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.
The Chicago City Council Wednesday signed off on Mayor Richard Daley's final city budget. The plan does not raise property taxes, but it does empty some of the city's reserves.Bob Fioretti of the 2nd Ward was one of just seven aldermen to vote against Mayor Daley's spending plan.
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.
The Federal Aviation Administration is committing $3.4 million to the design of a new air traffic control tower at O'Hare Airport.U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the grant for the design of a South Air Traffic Control Tower, as part of the O'Hare Modernization Program.
Long lines will form Monday morning at the Chicago Board of Elections. That's because candidates for mayor, city clerk, treasurer and aldermen can start turning in their nominating petitions Monday. Mayor Daley-wannabees must submit 12,500 signatures to get on the ballot.