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Robert Blagojevich: “I don’t blame Rod for what happened.”

Robert Blagojevich: “I don’t blame Rod for what happened.”

Robert Blagojevich, brother of convicted former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, told Carol Marin on Wednesday that fighting his indictment for corruption was “the most tumultuous experience of my life.” Robert Blagojevich spoke to Marin, political editor for NBC Chicago, as part of an interview and promotion of his book, Fundraiser A: My Fight for Freedom […]

Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election

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Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election

Chicago voters headed to the polls again Tuesday in the city’s first mayoral runoff. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel hopes to seek a second term over challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. [View the story “Round Two of Chicago Mayoral Election ” on Storify] Like this: Like Loading…

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Chicago Residents Weigh in on City’s First Mayoral Runoff

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Chicago Residents Weigh in on City’s First Mayoral Runoff

Both incumbent Rahm Emanuel and challenging Jesus “Chuy” Garcia draw support in the South Loop from voters who cite Chicago public school closings and political experience among other deciding factors [

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Runoffs May Help Voter Turnout

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Runoffs May Help Voter Turnout

The after Chicago’s day municipal elections, headlines focused on the runoff between Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, but an interesting subplot was how few voters turned out to the polls and even fewer knew anything about the aldermanic candidates. “I don’t know who the Alderman is in Wicker Park, because […]

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South Loop Voters Concerned about Bike Lanes

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South Loop Voters Concerned about Bike Lanes

Voters in the South Loop expressed their displeasure as they headed to the polls on Tuesday for Chicago’s mayoral and aldermanic elections. Voters at a polling place in Grace Episcopal Church in the South Loop on Tuesday said they were passionate about bike lanes and other issues. “Our city is being set up for bikes, […]

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Education is Focus of Mayoral Election

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Education is Focus of Mayoral Election

Although Tuesday’s Chicago mayoral election saw a record low voter turnout, education policy stood out as a key issue for voters. Tuesday did not bring any closure to the race as Mayor Rahm Emanuel failed to obtain the necessary 50 percent plus one votes for an outright victory. Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” […]

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Voters Unenthusiastically Support Emanuel

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Voters Unenthusiastically Support Emanuel

Voter turnout for Tuesday’s mayoral and aldermanic elections neared record lows, which election worker Connie Wade was due to the public’s failure to follow the issues confronting the city. “I don’t think people have full knowledge of how important it is to vote in their ward,” said Wade. “People need to be educated.” At a […]

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