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Politics and Elections

Anne Schaible to resume aldermanic campaign after her brother's funeral

Poll: Ald. Deb Mell in 'serious trouble'

Could Daley be getting ready to endorse Emanuel?

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Mayor Richard M. Daley dined together earlier this week, leading Crain’s Chicago Business’ Greg Hinz to speculate that the current mayor may soon receive a public endorsement from his predecessor.


SEIU drops $338,000 on Chicago ward races

Willie Wilson: Police Superintendent McCarthy has ‘got to go’

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson on Thursday said Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy has “got to go.”

While speaking at a City Club of Chicago event, Wilson said that McCarthy has failed to adequately reduce violent crime since coming to Chicago from Newark, New Jersey in 2011. Wilson argued that in order to achieve acceptable reductions in crime, the city needed to promote more native Chicagoans to top Chicago Police Department positions.


Deb Mell says office rent paid by 33rd Ward Democrats, not her dad

Chicago Sun-Times aldermanic endorsements

Citywide referendum will ask voters if they support public campaign financing

Washington, D.C.-based Common Cause is urging Chicagoans to vote for a ballot referendum later this month that they hope will spur elected officials to take action to limit the influence of special interests in city elections.


Illinois Education Association's 5,000 Chicago members endorse both Fioretti and Garcia over Emanuel

Mayoral challengers give chilly reaction to snow response