Several women found dead in Detroit over the weekend had profiles on Backpage.com, a website offering escort services. The website has received attention before for a potential connection to illegal activity.
After a "listening tour" of Chicago neighborhoods, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has officially announced his run for mayor. When two strong candidates dropped out, he became the apparent front-runner.
On Wednesday Cook County Sherriff Tom Dart said he would not run for Chicago mayor. He was considered the main challenger to Rahm Emanuel, the former Obama White House chief of staff.
Rahm Emanuel was sent off from his post as White House chief of staff by President Obama on Friday. Political analysts say he won't have it easy trying to win the race for Chicago mayor.
While speculation has focused on Rahm Emanuel the candidate – and what his departure would mean for the West Wing – there’s no guarantee he'll be Chicago's next mayor.
To many Chicagoans, Rahm Emanuel seems too brash and has not connected with community leaders. His Washington connections mean little to constituents, whose support any mayoral candidate needs to win – namely, black and Latino voters.
As competitors for Chicago mayor's office start to kick their campaigns into gear, Rahm Emanuel is reported to make a key hire even as he gauges his electability.
Tom Dart is the first candidate with enough citywide stature — not to mention experience in Chicago's hardball politics — to be a formidable contender.
Even as Chicagoans ponder life without a Mayor Daley, the city is buzzing with stories that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel is preparing to run for the mayor's office. If he does join the crowded field, a political brawl is virtually certain.
Rahm Emanuel is the most prominent name being batted around to replace outgoing Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. Here are six more potential contenders.