14 candidates vie to become Chicago’s next mayor
CHICAGO (AP) — The race to succeed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has attracted a diverse group of candidates, including businesspeople, a former federal prosecutor, an ex-police superintendent, veteran politicians and community activists. The election will take place Feb. 26. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters will face off April 2.
AP FACT CHECK: Mayor hopeful omits context on minimum wage
Illinois lawmakers are poised to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, but that hasn't stopped one of the leading candidates for Chicago mayor from pushing for a faster path to that level.
Toni Preckwinkle joins crowded field for Chicago mayor
CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says she's running for Chicago mayor.
Preckwinkle would be the city's first female, African-American mayor. She announced her bid Thursday at a hotel where Chicago's first African-American mayor, Harold Washington, launched his campaign in 1982 and where former President Barack Obama announced his 1996 bid for Illinois Senate.
Preckwinkle says she would fight for working-class people.