One of the two Illinois Appellate Court judges who reversed the residency board's decision to keep Rahm Emanuel on the ballot has an election stumble in his past. Judge Thomas E. Hoffman joined Judge Shelvin Hall in the majority decision.
"Rahm Emanuel was thrown off the ballot for mayor of Chicago today by an appellate court panel, a stunning blow to the fund-raising leader in the race," the Chicago Sun-Times reports.The Tribune is on the story as well.Emanuel, a former congressman from Chicago who was President O
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.