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.
There’s no disputing the numbers: Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel had an overwhelming victory in an election that – while not quite as big as had been anticipated – brought a higher percentage of registered voters to the polls than any other municipal campaign since 1995.
It’s such a ritual, this thing we do today. We trudge out to a neighborhood school or senior center or library and stand in line, sign our names and make a choice. Sometimes we’re thrilled about our choice, sometimes indifferent, sometimes downright disgusted.
There are four days left until Chicago’s municipal election. The candidates have been out in full force - stumping hard for votes. But behind the scenes, it’s the army of volunteers that have helped really make the difference.
So now that the televised debates are over, the mad dash to the finish line is on! The race to become mayor of Chicago is heading into its final days before Tuesday’s election. The last TV ads will air and candidates’ schedules are packed with appearances!
Every time I see or hear Gery Chico’s commercial targeting Latinos I’m always amazed. In it, Congressman Luis Gutierrez looks straight at the camera and talks about what a great guy Chico is and how he will get things done.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is lashing out at Gery Chico's campaign for defending comments Daley says are anti-Semitic.A union leader who's supporting Chico's bid for mayor referred to former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as "a Wall Street Judas" who was looking for a bag of silv