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Competing Endorsements Roll In For Emanuel, Garcia

(CBS) – There were dueling endorsements Friday: Latinos for Emanuel and progressives for Garcia.

That’s not all. CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine says there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes of the Chicago mayoral race. 214 more words


Advocate For Elected Chicago School Board: Time Is Ripe

(CBS) – Those who want to see an elected Board of Education in Chicago say this week’s overwhelming referendum vote in favor of the idea may be symbolic, but it’s a real boost, too. 182 more words


Gitmo Comes to Chicago - Lucy Steigerwald

Though the war on drugs is far from over, recreational marijuana is now legal in three US states. This week, Alaska joined Washington state and Colorado in dialing back the conflict has been a staggering human rights violation, and fuel for the US’s increasingly militarized police. 302 more words


Chicago's Fight for the Soul of the Democratic Party

Bloomberg View: In any other year, the mayoral election in America’s third-largest city wouldn’t matter much to anyone beyond driving distance to Wrigley Field. This year’s race for Chicago’s mayor, however, both reflects and could shape the direction of the Democratic Party — not to mention the future of American cities. 44 more words


My post at In These Times: Why is Unite Here supporting Rahm?

Illinois Federation of Teachers President Dan Montgomery at 2011 protest in front of the Chicago Hyatt Regency. UniteHere Local 1 member and Hyatt housekeeper speaks to a crowd of union supporters.  391 more words

Rahm Emanuel

Wilson Meets With Fioretti While Weighing Endorsement Of A Mayoral Candidate

(CBS) – Is ousted Chicago Mayoral hopeful Willie Wilson a potential kingmaker?

As CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reported, the African-American businessman first met with Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had called him and asked for his support. 248 more words