Rev. James Meeks

Mayoral candidate Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia (left) gives a thumbs up sign after voting on election day. Mayor Rahm Emanuel (right) greets supporters at an election day rally. Garcia forced a runoff election with Emanuel, to be held in April. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Emanuel Allies Slam Garcia As ‘Novice,’ While Chuy Seeks To Emulate Harold Washington

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia both pulled in more endorsements Friday, as the mayor tried to solidify his lead in the polls, and Garcia sought to build a Harold Washington-like coalition.

03/20/2015

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Rauner Appoints Rev. Meeks To Chair State Board Of Education

Governor-elect Bruce Rauner announced a number of appointments for cabinet positions and agency heads on Saturday, including naming former State Senator Rev. James Meeks to be the chairman of the State Board of Education.

01/10/2015

Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Coalition Of Chicago Ministers Backs Quinn For Governor

Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday received the endorsement of a few dozen church leaders, most of them African-American ministers, but there were a couple notable absences.

06/12/2014

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner announces the formation of a committee of Democrats and Independents supporting his campaign. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/CBS)

Rauner Enlists Bipartisan Support In Seeking “New Solutions” For Illinois

Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said he’s not going to agree with his supporters on every issue, even his own wife.

03/21/2014

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

Meeks Won’t Run For Another Term In State Senate

Rev. and State Sen. James Meeks (D-Chicago) is the latest in a line of Chicago area lawmakers who have decided not to seek re-election.

WBBM Newsradio–11/10/2011

Salem Christian Academy

Rev. Meeks’ Salem Christian School To Close

After 21 years, Salem Christian Academy on the city’s Far South Side is closing its doors.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

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.

12/05/2010

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

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

Meeks To Give Up Running Church For Mayoral Race

State Sen. Rev. James Meeks has announced he will temporarily give up the day-to-day operations of his Salem Baptist Church as he prepares his run for mayor.

11/01/2010