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Politics and Elections

Emanuel unveils second-term crime agenda

Chicago Teachers Union announces aldermanic endorsements

Tammy Duckworth exploring Senate run against Mark Kirk

In turnaround from 2011, Firefighters Union endorses Emanuel

Daley who? Rahm, City Council candidates downplay their ties to the political dynasty

Emanuel dismisses Fioretti’s LaSalle Street Tax proposal

On Friday Mayor Rahm Emanuel took aim at challenger Bob Forietti’s support of a financial transactions tax, saying the key to economic growth in Chicago is lowering taxes, not adding new ones.

Fioretti has expressed support for what is commonly known in Chicago as the LaSalle Street tax throughout his mayoral campaign. The tax would impose a fee on transactions at Chicago’s financial and commodity exchanges.

When asked by a reporter for his thoughts on the LaSalle Street tax on Friday, Emanuel argued it would drive business out of Chicago.


Garcia floats sales tax for CTA improvements

Pro-charter school PAC rolls out new Chicago aldermanic endorsements

Karen Lewis says expect Chuy Garcia to do well in debates

Waguespack endorses Pfingsten, former Fioretti staffer, in 2nd Ward race