With Emanuel re-election in Chicago, Democrats look toward 2016
The mayor beat a populist candidate by liberally spending Wall Street money; will that formula work for Clinton? April 8, 2015 5:30PM ET by MARK GUARINO Rahm Emanuel won re-election to a second term Tuesday. But it did not come easily. The former White House chief of staff was [...]
Mayoral candidates battle for Chicago’s uncertain future
With a city deep in debt, Rahm Emanuel and Jesús ‘Chuy’ Garcia square off in runoff April 6, 2015 6:00 PM ET by MARK GUARINO Besides choosing whom they want for their mayor Tuesday, Chicagoans might be asking themselves a more formidable question: Who would want this [...]
Chicago initiative seeks to give small donors bigger voice
Tuesday’s election pits Rahm’s performance and big-name backers against grass-roots candidate with union support February 19, 2015 5:00AM ET by Mark Guarino When Chicago voters head to the polls on Tuesday, they will not only decide the fate of their mayor, they will have a chance to vote [...]
In Chicago, Emanuel’s record put to a vote
Tuesday’s election pits Rahm’s performance and big-name backers against grass-roots candidate with union support February 23, 2015 5:00AM ETby Mark Guarino In 2011, Rahm Emanuel barely broke a sweat to become the 55th mayor of Chicago: after serving President Barack Obama as the first chief of staff in his [...]
Could Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel lose his re-election race?
Voters are unhappy with the mayor — but his fundraising prowess is a big deterrent for would-be challengers September 29, 2014 5:00AM ET BY MARK GUARINO | AL JAZEERA AMERICA CHICAGO — Rahm Emanuel has everything a winning mayoral candidate would seem to need: name recognition, [...]
Whole Foods repackages itself for poor neighborhoods
Upscale grocers see business opportunities in ‘food deserts,’ but will residents pay the high prices? August 30, 2014 5:00AM ET BY MARK GUARINO | AL JAZEERA CHICAGO — The intersection of 63rd Street and South Halsted Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood here was once the center [...]
Nashville’s Music Row: Should ugly buildings be preserved?
An outcry over demolitions of famed music studios has prompted a debate about what constitutes a historic landmark August 30, 2014 5:00AM ET BY MARK GUARINO | AL JAZEERA As a teenager in the early 1970s, singer-songwriter Carlene Carter would trail behind her mother, the country [...]