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James Meeks

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  • 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......
  • Emanuel's renter drops mayoral bid

     
    UPDATED AT 3:01 p.m. with comments from Rahm renter's attorney The businessman renting Rahm Emanuel's house withdrew from the Chicago mayor's race today just hours before a hearing to decide whether he could be on the ballot. Rob Halpin issued......
  • Mayor hopeful Chico gets backing of Ald. George Cardenas

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 6 a.m. Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico is expected to roll out another endorsement today, this time from Southwest Side Ald. George Cardenas. Chico is retiring Mayor Richard Daley’s former chief of staff. Cardenas would......
  • Emanuel residency hearing: What's in Rahm's basement?

     
    UPDATED posted by Jeff Coen and Kristen Mack at 8:46 p.m: hearing continues Thursday. The hearing into Rahm Emanuel's eligibility to run for Chicago mayor will continue Thursday after most of today was spent on a debate over what is......
  • Mayoral hopeful Meeks pushes school voucher plan

     
    Posted by John Byrne at 12:32 p.m. The Rev. James Meeks is pledging to do something as Chicago mayor that he has not been able to do as a state senator --- persuade lawmakers to approve a school voucher program......
  • Will Meeks go quietly?

     
    "The word 'minority,' from our standpoint, should mean 'African American.' I don't think women, Asians and Hispanics should be able to use that title."...State Sen. James Meeks, a mayoral candidate, during an appearance Wednesday on WVON-AM (See Clout...
  • 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......
  • Sen. James Meeks drops bid for Chicago mayor

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 4:11 p.m.; last updated at 4:58 p.m. State Sen. James Meeks has ended his bid for Chicago mayor today, the deadline for candidates to drop out to avoid having their names appear on the Feb.......