Mayoral

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

Exit Poll: Economy, Crime Were Big Concerns For Chicago Voters

A majority of those voters were pessimistic about the city’s economy as they hit their polling places.

04/07/2015

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd)

Ald. Fioretti Hospitalized; Former Mayoral Candidate Had Flu-Like Symptoms

Bob Fioretti, who launched an unsuccessful mayoral bid earlier this year, went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital Tuesday with a 102 fever, a political adviser said in a written statement.

04/02/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson (Credit: CBS)

Wilson Meets With Fioretti While Weighing Endorsement Of A Mayoral Candidate

Ald. Bob Fioretti and businessman Willie Wilson are out of the mayoral race, but not without clout. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/26/2015

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine plays audio for mayoral candidate Willie Wilson in which Wilson appears to use the term "Whitey." (CBS)

Mayoral Candidate: If I Used The Term ‘Whitey,’ It Doesn’t Reflect My Values

Willie Wilson found himself the focus of Chicago’s mayoral race Thursday, for the wrong reason. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

02/05/2015

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson discusses his $1 million donation to his own campaign fund. (Credit: WBBM/Craig Dellimore)

Willie Wilson On Past Troubles: ‘My Laundry’s Out There’

Willie Wilson discusses his personal history — warts and all — with CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine.

01/22/2015

Chicago Teachers Union Karen Lewis appears in a video posted online. (YouTube)

Karen Lewis Endorses Emanuel Opponent For Mayor

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis, who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumor, is seen in a video posted online Friday endorsing mayoral candidate Jesus Garcia.

10/31/2014

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

Many Suburban Mayors Ousted; Tax Hikes Rejected

In suburban elections, there were a number of upsets and incumbents getting the heave-ho.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2011

Rahm Emanuel (left); Gery Chico (CBS)

Chico Blasts ‘Rahm Tax’

Is Rahm Emanuel proposing a sales-tax cut or an increase? It’s a little bit of both, CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

01/28/2011

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan (Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Is Lisa Madigan Considering A Mayoral Run?

While she won’t issue a direct comment on the matter, a published report says Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is mulling over a possible run for mayor.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2010