Teachers Union On Runoff In Mayor's Race: 'A Beautiful Day For Democracy'Among the first to back Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in his bid for mayor, the Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday was taking a brief moment to enjoy Garcia’s success in forcing a runoff with Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Round Two Begins In Race For Mayor; Emanuel Vs. Garcia On April 7After suffering an embarrassing setback in his bid for a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel faces six more weeks of campaigning, in a head-to-head battle with Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.
Election Day Is Here; Will Emanuel Avoid A Runoff?The campaigning is over, it’s decision day, and the polls are open. Voters now have a chance to choose whether they want Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stay in office, and who they want to represent their ward on the City Council.
For Undecided Voters, Personal Conversations Could Mean More Than Campaign RhetoricWith the clock winding down on the race for mayor, plenty of voters still haven’t made up their mind, in a race that shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel right at the edge of avoiding a head-to-head runoff with Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.
Race For Mayor Entering Home Stretch In ChicagoChicago’s mayoral candidates were entering the final hours of campaigning on Monday. Voters will cast their ballots on Tuesday, so candidates were doing everything they can Monday to garner votes.
Early Voting Ends Saturday; Officials Remind Voters No Do-OversChicago election officials were urging voters to get it right the first time if they take advantage of early voting in the upcoming city elections, because there are no do-overs.
Watchdog Group Seeks Incentives For Small Campaign DonationsIllinois Public Interest Research Group director Abe Scarr said campaign finance records show contributions of more than $1,000 account for more than 86 percent of all money flowing to the five mayoral campaigns, while less than 2 percent of the dollars came from small contributions of less than $150.
Garcia, Emanuel Square Off In TV Attack AdsWith the election less than two weeks away, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his closest challenger are now fighting it out on the airwaves.
Early Voting Begins For Chicago Mayoral, Aldermanic ElectionsEarly voting starts Monday at 51 locations in Chicago. The Chicago Board of Election Commissioners says each site also will offer voter registration. The election is Feb. 24.
Black Ministers Want To Get "Souls To The Polls" For Mayoral ElectionA coalition of black churches in Chicago has launched a campaign to engage their congregations, and get people to vote in next month’s mayoral election.
Mayoral Candidates Seek To Define Themselves At First DebateThe candidates for mayor squared off in the first of five debates on Tuesday, when they met with the Chicago Tribune editorial board.
Poll: Emanuel Has Strong Lead Over Rivals, Not Enough To Avoid RunoffA new poll shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel holding a solid, but not comfortable, lead over his nearest competitor in next month’s election.
Fioretti Accuses Emanuel Of Refusing To Press Charges In Mugging Of Mayor’s SonChicago Alderman and mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti today raised the mugging of Mayor Emanuel's son as a campaign issue, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Walls On Bid For Mayor: "We Work Harder Than The Other Candidates"Cash-strapped mayoral hopeful William “Dock” Walls says his campaign is going strong, and getting stronger in race pitting four challengers against Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Fioretti Proposes Parking Ticket Amnesty ProgramFioretti, who is one of four challengers facing off against Mayor Rahm Emanuel next month, said he’s introducing an ordinance that would cancel the onerous fees and penalties for parking ticket scofflaws, if they pay up their original unpaid parking fines in full.