Moody's Downgrades City's Credit Rating

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Moody’s Investors Service downgraded the rating on the city of Chicago’s $8.3 billion in general obligation debt to Baa2 from Baa1 on Friday, Feb. 27. 

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Mayoral Race Heats Up

City’s Credit Rating, Obama Library Become Focus of Race

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March 2, 2015 - Mayoral Race Heats Up

The Obama Library and the city's beleaguered credit rating take center stage in the mayoral race, as a new poll shows Rahm Emanuel and Jesús "Chuy" García are in a dead heat.

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Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 2/27

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February 27, 2015-Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review: 2/27

Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss the week's top headlines.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Runoff Against García

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February 26, 2015 - Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face Jesús "Chuy" García in an April 7 runoff election after securing only 45 percent of the vote on Election Day to García's 34 percent. The mayor joins us.

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Mayoral Candidate Jesús "Chuy" García on the Runoff Election

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February 25, 2015 - Jesus "Chuy" Garcia

Mayoral candidate Jesús "Chuy" García's strong showing has forced an unprecedented runoff election against incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Aldermanic Candidates in 19 Wards Headed for Runoffs

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Voters in more than a third of Chicago’s 50 wards will head to the polls again in April. In Tuesday’s election, no clear winner emerged in 19 races for alderman across the city. 

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Mayoral Election Results

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced four challengers—Ald . Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García, businessman Willie Wilson, and William "Dock" Walls—in the Municipal Election.  

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Wards 11-20 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Wards 31-40 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Poll: Emanuel, García in Dead Heat‬

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A new poll concludes that Mayor Rahm Emanuel is "very likely" even with challenger Jesús "Chuy" García. The poll, conducted by Ogden & Fry, shows Emanuel up 43 percent to 38.5 percent, with 18.6 percent undecided.

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Emanuel & García Face Off Before Runoff Election

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García will join us on Tuesday, March 31, one week before the runoff election.

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Poll: Residents Support Obama Library in South Side Park

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February 26, 2015 - Obama Library Poll

A new poll commissioned by the Obama Foundation says a large majority of residents support the Presidential Library in a south side park. Does that mean Chicago is the winner in the library sweepstakes? We have the details.

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Aldermanic Winners

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February 25, 2015 - Aldermanic Winners

Proco "Joe" Moreno won 50.9 percent of the vote in the 1st Ward in Tuesday's election, but his challenger Anne Shaw won’t concede until all the absentee ballots are counted. Ald. Nick Sposato won 54 percent of the vote in the 38th Ward; and Carlos Ramirez-Rosa won 67 percent in the 35th Ward and was the only candidate to oust an incumbent. The three winning aldermen join us.

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Election Analysis

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February 25, 2015 - Election Analysis

The people have spoken as incumbent candidate Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García will face off again April 7 in a runoff vote.

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Wards 1-10 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Wards 21-30 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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Wards 41-50 Election Results

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Polls have closed for Chicago’s Municipal elections. Find out which aldermanic candidates won their races and which ones are headed to a runoff.

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