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Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Chico to Daley: Don't Kindle a Fire Over "Judas" Flap

Mayoral candidate says Daley should "bring a measured response." Read »

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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By BJ Lutz

Daley: Wall Street Judas Comment a "Disgrace"

Daley: Wall Street Judas Comment a "Disgrace"

Mayor calls on Gery Chico to strongly condemn comment made during introduction at Tuesday fundraiser. Read »

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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By Edward McClelland

Why the Aldermen Want to Reclaim Power

Why the Aldermen Want to Reclaim Power

Chicago's City Charter grants most of the powers of government -- including all the spending powers -- to the City Council. Will the next class of aldermen stand up for their rights? Read »

Monday, Feb 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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By Lisa Balde

10 Things You Don't Know About Chicago's Mayoral Candidates

High school jobs, finger accidents, nicknames and more.View gallery »

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Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Was Rahm Slurred?

Was Rahm Slurred?

Union Leader's endorsement speech causes stir. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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By Edward McClelland

Emanuel and Chico Duke It Out In Espanol

Emanuel and Chico Duke It Out In Espanol

Rahm Emanuel's campaign records a Spanish-language robo-call highlighting Gery Chico's endorsement by the Chicago Tea Party. Chico responds with an ad from Rep. Luis Gutierrez. Read »

Thursday, Feb 17, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

With 8 Days to Go, Candidates Debate

With 8 Days to Go, Candidates Debate

Top four mayoral candidates at times took jabs at one another and other times celebrated each others' commitment to the city. Read »

Friday, Feb 11, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern

Chico Promises a Run Off

Chico Promises a Run Off

Chico likes his chances. Also, Del Valle plans TV ad. Read »

Thursday, Feb 10, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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By Mary Ann Ahern and Lisa Balde

Mayor's Race Goes To the Dogs

Chico challenges the 'Rahm Tax' at a pet grooming salon. Read »

Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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By Andrew Greiner

Chico, Emanuel Score Big Endorsements

Chico gets labor, Emanuel draws the stars. Read »

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