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Politics and Elections

Emanuel challenger Garcia calls for graduated income tax

Fioretti challenges Emanuel to five mayoral debates

Emanuel not challenging question on electing school board

Emanuel to kick off re-election campaign

Labor leader cries foul over $250K to Garcia mayoral fund

Ald. Michael Chandler won’t seek fifth term

Now it’s a race: Garcia gets $250,000 from union for mayoral run

Emanuel leads Garcia in new poll but risks a runoff

More than 250 candidates file to run for alderman

Monday was the last day to file nominating petitions for Chicago’s 2015 elections, and more than 250 people submitted petitions to run for alderman before the filing period closed.

With Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd) running for mayor, one of the most-closely watched aldermanic races is set to take place in the 2nd Ward. Candidates seeking to succeed Fioretti include: Stacey Pfingsten, Fioretti’s outreach director; Brian Hopkins, chief of staff for Cook County Commissioner John Daley; and restaurant group executive Bita Buenrostro.

Cook County clerk adds suburban filing locations for school candidates