Mayoral Candidates Discuss Burke Shakedown Scandal At Downtown ForumAld. Ed Burke and the corruption charges against him were on all the Chicago mayoral candidates' minds at a forum held at the Union League Club Friday.
Preckwinkle, Mendoza Attempt To Distance Themselves From Ald. Burke And Corruption InvestigationThe two Chicago mayoral candidates are working furiously to distance themselves from Burke and Ald. Danny Solis.
Preckwinkle Proposes Minimum Wage Hike If She Becomes Mayor"If you look at what it costs to live in Chicago, $15.00 an hour brings a family of four just above the poverty level. So if we're going to have jobs that enable you to support your families, we've got to pay people a little better."
Activists Criticize Preckwinkle For Overstating Her Role In The Laquan McDonald Case"I'm saying she's trying to capitalize off this, man. I'm saying she's wrong. She's only doing this because she's in hot water with that (Ald. Ed) Burke situation. That's the only reason she's doing that."
Ed Burke Charges Cast Shadow Over Chicago's Mayoral RaceFederal corruption charges, against Alderman Ed Burke, are casting a shadow over Chicago's mayoral race.
Preckwinkle To Return $116,000 From Fundraiser At Ald. Burke's HomeCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is returning $116,000 in campaign contributions collected at a fundraiser hosted by Ald. Edward Burke’s house last year, seeking to distance herself from the attempted extortion charge against him.
Chicago Mayoral Candidates Try Distancing Themselves From Ald. Ed Burke After Corruption ChargesThree candidates who've had close relationships with Burke are furiously pointing fingers at each other as to who is tighter with the tainted alderman.
Ald. Edward Burke, Facing Corruption Charge, Resigns As Finance Committee ChairmanWhile insisting he's "done nothing wrong" Ald. Edward Burke (14th) is stepping down as chairman of the City Council Finance Committee, after he was charged with attempted extortion, the mayor's office announced Friday morning.
Chicago's Mayoral Candidates Use Different Methods To Build SupportWith ward organizations fading, the union's foot soldiers are equally valuable.
Chicago Mayoral Candidates Jerry Joyce and John Kolzar Land First And Last Spots On BallotChicago mayoral candidate Jerry Joyce, an attorney from the South Side, won the lottery earning his name the top on the ballot among a crowded field of 21 candidates trying to earn on a spot in the race to succeed Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
It's Now Official: Newly Reelected State Comptroller Mendoza Now Running For Chicago MayorIt's not exactly a surprise since an announcement video leaked out before Mendoza won re-election as state comptroller.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Launches Bid For Chicago MayorCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced Thursday her decision to enter the already-crowded race for Chicago mayor, but her announcement was clouded by the controversial firing of one of her top aides this week.