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Chicago showdown: Rahm Emanuel’s runoff against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Chicago showdown: Rahm Emanuel’s runoff against Jesus “Chuy” Garcia

Brenden Moore and Megan Deppen

March 1, 2015

The 2015 Chicago mayoral election ended with incumbent Rahm Emanuel not receiving more than 50% of the vote, resulting in a runoff against Jesus "Chuy" Garcia Read More »...

Analysis: Rahm Emanuel, allies cannot hide behind money

Analysis: Rahm Emanuel, allies cannot hide behind money

Brenden Moore

March 1, 2015

Last week, Chicago voted, and last week Chicago sent a message. While Mayor Rahm Emanuel came in first place against four challengers in his bid for re-election, he failed to secure the 50 percent plus one necessary to avoid a runoff. Read More »...

A call for civic change: Chicago’s referendum for elected school board

A call for civic change: Chicago’s referendum for elected school board

Kevin Gross

March 1, 2015

Although Chicago will not know who its future mayor will be until April’s runoff election, voters were unambiguous in their approval for multiple referendum issues. Read More »...

Field of dreams: Chicago scrambles to rescue troubled Obama Library bids

Field of dreams: Chicago scrambles to rescue troubled Obama Library bids

Brenden Moore

January 18, 2015

City scrambles to rescue troubled Obama Library bids that could bring hope and change to blighted Chicago neighborhoods Read More »...

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

AP: Mayor Emanuel calls for Illinois to reform drug laws

The Associated Press

September 23, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel asked state legislators Tuesday to make possession of less than 1 gram of any controlled substance a misdemeanor and possession of less than 15 grams of marijuana a ticketable offense. He said the city has shown it is possible to reduce penalties for small...

Fioretti announces run for mayor, criticizes Emanuel

Fioretti announces run for  mayor, criticizes Emanuel

Brenden Moore

September 21, 2014

The mayor’s race has heated up in the past few weeks as Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his bid to unseat incumbent Rahm Emanuel. The second ward alderman made his announcement in front of a crowd of supporters in the gymnasium of East West University in the South Loop. He wasted no time going after ...

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