U.S. Congressman Danny Davis announced late Friday that he's exiting the 2011 race for Chicago mayor. Davis held a New Year's Eve press conference at his campaign headquarters, where he was joined by former rivals State Senator James Meeks and former U.S.
This week on our political podcast "The Best Game in Town," we talk with NPR's David Schaper, Democratic political strategist Kitty Kurth, and the Chicago Sun-Times' Laura Washington about mayoral forums, and the dominating political news item this week: Rahm's residency.
The handful of mayoral candidates who attended a mayoral forum at Walter Payton College Prep Wednesday night just barely gave public schools a passing grade.Former School Board President Gery Chico, City Clerk Miguel Del Valle, former Senator Carol Moseley Braun and State Senator James Meeks agreed
Chicago Mayoral candidate James Meeks is pushing a plan to introduce a voucher program to the city's public schools. Meeks is a state senator and reverend. He pushed a school voucher bill through the Illinois senate earlier this year, but it failed in the House.
Updated at: 11:20 am on 12/13/2010The weather is no detriment to Chicago's mayoral candidates, who continue to campaign in all corners of the city. There was little downtime for a number of candidates this weekend.On Saturday, former U.S.
Debating debates, DREAM Act, and DADTMissed anything this week in Chicago-area politics? Never fear! WBEZ elections producer Kristin Moo here, and I’ve beefed up my Google Reader and perked up my ears to keep track for you.