“You know, if you’re going to be in public life you have to have the hide of an alligator, and I’m pretty thick skinned,” Preckwinkle said.
Incumbent Anna M. Valencia is the only candidate who is cleared at the moment to appear on the ballot for city clerk.
“There are still serious questions that plague what is likely to be the largest TIF in the history of our city,” said Ald. Michele Smith (43rd).
Organized labor almost never walks in political lockstep. But it’s truly marching to the beat of different drummers in the crowded race for mayor.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel increased parental leave after he was elected, but Gery Chico on Tuesday proposed expanding it even further.
U.S. District Judge John Blakey said he plans to resolve the case — with or without trial — in short order.
Mayoral candidate Bill Daley branded contracts awarded to agency chiefs a “blatant abuse of taxpayers’ money.”
Daley took his own dig at Mendoza, criticizing the state comptroller for double-dipping.
Firing the heads of the Chicago Park District, City Colleges, CPS and Chicago Housing Authority would cost taxpayers at least $820,000 in payouts.
The forum that promises to shape the debate for an almost certain mayoral runoff starts at noon at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St.
Amara Enyia on Monday said shuttering the city’s Department of Environment showed City Hall prioritizes business interests over public health.
Mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot accused an ally of Toni Preckwinkle of trying to make the Cook County assessor an appointed job and undermine reform.
Six of the 10 groups chosen as finalists for Google’s Impact Challenge Illinois hail from Chicago. Each received a $75,000 grant.
Her claim that Daley somehow paved the way for the role Rauner played in the state’s protracted budget impasse lacks substance.
The five young political newcomers vying to replace Solis are promising voters a break from the sordid past.