobody named Daley is on the mayoral ballot for the first time in 22 years – and for one of only a few times in the past 56 years.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Voting, Mayoral Candidates

Chicago Voters Head To Polls

Voters are turning out at the polls today, as they cast their ballots in the first mayoral race in 22 years that has not included the name Richard M. Daley.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Carol Moseley Braun (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Braun Wants Investigation Of Emanuel’s Mailings

Carol Moseley Braun says she has asked the U.S. Attorney’s to investigate what she calls “allegations of campaign intimidation.”

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2011

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

The four major candidates for Chicago mayor prepare to debate Thursday night. (AP)

Dutch Reporters Cover Chicago Mayoral Race

Chicago’s mayoral election has drawn international attention. A Dutch reporter tagged along with the candidates over the weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–02/21/2011

Gery Chico

Gery Chico On The Election

CBS 2 has invited all of the major mayoral candidates to talk about their campaigns on-set. Today, it’s Gery Chico’s turn.


Mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel (left), Gery Chico (CBS)

Emanuel Defends Robo-Calls Linking Chico, Tea Party

Mayoral frontrunner Rahm Emanuel is defending his use of robo-calls to call out challenger Gery Chico for having received the endorsement of a Tea Party group.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011

Voters cast their ballots in suburban Chicago. (credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Last Day For Early Voting In Heated Mayoral Race

The last day has arrived for early voting in the mayoral race, and Election Day is right around the corner.

CBS Chicago–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

Rahm Emanuel

Poll Shows Emanuel With 58 Percent Support

One week before Chicago’s mayoral election, a new poll suggests there will be a clear and easy winner next Tuesday.

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2011

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

Candidates Court Voters Before Election

Candidates spent quality time with voters on one of the last weekends before the Chicago mayoral election.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2011