Chicago Mayoral Election

In a hard-fought runoff election, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was returned to office for a second term, despite concerns over gang violence that spiked during his first tenure and a tense relationship with labor unions. Emanuel, former chief of staff for President Obama and Illinois congressman, defeated Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia with 55.7 percent […]

ILLINOIS — Preliminary results from the Chicago mayor’s race show Rahm Emanuel with a decisive lead over his opponents, but the results are not certain until votes are fully counted. Chicago polling stations closed at seven this evening. RELATED: WBW Honors Cornel West Fox News reports: With 75 percent of precincts reporting, Emanuel had more […]

CHICAGO — The award-winning rapper who wants to be a Chicago alderman looked down the block and counted up the boarded houses in this slice of the city’s South Side. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven. Eight. “How can you walk here and not feel something in your heart? We’re living in an urban […]

Chicago — For the first time in nearly two decades, the mayoral casting ballot in Chicago will not have a Daley’s name on the list. Related: 25 reasons we love Michael Jordan The election, a historic one for Chicago, will mark the first time either a person of Jewish ancestry, a Black woman, or Hispanic […]