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Bill Ruthhart
Chicago Tribune reporter covering Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City Hall and the 2019 mayor's race | grad | Rock Island native | bruthhart@chicagotribune.com
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Rick Pearson 17h
IL Chamber Pres Todd Maisch on potential Pritzker taxes hitting families at $250k and above: "It is not the rich. You do not build (wealth) if you are a family making $250,000.” via
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Bill Ruthhart 21h
Now is a good time to remind you Chicago political junkies that I have a running Twitter list of all the candidates who are running or considering running for mayor. There are 20 accounts here right now. I will continue to update as needed through Feb:
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ChiTrib Clout Street 19h
2011 mayoral candidate Gery Chico to get into crowded Chicago mayor's race to succeed Rahm Emanuel
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Stacy St. Clair 20h
Just to be specific: Laquan McDonald was shot at 9:57:35 and officers with Tasers arrived at 9:58:17 -- so less than a minute after the teen was shot.
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Bill Ruthhart 19h
I'd like to see a parody runoff between and . Quaxelrod's polling likely showing high approval ratings for the party aunt. Tough race.
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Bill Ruthhart 20h
Replying to @JCB_Journo
I drew the line at a dormant Twitter account that hadn't been used since 2011.
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Bill Ruthhart 21h
Now is a good time to remind you Chicago political junkies that I have a running Twitter list of all the candidates who are running or considering running for mayor. There are 20 accounts here right now. I will continue to update as needed through Feb:
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Bill Ruthhart 21h
Well, here is part of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's unspecified "next chapter" of his life after he surprisingly dropped his bid for a third term this month. He's going to write book after he leaves office on "Why mayors run the world"
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Bob Secter Sep 17
Fact-Check: AG Candidate Raoul Makes False Claim About Foe’s Gay Adoption Stand via
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Bill Ruthhart Sep 17
Interesting op-ed from Motorola CEO Greg Brown on what he's looking for in Chicago's next mayor, including a page out of Rahm Emanuel's playbook on "cajoling, marketing, networking and going the extra mile to recruit companies and jobs to the city."
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Bill Ruthhart Sep 17
Cook Co. Board President Toni Preckwinkle has told sources she will announce this week that she is running for Chicago mayor. She's the second high-profile candidate to announce a run since Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he won't seek a third term. My story:
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Bill Ruthhart Sep 17
Cook Co. Board President Toni Preckwinkle has told sources she will announce this week that she is running for Chicago mayor. She's the second high-profile candidate to announce a run since Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he won't seek a third term. My story:
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Bill Ruthhart Sep 17
Five years ago, Bill Daley dropped a four-month run for IL governor and vowed never to seek office again. Now, he explains why he wants to become the third Daley to be mayor of Chicago. Will it be back to the future & how will the Daley name play in 2018?
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Phil Jurik Sep 17
Having passed this poor man motionless in the road before emergency response arrived, I second this ... Tollway construction worker's death a reminder: We all need to slow down.
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Mary Wisniewski Sep 17
What do the mayoral candidates want for Chicago transportation?
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Bill Ruthhart Sep 17
Five years ago, Bill Daley dropped a four-month run for IL governor and vowed never to seek office again. Now, he explains why he wants to become the third Daley to be mayor of Chicago. Will it be back to the future & how will the Daley name play in 2018?
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Mark Alesia Sep 14
How Trump's tariffs, trade policy create tricky terrain for Mike Braun and Joe Donnelly
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Bill Ruthhart Sep 14
Two men in Chicago were shot. Instead of calling 911 or driving themselves to a hospital, they carjacked a woman on Lake Shore Drive to drive them to a hospital. And when she didn’t drive fast enough, they made her get out of the vehicle:
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Bill Ruthhart Sep 14
Restaurant giant is the first Rahm Emanuel donor to give to another Chicago mayor candidate — Garry McCarthy:
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Bill Ruthhart Sep 14
Restaurant giant is the first Rahm Emanuel donor to give to another Chicago mayor candidate — Garry McCarthy:
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