As part of a special encore presentation of Eight Forty-Eight, producer Katie O'Brien revisited the milestones that marked 2011. Local sports teams and franchise players often become part of a city’s identity.
Karen Freeman-Wilson won the race for mayor of Gary, Indiana back in November; in the process, she made history. Freeman-Wilson is the state’s first African-American female mayor and Gary’s first female mayor.Freeman-Wilson was born and raised in Gary and attended Harvard Law School.
Updated on 4/7/11 at 11:06amVoters throughout Chicago's suburbs cast ballots in more than two dozen races for mayor or village president. But amidst budget pressures and uncertain economic times, the response from voters in most communities was: stay the course.That wasn't true in eve
In 2007, the SEIU poured $2 million into aldermanic contests. The union said the effort landed the group nine victories. Now that campaigning for the 2011 municipal elections is underway, the influential SEIU hopes to replicate its status as a key player.
This week on our weekly political podcast The Best Game in Town, we hear from the mayoral candidates who attended a forum this week at the University of Illinois at Chicago. They include some lesser known candidates with big ideas for the office.