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Preckwinkle brings ambition, experience to mayoral race

In this Dec. 9. 2018 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks during a news conference at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters in Chicago.

Bianca Cseke, Copy Editor

February 25, 2019

When Toni Preckwinkle was a teacher with Chicago Public Schools, one of her students was killed in a drive-by shooting while standing on their front porch. It’s moments like these that Preckwinkle says have influenced her decision to go into public service, including alderman of the 4th Ward, Cook...

Bill Daley joins race to become Chicago’s next mayor

Bill Daley joins race to become Chicago’s next mayor

Emma Oxnevad, Asst. News Editor

September 24, 2018

Bill Daley announced his decision to run for mayor of Chicago, continuing a Daley family dynasty in the city. Daley is the son of Richard J. Daley and the brother of Richard M. Daley, who remain Chicago’s two longest-serving mayors, 21 and 22 years, respectively. “Daley’s last name, by itself,...

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