Ah, the bounty that is Chicago news. Plenty to talk about today: (Flickr/Paul Hertz)Top story: The Chicago police are reeling after one of their own was shot and killed on Friday while investigating a crime scene.
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.
A new poll of some mayoral candidates shows former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel with a huge lead over his competitors. The automated poll was conducted by the Chicago Retail Merchants Association Monday evening after all the candidates' signatures had been turned in.
One of the tools at WBEZ's disposal (at least for the time being) is AP photography. It's great for pictures of news events or newsmakers. It's usually for more national stories, but you will get some local work because AP has a few stellar photographers filing daily.
Monday is the final day for candidates for city offices in Chicago to turn in their election paperwork, and a couple mayor hopefuls still haven't filed their petitions.When the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners closed for the weekend, nine candidates had filed to run for mayor.
Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has officially kicked off her campaign for Chicago mayor, announcing her candidacy Saturday and joining a crowded field of contenders.Braun now runs an organic food company.
This week on our Illinois political podcast Best Game in Town:Mayoral campaigns tout their own diversity, and what's in a petition signature? More than you might think. We find out all the tricks of the trade when it comes to bouncing candidates off the ballot.