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James Meeks

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  • Meeks stirs controversy with remarks on minority set-aside program

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 3:32 p.m.; updated at 5:27 p.m. with Daley comments Mayoral candidate James Meeks today sought to tamp down a campaign controversy following his assertion on a radio program yesterday that white women, Asians and Latinos......
  • Moseley Braun talks education before tonight's CTU forum

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 1:27 p.m. An education-themed week continued to unfold in the Chicago mayor's contest today, as former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun offered her ideas on the city's public school system. Moseley Braun said she would......
  • Tiger let me down, too, and other reflections on the year that was

     
    My worst prediction for 2010 was, and I quote, "A highly focused Tiger Woods will win at least seven PGA tournaments." As it happened, a highly erratic Tiger Woods won zero tournaments this year. I also predicted that former Bolingbrook......
  • State police looking into mayoral petition fraud allegations

     
    Posted by Ray Gibson at 7:27 p.m. State police are looking into allegations that nominating petitions for five political candidates, including four Chicago mayoral contenders, were fraudulently notarized, a spokeswoman for Illinois Secretary of State...
  • Illinois lawmakers wore heart on sleeves during civil unions debate

     
    From the Sunday print edition: By Ray Long and Monique Garcia Tribune reporters SPRINGFIELD — They quoted Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen, but state lawmakers who approved civil unions last week drew inspiration...
  • Meeks talks about bringing City Hall to neighborhoods

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 5:46 p.m. State Sen. James Meeks started his mayoral campaign in earnest Sunday, promising to make top Chicago officials travel to different communities each week to answer questions if he’s elected. “I plan on coming......
  • Veteran election lawyer tries to knock Rahm Emanuel off Chicago mayoral ballot

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 2 p.m.; last updated at 5:30 p.m. A veteran election attorney on Friday filed paperwork to try to knock Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, setting up a long-expected legal challenge that could dominate the Chicago......
  • [Insert 'Rahm' pun here]

     
    News release: CHICAGO – Chicago Retail Merchants Association (CRMA), a committee of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA), has released findings from a poll conducted Monday evening following the filing deadline in the Chicago Mayoral race....
  • Chico wants 'yes' vote on civil unions; Emanuel unveils second TV ad

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 6:25 p.m. Mayoral candidate Gery Chico said today he supports civil unions for same-sex couples and will urge state lawmakers to legalize them when the General Assembly meets this week. Meanwhile, Rahm Emanuel, the former......
  • Questions about mayoral bid by Emanuel's renter

     
    Posted by Bob Secter and Jeff Coen at 4:30 p.m The businessman who is renting Rahm Emanuel's house declined today to explain how he gathered signatures to get on the ballot for Chicago mayor, but a review of his petitions......
  • Petitions filed to put Meeks, Burris and Emanuel's renter in mayor's race

     
    UPDATED by John Chase at 4:55 p.m. with petitions filed for Meeks, Roland Burris. State Sen. James T. Meeks filed his petitions to run for mayor today as expected, but there were also a couple surprises on the last day......
  • Time to dump the fowl name for our fairest holiday

     
    I love Thanksgiving, but I hate "Turkey Day." This declaration will not increase my popularity in the newsroom. As of Tuesday, Tribune journalists had used Turkey Day 11 times this month and were threatening the newspaper's record of 15 uses......