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Election 2011


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Tue Mar 29, 2011

Last Chance To Register For Chicago Run-Offs

Campaigns are still scrambling for votes, and it's not too late to register. Next week marks the end to the months-long city elections season as the April 5th Election Day crawls ever closer. This week is the last chance for early voting and absentee voting in any of the 14 wards in this run-off for aldermanic seats. Wards include the 6th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 24th, 25th, 36th, 38th, 41st, 43rd, 45th, 46th, and 50th.

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by dradmin
Tue Mar 8, 2011

Solis Shifts Position, Signals Support For Clean Power Ordinance

Ald. Daniel Solis (25th Ward), a longtime opponent of the Clean Power Ordinance, legislation that seeks to force two Southwest Side coal-fired power plants to curb their emissions, now says he will support the measure if re-elected to City Council. Solis faces Cuahutemoc Morfin, who has repeatedly criticized Solis for his failure to get behind the bill, in the 25th Ward run-off election.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Mon Feb 14, 2011

Solis Challengers Take Up Clean Power Bill In 25th Ward Race

An unofficial hearing about the stalled Clean Power Ordinance drew a big crowd out to City Hall this morning, and mingling among the environmental campaigners were more than a few would-be elected officials on the ballot in Chicago's municipal elections next week.

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by Micah Maidenberg
Thu Feb 10, 2011

Emanuel Releases Budget Ideas, Passes On Pensions

Rahm Emanuel's city finance plan forsees a spending freeze starting this year, departmental mergers, "reducing layers of management bureaucracy and consolidating redundant tasks," cutting the costs for the city's fleet, building maintenance, and billing, canceling and renegotiating contracts, shuttering tax increment financing districts, and introducing "managed competition" to the city's Department of Streets and Sanitation, among other measures, to realize $500 million in savings.