Tag: Mayor

Would Chicago REALLY Vote for Commie Karen Lewis for Mayor!?

-By Warner Todd Huston A new poll of likely Chicago voters seems to find that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is in bad shape for his re-election coming up next year. The poll shows that two other candidates are far and away more popular than the incumbent mayor. One of those two is Chicago Teachers Union President... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Officially Sworn In As Chicago's Newest Mayor

-By Warner Todd Huston Rahm Emanuel is now officially sworn in as Chicago’s 46th mayor so we can now officially swear at him. Of course, we all know that today’s ceremony was merely a formality as he was anointed mayor months ago the second that Mayor Daley announced the end of his long reign of... Read more »

Emanuel's First Political Scandal: Hires Ethics Challenged Team Member

Emanuel's First Political Scandal: Hires Ethics Challenged Team Member
-By Warner Todd Huston Rahm Emanuel hasn’t even officially set his first foot in the Mayor’s Office and he’s already had his first political misstep: He hired a transition team member that has ethics problems. Last year Judy Erwin was forced to resign as director of the Illinois Board of Higher Education because she was... Read more »

Rahm Emanuel Wins Chicago Mayoral Election

-By Warner Todd Huston Many of Chicago’s political punditry class imagined that Rahm would win election without a runoff, yes, but perhaps only just. Turns out they were wrong. Emaneul didn’t “just” win his 50% plus one vote, but received about 55% of the vote. Emanuel’s closest opponent, Gery Chico, only got about 25% of... Read more »

Chico Calls for Same-Day Permitting

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… Under Chico, slow pace and brick wall of bureaucracy would no longer stifle job growth (CHICAGO) Mayoral candidate Gery Chico today pledged to make 24-48 hour permitting a reality in Chicago city government. Chico would inject a new sense of urgency and speed in the notoriously slow... Read more »

Emanuel's hard truths turn out to be cynical lies

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… (CHICAGO) In the wake of today’s Chicago Sun-Times report that once again proves Rahm Emanuel will say and do anything for power, Gery Chico denounced Emanuel’s cynical attempt to mislead voters about his pension position. While Emanuel has made his plans to slash existing pensions for city... Read more »

Union Rhetoric Against Rahm Emanuel Heats Up

-By Warner Todd Huston At a recent rally for Chicago Mayoral candidate Gery Chico, the head of the Operating Engineers Local 150, James Sweeney, said that Rahm Emanuel was a “Judas” to the union cause. Now Emanuel, himself Jewish, is attempting to make this common phrase into some sort of anti-Semitic attack on him. During... Read more »

More of Rahm's Union Troubles

-By Warner Todd Huston In the race for the Chicago Mayor’s office we have seen quite a lot of evidence that Chicago’s union bosses are not big Rahm Emanuelites. This week we got another hint in that direction as several more unions came out in support of Emanuel’s most serious opponent, Gery Chico. The Chico... Read more »

Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley: Post Village Check Register Online

From the Re-Elect Mayor Jim Daley campaign… Move to Foster Transparency in Village Government HOMER GLEN, IL — Jim Daley, Mayor of Homer Glen, IL, today called for the Village check register to be posted on the Village Web site to provide openness and transparency to the taxpayers. “We owe it to the Homer Glen... Read more »

Former Chicago Bears support Chico for Mayor and Super Bowl plan McMichael: Chico is one tough guy (And introducing Chico iPhone App)

From the Gery Chico for Chicago Mayor campaign… (CHICAGO) Campaigning today at Manny’s Deli on the near Southside, Gery Chico received the support of two former Chicago Bears, one of whom played a key role on the 1985 Super Bowl Championship team. Steve McMichael and Bruce Herron- part of the Bears’ legendary defense for several... Read more »