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.
There are lots of hairs being split Wednesday over Rahm Emanuel's eligibility to run for mayor of Chicago. Elections attorney Burt Odelson told the Chicago Tribune he has evidence the Chicago Board of Elections ruled Emanuel an inactive voter in 2009.
Most candidates for Chicago mayor are now one step closer to getting on the ballot. Monday was the first day they could file the required 12,500 signatures with the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners.