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Mayoral candidates debate issues in a series of forums

Mayoral candidates are debating key issues in a number of forums and debates with just a few weeks left until Chicagoans decide who will lead their city for the next four years. On Friday, Jan. 30, the five candidates came together for the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board forum discussing topics including the pension crisis, the […]

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Emanuel releases education platform

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel released his second-term education platform on Thursday Jan. 8, 2015. His plan, which he released during an invitation-only event at the Chicago Cultural Center, includes increasing the number of neighborhood high schools with a specialty focus, including more International Baccalaureate and STEM schools, which specialize in science, technology, engineering, and math. […]

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Fioretti releases public safety agenda

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti released his public safety strategy on Monday, Jan. 4, calling for a “holistic approach” that includes increasing the number of police officers, reducing the response time for 911 calls, cracking down on illegal guns and developing transparent crime statistics within the police department. In addition to replacing about 500 cops who […]