Robert Fioretti

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City Council Committee Approves Charter School Previously Rejected By CPS

A Chicago City Council committee is recommending approval of a new charter school in the McKinley Park area that was previously rejected by the Chicago School Board, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.


Customers check out some of the vendors at the 2012 edition of the Taste of Chicago, which was shortened to five days and pushed back until after the July 4 holiday. (Credit: CBS)

Aldermen Say Taste Of Chicago Is Becoming A Losing Proposition

Five aldermen led by the 2nd Ward’s Robert Fioretti point out that the Taste Of Chicago’s attendance has been dropping and lost more than $1 million last year and hasn’t been profitable since 2008.


Ald. Robert Fioretti

Fioretti: ‘I’ve Decided Not To Run For Mayor’

Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) announced officially Tuesday that he will not run for mayor, after learning he has tonsil cancer.

CBS Chicago–11/02/2010

Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd)

Ald. Fioretti Has Cancer, Won’t Run For Mayor

After a tonsillectomy, Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd) has been diagnosed with cancer, forcing him to abandon his plan to run for mayor.


Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd)

Fioretti Losing Voice, Will Delay Mayoral Bid

It’s not often that a Chicago politician loses his voice while tuning up to run for mayor. But that’s literally what’s about to happen to Ald. Robert Fioretti (2nd).


Sen. Hendon and Ald. Burke at Columbus Day Parade

Potential Mayoral Candidates Attend Columbus Day Parade

No fewer than six possible candidates for mayor attended the Columbus Day Parade on Monday. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports.

CBS 2–10/11/2010