Rep. Ken Dunkin

State Rep. Ken Dunkin (far left) and several other black state lawmakers endorsed Mayor Rahm Emanuel (second from right) in the upcoming runoff election. (Credit: Craig Dellmore/WBBM)

Emanuel Picks Up More Black Support, Including From Former Critic On Crime

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.


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Businessman Goes On Trial For Illegally Lobbying On Behalf Of Mugabe

Prosecutors painted the 72-year-old C. Greg Turner as a greedy opportunist who sought to cash in on President Barack Obama’s election by secretly and illegally lobbying Chicago politicians to lift U.S. sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe.


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Emanuel’s Gun Crime Legislation Stalls In Springfield

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s push to stiffen penalties for illegal guns hit an unexpected roadblock in the Illinois House on Thursday, as black lawmakers managed to halt the proposal for now.