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Voters to weigh in on fair elections ballot measure

On Feb. 24, voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on a ballot measure that could potentially reduce the influence of special interest donors and big money in future city elections. Last October, the City Council Rules Committee approved the non-binding question for the ballot for this month’s municipal election. Several other questions will appear […]

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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. […]