Well Wishers Greet Mayor Lightfoot At City Hall"The fact that we now have a black, lesbian lawyer, wonderful person in this job is spectacular. It's more than a symbol. I think it's going to create a whole different environment in the city of Chicago."
Emanuel On His Time As Mayor: 'We Got Our Game Back'"I am at fault for being impatient. I take it. I'm happy about that because sometimes a political system with a lot of fixed interests needs a little impatience in it."
Lincoln Yards and The 78 Get The Green Light From City CouncilLincoln Yards will soak up a as much as 900 million dollars in TIF subsidies, creating 6,000 housing units over its 70 acres. And The 78, a south of the Loop district along the Chicago River, could could consume up to 700 million in TIF funds, while creating 13 million square feet of residential and commercial space.
In The Race For 33rd Ward Alderman, Sanchez Leads Mell By 19 VotesVotes are still being tallied in the 33rd ward on Chicago's North Side. That's where incumbent Ald. Deb Mell is being challenged by political newcomer Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez. According to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners, Sanchez has a 19 vote lead over Mell.
Lightfoot: 'There Are Things A Big City Mayor Can Do To Really Transform And Improve People's Lives'"I truly love this city. I see the greatness of it in every neighorhood, every corner of it. But we need to make sure that we are providing real opportunity. I just think there are things that a big city mayor can do to really transform and improve people's lives that no other elected official can do. And I really look forward to the opportunity."
Serious City Challenges Await Mayor-Elect Lightfoot"I want to have a constructive relationship with the FOP, but I'm not going to support the things they've done which basically throw up roadblocks and obstruction toward progress."
5th Ward Race Between Incumbent Leslie Hairston And Activist William Calloway Too Close To Call In the battle between the established politician and an activist who wanted to challenge the establishment incumbent Leslie Hairston and William Calloway are neck and neck.
Deborah Mell, Rossana Rodriguez Sanchez Locked In Race Too Close To Call For 33rd Ward AldermanWith two precincts outstanding, Deborah Mell held a 47-vote lead in the race for 33rd Ward alderman.
Andre Vasquez Defeats Longtime 40th Ward Alderman Patrick O'ConnorLongtime 40th ward Ald. Patrick O'Connor was trailing Andre Vasquez by 1,057 votes for 40th ward alderman with 100 percent of precincts reporting, but Vasquez has yet to declare victory.
Ariel Reboyras Wins 30th Ward Seat Over Jessica GutierrezA long-term incumbent and a newcomer with a strong political ties battled for the 30th ward and Ariel Reboyras passed Jessica Gutierrez to be the next alderman for the North Side ward.
Byron Sigcho-Lopez Wins The 25th Ward Seat Once Held By Ald. SolisIn the race to replace embattled Ald. Daniel Solis, Byron Sigcho-Lopez overtook Alex Acevedo to be the next alderman for Chicago's 25th ward.
Foxx Controversy Takes Center Stage Prior To Election Day"We are not going to be quiet when someone is being crucified and they're crucifying Kim Foxx unjustly."
New Preckwinkle Ad Attacks Lightfoot's Critical Failure At 911 Center"You don't engage in cover-ups when things go wrong, you take responsibility and try to address the problems."
Preckwinkle Campaign Won't Be Airing Ads For A While; Expert Says "It Means They're Broke"Chicago mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle says she won't be airing any more television ads, at least for a while.
Preckwinkle Has Stopped Spending Money On TV AdsMeantime, Toni Preckwinkle received the endorsement of a host of west siders, including Illinois U.S. Congressman Danny Davis.