<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Ward Room]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:50:49 -0500 Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:50:49 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[In Latest Ad Rahm Takes Off Sweater But Stays Fuzzy]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:25:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+new+ad+better.jpg
Rahm Emanuel shows his soft side again in his latest TV advertisement before the April 7 runoff in which he claims he can do better.
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<![CDATA[Mayoral Candidates React to First Quarter Crime Stats]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:45:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-elecciones-emanuel-garcia.jpg
Stats show homicides and shootings were up in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period last year.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: How WTTW Lost the Mayoral Debate]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:54:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+tonight+photo.JPG
It is always difficult to know for certain who "won" a debate. The day after the final head-to-head forum between mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy Garcia, Elias Cepeda believes the clear loser was...

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<![CDATA[Like Schock, "Honest Abe" Questioned About Expenditures]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:08:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/abraham+lincoln+painting.JPG
While news cycles have shortened since 1848, some of the scandals of the modern era are actually rather familiar.

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<![CDATA[New Poll Results Show African-American Voters Favor Emanuel]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 11:00:01 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+chuy+cand+forum.jpg
WVON and the Chicago Defender conducted a poll with more than 1,000 registered African-American voters, who appeared to favor Rahm Emanuel over Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in the runoff election.]]>
<![CDATA[Who Gets Your Vote For Mayor?]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 09:58:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Various polls have Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia with different levels of support.]]>
<![CDATA[CPD Releases Crime Stats for First Quarter of 2015]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:34:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
Crime statistics released early Wednesday by the Chicago Police Department show a troubling trend for some crimes.
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<![CDATA[How Accurate Are Mayoral Polls?]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:08:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+and+chuy+2+getty.jpg
According to poll results from the last several weeks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is headed for a victory on April 7. But how much stock should we put in the polls?

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<![CDATA[Jesus Chuy Garcia's Attack on Rahm Emanuel's "Trickle-Down" Economics grows sharper]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 11:51:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+chuy+cand+forum.jpg
In a speech given at the City Club of Chicago Monday, Cook County Commissioner and mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia attacked incumbent Rahm Emanuel as a Reagan-esque advocate of “trickle-down” economics...]]>
<![CDATA[Pence: We'll Fix "Perception" Problem of New Law]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:55:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pence-presser-468206814.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday said a bill he signed into law last Thursday has been "grossly mischaracterized."

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<![CDATA[Krishnamoorthi Launches Campaign to Replace Duckworth]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:14:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/RajaKrishnamoorthiTammyDuckworth.jpg
Raja Krishnamoorthi announced Tuesday that he plans to seek another run for U.S. Congress.

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<![CDATA[Poll: Emanuel Has Commanding Lead Over Garcia]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:31:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-elecciones-emanuel-garcia.jpg
Emanuel's lead in the Tribune poll, conducted by APC Research, is wider than one released Sunday and conducted by Ogden and Fry.

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<![CDATA[Pence in Op-Ed: "I Abhor Discrimination"]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:56:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mike-Pence-Indiana-Gov.jpg
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says controversial bill he signed into law last week is not a "license to discriminate."

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<![CDATA[Garcia Gains Endorsement From African-American Women Leaders]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:45:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chuy-garcia-generic-AP565325422577.jpg
With just eight days left in the mayoral runoff, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia gains the endorsement of African-American women leaders.

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<![CDATA[Duckworth Launches 2016 U.S. Senate Bid]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:24:28 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tammy-Duckworth3.jpg
Sen. Mark Kirk, who suffered a stroke in 2012, plans to run for re-election.

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<![CDATA[Garcia Gains Little Ground in Latest Poll]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:21:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-elecciones-emanuel-garcia.jpg
If the latest poll numbers are a reflection of the big early voting numbers, Mayor Rahm Emanuel should still feel comfortable.

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<![CDATA[Fioretti Endorses Emanuel for Mayor]]> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:33:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/fioretti+endorses+rahm.JPG
Ald. Bob Fioretti announced his support for Mayor Rahm Emanuel Sunday in the form of an endorsement with about a week until Election Day.

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<![CDATA[Rahm, Chuy Cross Paths in Crucial Weekend for Early Voting]]> Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:21:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm+chuy+cand+forum.jpg
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jesus "Chuy" Garcia hit the streets for a big weekend of early voting and campaigning, their paths crossed in their final attempts to gain that key vote from the African-American...]]>
<![CDATA[A Look Back: Emanuel, Garcia Have Long Histories in Politics]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:53:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/237*120/Screen+Shot+2015-03-27+at+11.51.33+PM.png
Imagine Rahm Emanuel as a young political operative. Then picture Jesus Garcia as a novice candidate. If it is true that a picture tells a thousand words, then the video accompanying this story is a “must read”...]]>
<![CDATA[Rep. Duckworth to Announce 2016 Senate Bid: Report]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:47:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tammy+Duckworth+ill+dept+of+veterans.jpg
Rep. Tammy Duckworth will reportedly announce a 2016 Senate bid next week.]]>
<![CDATA[Conservative Money in City Council Race Sparks Controversy]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:22:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/172*120/082008-DOLLARS-P2.jpg
41 ward council woman Mary O'Connor says that her runoff challenger Anthony Napolitano should give back campaign contributions made by conservative groups. Napolitano tells us why he won't.

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<![CDATA[Where Does Harry Reid's Departure Leave Sen. Durbin?]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:08:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP232834530121.jpg
Sen. Harry Reid's retirement announcement brings with it questions about whether Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is interested in the minority leader role.

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<![CDATA[What Does High Early Vote Turnout Mean for Chicago's Election?]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:03:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/230*120/tlmd_brightcove_2067658930001_4115564223001_tlmd_foro_presupuesto.jpg
This week Chicago voters have turned out to vote early in record numbers. We spoke with experts and both campaigns to try and determine which mayoral candidate will benefit most from it.]]>
<![CDATA[Karen Lewis Lunches With Chuy Garcia]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:35:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/karen+lewis+chuy.jpg
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis met mayoral candidate Jesus "Chuy" Garcia for lunch Thursday, just weeks before Chicago voters decide who will be the next mayor of Chicago.

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<![CDATA[Opinion: Why Jesse Jr. Could Make a Comeback]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:37:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/jesse-jackson-jr-deja-prision.jpg
Jesse Jackson Jr. is out of prison, with a long road ahead of him, still. However, it wouldn't be impossible for him to eventually make a return to public life, and even elected office.

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<![CDATA[Has JJJr. Repaid His Debt to Society?]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:13:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/flash+survey+new.jpg
Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama prison Thursday morning after serving more than a year for illegally spending $750,000 in campaign funds.]]>
<![CDATA[Blagojevich Brother: JJJr. Was Behind Senate Seat Scheme]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:16:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Robert-Blagojevich2.jpg
Because he had access to trial discovery in the case, Robert Blagojevich said he read the FBI's interview report of interviews with everyone, including Jesse Jackson Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Mayor Backs Out of Forum, Then Changes Mind Again: Report]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 22:00:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/rahm-generic-464267918.jpg
Mayor Rahm Emanuel apparently flip flopped on his attendance at Wednesday night's mayoral forum at Chicago State University, according to a Chicago Sun-Times report.

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<![CDATA[Committee Approves Bill to Ban Smoking in Cars With Minors]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:20:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/198*120/84470699.jpg
A Springfield Senate Public Health Committee approved a bill Tuesday that would make it illegal to smoke inside of a vehicle when minors are present.]]>
<![CDATA[Senator Ted Cruz is Signing up for Obamacare]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 11:02:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/465773028.jpg
After fighting for the repeal of Obamacare for years, Senator Ted Cruz is signing up for it, now that he's running for President. Go figure.

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<![CDATA[First Two Days Early Voting Brings in Record-Breaking Number of Ballots]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:55:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-elecciones-emanuel-garcia.jpg
In the race for mayor of Chicago, Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia wraps up a two-day fundraising swing on the East Coast; meanwhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel receives the endorsement of African American...

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<![CDATA[ACLU Report Highlights Chicago's Stop And Frisk Problems]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:47:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago+police+badge.jpg
Chicago police are targeting black residents for record levels of stops, but how much good are they doing, and how much harm? A new ACLU report gives some answers and recommendations.]]>
<![CDATA[This Week in the Mayor's Race: Early Voting, Final Push]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd-Emanuel-Garcia-encuesta-tribune.jpg
As early voting kicks off, the mayor chases the undecided vote while Jesus "Chuy" Garcia travels the country for a little extra funding to help him along in the final stretch.]]>
<![CDATA[Protesters Stage Die-In, Demand Meeting With Mayor]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:19:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/city-hall-die-in-1.jpg
Activists said they want an overhaul of the Independent Police Review Authority, changes made to the department's body camera pilot program, and an end to the practice of "stop and frisk."]]>
<![CDATA[ New Poll Suggests Both Campaigns Are Ignoring Latinos]]> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:46:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chicago-elecciones-emanuel-garcia.jpg
Why are Latino voters saying that neither Rahm Emanuel nor Jesus "Chuy" Garcia's campaigns are reaching out to them and asking for their votes?

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