For those following Chicago’s mayoral race, the new year seems to have brought a narrowing of the field. The front runners in the race are now four: Carol Moseley Braun, Gery Chico, Miguel Del Valle and Rahm Emanuel.Each has their own baggage.
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The youngest of Mayor Richard J. Daley’s children is by no means the runt of the pack. As special counsel to former President Bill Clinton, Bill Daley famously led the charge to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The four major candidates running for Chicago mayor can agree on one thing: there should be a new police superintendent.Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has been under fire from the police union, which has held marches against his leadership.
Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel was asked by a local reporter about the swirling controversy over privatizing the summer festivals and quite possibly charging admissions to the larger festivals, like Taste of Chicago.Emanuel says nothing of interest.
Rahm Emanuel says Bill Daley would make be a good pick to replace him on a permanent basis as White House chief of staff. Published reports say President Barack Obama is considering hiring Daley for the position previously held by Emanuel.