They elected Chicago native Rahm Emanual to be the new mayor of Chicago. Stranger to no one, before helping President Obama win the 2008 election, he had been a congressman, representing the north side of Chicago, and he also worked for President Clinton. He will be Chicago's first Jewish mayor, and he has noted that the Daley act is hard to follow. His first hurdle may be to get a team of Alderman to work for him. Another considerable challenge will be to find creative solutions to lower the city's 600-hundred-million-dollar budget deficit.
Monica Davey, "Chicago, City in Transition, Picks a Big Personality," New York Times (February 23, 2011).
Monica Davey, "Emanuel Celebrates Decisive Mayoral Victory," New York Times (February 23, 2011).
Monica Davey and Emma Graves Fitzsimmons, "Emanuel Triumphs in Chicago Mayoral Race," New York Times (February 22, 2011).
John Chase, Dristen Mack, and Jeff Coen, "Chicago mayoral candidates Rahm Emanuel, Gery Chicao and others scour the city for votes ahead of Tuesday's election," Chicago Tribune (February 20, 2011).
Kari Lydersen, "It Isn't Easy Voting Green," Chicago Reader (February 17, 2011).