American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, whose organization has thrown its support behind Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will speak Wednesday at the City Club as both campaigns ramp up their pre-election push to galvanize supporters.
Through the first three months of 2015, homicides in Chicago have risen over the same period last year, though they have remained close to levels from four years ago, when Mayor Rahm Emanuel was elected. Most of the violence continued...Show More Summary
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia tried to paint each other as undeserving of the public's trust to handle Chicago's severe financial problems Tuesday night during the final debate of the runoff campaign. Garcia,Show More Summary
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia tried to paint each other as undeserving of the public's trust to handle Chicago's severe financial problems during the final debate of the runoff campaign Tuesday night.
The loser of Tuesday night's Chicago mayoral debate was the moderator WTTW host Phil Ponce. He was booed by audience members when he repeatedly asked Jesus “Chuy” García if his son was still a gang member. Even Mayor Rahm Emanuel thought...Show More Summary
Debates over city finances, school closings and crime have taken center stage during the mayoral election, but lower on the list is another issue that separates Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia: the proposal to build the Lucas museum on Chicago's lakefront.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has been complaining on the campaign trail about the "dual taxation" of city residents, stating at last week's debate that "Chicago is the only municipality that pays twice for teachers' pensions: one for our teachers and the one for Schaumburg, Naperville, Peoria, downstate,...
Challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia on Tuesday criticized Mayor Rahm Emanuel for “pay-to-play” politics, staging a news conference outside the Loop headquarters of a top donor to the mayor’s campaign.
There's only a week to go until Chicago residents vote in the runoff mayoral election, and it looks like they're feeling better about sticking with Rahm. A new Chicago Tribune poll has incumbent mayor Rahm Emanuel with 58 percent of the vote, and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia with 30 percent. Nine... More »
Polls show that "Mayor 1%" has opened up a wide lead ahead of next week's runoff. Why?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia will meet Tuesday for their final scheduled one-on-one debate before the runoff election, following previous events that have grown contentious as the candidates try to land blows and build momentum before April 7.
By Richard K. Barry A new poll finds that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel can stop worrying. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened up a substantial lead on challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia with only a week to go in the runoff campaign, a new Chicago...Show More Summary
A new Chicago Tribune poll in Chicago finds Mayor Rahm Emanuel leads challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, 58% to 30% — “double the margin of a similar survey three weeks ago, when the mayor led his opponent by 14 percentage points.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has opened up a substantial lead on challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia with only a week to go in the runoff campaign, a new Chicago Tribune poll has found.
Chuy gets cheered at the NAACP forum: Chicago’s mayoral runoff race moved on Sunday to the West Side, where a crowd at an NAACP forum turned on Mayor Rahm Emanuel before warmly embracing his challenger, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia.The Chicago...Show More Summary
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) isn't letting the crisis in neighboring Indiana over a controversial religious freedom law go to waste. Emanuel, who faces re-election next week, has urged about a dozen Indiana businesses to move to Chicago...Show More Summary
It's understandable that most progressive commentary on the Chicago mayoral race involves a heavy emphasis on Rahm Emanuel's personality. He's always had a tendency to personalize political conflict himself, to...
A new Ogden & Fry poll in Chicago shows Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) with a solid lead over challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D), 48% to 34%.
The largely unknown politician challenging incumbent Rahm Emanuel in the April 7 runoff has secured the endorsement of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
Mayoral challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia on Monday kept up his criticism of Mayor Rahm Emanuel as a friend to wealthy Chicagoans, telling a City Club audience the mayor's policies amount to trickle-down economics that exacerbate the city's financial problems by driving middle class families to...