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The City Council is poised for a vote on raising the minimum wage this week.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel called a special meeting of the City Council for next Tuesday, Dec. 2 to vote on hiking the city minimum wage.

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The mayoral candidate field is finally set. Who's in? Who's out? We break it down.

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Former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne died Friday morning at age 81. Byrne served from 1979 to 1983, and was Chicago's first and only female mayor.

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State and local officials comment on the death of former Chicago mayor Jane Byrne. The city’s first and only female mayor died Friday morning at the age of 81.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to the news of Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García  -- a prominent Latino progressive -- running against him in the 2015 election.

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Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia is mulling whether or not to take on Rahm Emanuel and run for mayor, according to sources within the Democratic party, and within Chicago’s Latino and progressive communities.

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It was 35 years ago that Jane Byrne pulled off the most stunning political upset in Chicago history.

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A Facebook group entitled “Karen Lewis for Mayor of Chicago” posted an offensive comment Sunday  that brought back reminders from Rahm Emanuel’s first campaign for congressman.

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Preckwinkle is out but who else is in? We discuss with our panel who the likely challengers are that will put up a fight against Rahm Emanuel in the upcoming Chicago mayoral race.

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The Illinois House passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's revised pension reform bill today in Springfield. View an interactive vote graphic to see how House members voted.

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The prospects of passing Mayor Rahm Emanuel's pension reform bill in Springfield this week are getting dimmer. We have the latest details from Chicago Sun-Times Springfield Bureau Chief Dave McKinney.

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan files an amendment that would enact Mayor Rahm Emanuel's new pension reduction plan. The proposal includes a hefty property tax increase while also shrinking pension benefits. Who wins and who loses? 

Borinqueneers, Star Trek, Pensions & Frankie Knuckles

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We share what you had to say about the mayor's proposed pension plan, the passing of Chicago house DJ Frankie Knuckles, the technology behind Star Trek, and our story about Puerto Rican soldiers in tonight's viewer feedback.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists assess how serious Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is about challenging Rahm Emanuel for mayor in 2015. Watch the web extra video.

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Gary, Indiana Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joins us to discuss drug courts, Gary making progress and more. Watch her state of the city address and read an interview about the War on Drugs.

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