The race for Chicago mayor has never seen this level of fundraising. Rahm Emanuel has raised almost $12 million – and former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun less than half a million.
By 7-0, the Illinois Supreme Court overturns an appellate court ruling that left Rahm Emanuel off Chicago's mayoral ballot. But two justices say the issue of residency is not so clear-cut, and defend lower court.
Chicago awaits Illinois Supreme Court ruling on whether Rahm Emanuel can be on the mayoral ballot, amid questions about the justices' political leanings and how they win their seats.
Former President Bill Clinton visits Chicago to support Rahm Emanuel's bid for mayor.
Latino voters, likely to be a key bloc in the Chicago mayor's race, get conflicting reports from candidate Rahm Emanuel and his rivals concerning his record on immigration policy.
Obama brings aboard William Daley, a moderate Democrat and fellow Chicagoan, as his new chief of staff. Daley, seen as a tough but fair manager, could help White House ties to the business community.
Robert Gibbs will leave the post of White House press secretary in February. But he will remain an adviser to President Obama, in addition to joining the speaking circuit.
Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean criticized departing White House aides for acting like 'they knew everything and we knew nothing.'
Obama achieved several legislative victories just before going on vacation. But with a GOP-led House vowing to target 'ObamaCare' and government spending, difficult battles await.
The African-American community in Chicago has tried for some time to coalesce around a single candidate for mayor. Now, after Rep. Danny Davis dropped out, Carol Moseley Braun is the main black candidate.