Chicago Sun-Times Latest news from the Chicago Sun-Times Online en-us (Editor) Newspapers Chicago Sun-Times 84 34 30 Copyright 2014 <![CDATA[ Mayoral candidates shake plenty of hands as campaign winds down ]]> Lead story image

Thousands of hands have been shaken at hundreds of locations as the mayoral candidates offered voters a final look Monday at their pitches.  ]]> Tue, 10 May 2011 19:17:15 -0500 <![CDATA[ Braun, Chico rip Emanuel’s letter on city pensions ]]> Lead story image

A tag team of mayoral candidates blasted Rahm Emanuel on Thursday for sending to Chicago households a letter tailor-made to reassure city employees that he will not seek to reduce their pensions. ]]> Thu, 26 May 2011 06:15:25 -0500 <![CDATA[ Rahm hits Chico on Tea Party support ]]> Lead story image

The campaign of mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel is calling Hispanic households in Chicago and telling them in Spanish that rival Gery Chico has received the endorsement of an “anti-immigrant group, The Chicago Tea Party.” ]]> Sat, 02 Jul 2011 00:20:27 -0500 <![CDATA[ Ed Burke’s power, perks topic at mayoral debate ]]> Lead story image

Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel said Monday he would re-organize the Chicago City Council — and strip Ald. Ed Burke of his police bodyguards and possibly his Finance Committee chairmanship — if he is elected mayor. “There will be reform of the committees. ]]> Sat, 21 May 2011 05:14:52 -0500 <![CDATA[ Dog owners join Chico in blasting pet-grooming tax ]]> Lead story image

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico stood among the dogs — and their owners — Thursday to argue that pet-grooming is not a “luxury” and should not be taxed, as rival Rahm Emanuel has proposed. “You think getting your pet groomed is a luxury?” asked Chico while standing amidst mastiffs, basset hounds and Boston terriers at Soggy Paws on Armitage. “Everyone who has a pet knows you need to do that. It’s not a luxury.” As Chico spoke, a great Dane pawed a sign hung around its neck that said, “Keep your paws off working families.” Other dogs wore signs saying, “RahmTax … ]]> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 01:26:38 -0500