Posts tagged "Danny Davis"

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: Danny Davis vs. Rita Zak

Your Vote, Your Community, Their Answers: Danny Davis vs. Rita Zak
The 7th district includes the suburban neighborhood of Oak Park, which is known for its Frank Lloyd Wright buildings and stately homes. But Oak Park, and many other communities in the 7th district, also have low-income residents whose needs include affordable housing and employment. In this series we’ve been talking to politicians about issues surrounding... Read more »

Ald. Burke urges Congress to 'get real' on gun control; U.S. Reps. Quigley, Davis like the idea but expect no progress

Ald. Burke urges Congress to 'get real' on gun control; U.S. Reps. Quigley, Davis like the idea but expect no progress
Before the city council approved a revised gun ordinance Wednesday, 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke wondered aloud when Congress would finally have municipal government’s back when it comes to gun reform. Burke–who often gives lengthy, anecdotal speeches when commenting on legislation–pointed to last week’s shooting massacre in Aurora, Colo. to illustrate that local gun laws... Read more »

Politics 2012: Races to keep an eye on

Politics 2012: Races to keep an eye on
This year will be big for Chicago politics as races at nearly every level will be on the ballot. Scanning this year’s political spectrum reveals a number of contests that could result in hard-fought battles with game-changing outcomes. Take Illinois’ 2ndCongressional District, which U.S. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. has represented since 1995, for example.... Read more »
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News Roundup: Chicago's mayoral contenders officially climb into the ring

Congressman Danny Davis, Rev. James Meeks, former Chicago Board of Education President Gery Chico, and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel lined up outside of the Chicago Board of Elections early this morning to officially kick off the municipal election season. They brought with them their nominating petitions and stacks of thousands of... Read more »

News Round Up: Gov. Quinn calls proposed tax increase a "surcharge for education"

Re-elected Gov. Pat Quinn believes the narrow victory over Republican candidate Bill Brady represents a “mandate” from the people to raise the income tax to support education.  Quinn, in an interview with the Chicago Tribune, said that the one percent increase would benefit education, but he didn’t say much about he plans to cut the... Read more »

News Roundup: Recession ended last year, economic panel says

The recession that began in December 2007 ended in June 2009, according to a statement released by The National Bureau of Economic Research. While some would read that with skepticism, the bureau says that the end of the recession was when the economy was at its lowest. The data shows that the economy has, slowly... Read more »
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Guess who's running for mayor?

With so many people putting their names in the hat to be the next Chicago mayor, it’s hard to keep them all straight. Take a look at the potential candidates – who’s in, who’s out and who’s just a rumor – in our photo gallery. Also, check out Progress Illinois’ great database of mayoral candidates.... Read more »