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    If Bill Daley thinks renaming this particular expressway would make African-Americans flock to his campaign, well, he has another thing coming.

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    Fourteen of the candidates for mayor responded to our question: What is the appropriate role of charter schools within Chicago Public Schools?

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    Chicago has 122 charter schools, and few mayoral candidates are showing enthusiasm for growth in the number of those schools.

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    In a thinly veiled jab at opponent Bill Daley, Bob Fioretti made his own proposal to rename an already-named Chicago landmark for Barack Obama Friday.

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    As with any political campaign, you’re going to hear some bold promises. It will be more important than ever to listen to what the candidates propose.

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    “The Jungle” and “The Devil in the White City” win, hands down, as the favorite two Chicago books of the candidates for mayor. “The Jungle” was picked by three candidates, and “The Devil in the White City” was picked by four. Good choices both, we’d say. Nothing beats “The Jungle,” by Upton Sinclair, as an […]

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    While Ald. Ed Burke and former Mayor Richard M. Daley never seemed to trust each other much that hasn't stopped the flow of money to Burke.

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    The Burke scandal could be enough to knock some mayoral aspirants out of their front-runner status. It could be enough to bury them.

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    Fourteen of the candidates for mayor responded to our question about Chicago’s status as a “sanctuary city.”

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    By turning 2 bureaucracies into 1, Daley hopes to generate as much as $50 million in administrative savings — and make college free for all CPS grads.

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    The telephone poll of 600 likely primary voters was conducted Dec. 11-through-16 by Lake Research Partners.

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    The Sun-Times' candidate profile of mayoral candidate Bill Daley.

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    If he succeeds, Ford would join 12 others who have secured spots on the Feb. 26 ballot.

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    Forget the logistics of merging two huge bureaucracies. Daley's motive, making sure every kid has access to a college education, is worth attention.

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    Under the mayoral candidate's education proposal, elected Neighborhood School Councils would replace the Local School Councils.

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    CTU President Jesse Sharkey lambasted Bill Daley’s proposal to replace local school councils.

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    The criminally charged 14th Ward aldermen isn’t running for mayor, but his presence loomed as large at the Northwest Side forum.

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    In a fundraising drop late Friday, Bill Daley reported another $430,516 in contributions from deep-pockets donors.

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    Fourteen of the candidates for mayor responded to our questions about Chicago’s finances. Among our questions was this one: Revenue: Of the following often proposed sources of new revenue for Chicago, which do you favor, and why? A Chicago casino Legalized and taxed recreational marijuana A LaSalle Street tax A commuter tax A property tax […]

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    Almost all the candidates favor amending the Illinois Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax, which would raise the tax rate on the wealthy.

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    The problem with that sweeping generalization is that some U.S. cities with commuter taxes are thriving.

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    The questioning — and verbal fireworks — began with the federal corruption scandal that threatens to bring down embattled 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke.

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    The mayoral debate at Whitney Young — a selective enrollment high school — was organized and moderated completely by students.

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    Candidates for mayor agreed Thursday that racism is something that needs to be talked about, even as they treaded cautiously themselves.

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    The candidates for mayor were quick to offer their opinions about the six-year-nine month prison sentence given to Jason Van Dyke.