The race to replace Mayor Richard Daley is in its final stretch. With debate season underway, the candidates are trying to convince Chicagoans that they're the best pick to lead the city, to be its public face, its CEO.
The Illinois Appellate Court is expected to rule within the next few days as to whether Rahm Emanuel can run for mayor of Chicago. Attorneys presented their cases Wednesday.This was take three over the eligibility of Rahm Emanuel's candidacy.
Neighborhood issues played a part in aldermanic endorsements by SEIU Illinois State Council in the 2011 Chicago city council races.The service employees union played a big role in the same elections four years ago.
The consensus in the media is that last night's mayoral forum was short on substantive news to takeaway. In short, it was a snooze fest. I don't mind though, because it gave me a chance to see our mayoral candidates up close and personal.
Last night the four frontrunners for mayor gathered for their first major debate of the election. The candidates did not generate a lot of sparks. But there were quite a few questions – nearly three dozen of them. And they were posed by high schoolers.
Alderman Gene Schulter of the 47th Ward won’t be seeking reelection as alderman.In a statement from Schulter’s office, the alderman says he's dropping out because he’s submitted an application to serve on the Cook County Board of Review.