Time is running out for candidates to try to kick their opponents off the February ballot in Chicago. Tuesday is the deadline for those objections to be filed.During the election four years ago for mayor and other city offices, 208 objections were filed with the Chicago Board of Elections.
Cook County Clerk David Orr is calling on Chicago officials to overhaul special taxing districts that siphon millions of dollars from local taxing bodies, and his request comes as aldermen and some mayoral candidates cling to these districts as a golden ticket to solving some of the city's problems,
The Federal Aviation Administration is committing $3.4 million to the design of a new air traffic control tower at O'Hare Airport.U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the grant for the design of a South Air Traffic Control Tower, as part of the O'Hare Modernization Program.
Long lines will form Monday morning at the Chicago Board of Elections. That's because candidates for mayor, city clerk, treasurer and aldermen can start turning in their nominating petitions Monday. Mayor Daley-wannabees must submit 12,500 signatures to get on the ballot.
President Obama’s ten-day tour of Asia is an effort to drum up economic opportunities for American businesses and maybe more jobs at home.Working the international trade circuit has also been a hallmark of Mayor Daley’s tenure.
The list of Chicago mayoral hopefuls is a little shorter today. U.S. Representative Mike Quigley says he will not run.Quigley says the idea of running for mayor is very tempting. He says, "As the mayor said, it's one of the great jobs in the world.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has not yet said if he's running for reelection in 2011. And don't look for an announcement anytime soon. The mayor officially kicked-off his last four campaigns (see chart below) in the December before the election, around the time ballot petitions are due.