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Rahm Emanuel faces his second term as Chicago mayor, but are the days of rubber stamp City Council over? We have the details.

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Early voting starts today in the mayoral runoff election. We get an update on the campaigns from our news panel.

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With Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesús "Chuy" García offering competing views on how to fix the city's finances, our panel looks at the proposals put forward to fix the city's looming crises.

City’s Credit Rating, Obama Library Become Focus of Race

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The Obama Library and the city's beleaguered credit rating take center stage in the mayoral race, as a new poll shows Rahm Emanuel and Jesús "Chuy" García are in a dead heat.

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists delve further into the mayoral race and the upcoming runoff election. 

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Joel Weisman and his panel of journalists discuss further the likelihood of a mayoral runoff election.

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The five mayoral candidates met for their second forum before the Chicago Sun-Times editorial board.

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Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis is back at work and talking to Chicago Tonight about her recovery, the mayoral race, and the controversial PARCC testing.

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Mayor Emanuel has at times had trouble with organized labor, but not today. He got an enthusiastic endorsement from several of the city's trade unions. This as a new Tribune poll gives the mayor a big lead over his challengers, but short of the 50 percent needed to avoid a runoff

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Paris Schutz and his panel of journalists discuss “Deflate-gate,” the NFL story that captured the nation’s attention this week. Also, they delve further into the mayoral race, and whether any of the candidates will be a formidable debate challenger to Rahm Emanuel. 

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Today is the first day to start circulating nominating petitions in the race for mayor and City Council.

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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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Karen Lewis stops by to discuss her political future and more. 

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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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