Missed anything this week in Chicago politics? We have you covered with our weekly digest of the best game in town. Mayoral meetingsThe week started out with an air of anticipation for the first mayoral debate among all four leading candidates in the race.
In this installment of WBEZ's political podcast The Best Game in Town, we take a dive into the giant pool of money that is campaign cash: How much, where from, to whom and how to.First: a primer on new campaign finance rules in the Prairie State, with Cindi Canary of the Illinois Campaign f
If you read media reports, you’d think Gery Chico is Rahm Emanuel’s most likely partner in the probable mayoral run-off.But, off camera, what every campaign has been worried about has been Carol Moseley-Braun’s ability – not to generate black votes (a given) but to force enou
Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel said Thursday that extending the CTA Red Line south is a priority. The announcement comes while the Chicago Transit Authority is working through a federal process to extend the train route.
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.
Rahm Emanuel won a public endorsement Tuesday in the race for Chicago mayor from his old boss, former President Bill Clinton. The late morning rally brought several hundred people to the Chicago Cultural Center.
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.