Morning Spin: With Emanuel out, race for Chicago mayor begins anew

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision against running for re-election set off a flurry of phone calls and speculation about who might get in the race next.

Read a complete look at how that might shake out here.

The roster of who might join the dozen candidates who already signed up to challenge Emanuel reads like a who’s who of the city’s Democratic politics.

What we’re writing

*Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he won’t run for re-election next year.

*What does Rahm Emanuel’s decision mean for the Chicago mayor’s race? Who’s in so far, and who’s out.

*In Rahm Emanuel’s tenure, a global vision bogged down by local issues.

*How Emanuel’s exit may affect Chicago’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2.

*Highs, lows and dead fish: Rahm Emanuel’s political journey.

*6 quick facts about Rahm Emanuel.

*Rahm Emanuel wanted to expand O’Hare airport and partner with Elon Musk on high-speed rail. Now what?

*Column: Rahm Emanuel thought and built big, but progress was painfully uneven.

*Potential jurors to show up Wednesday to answer questionnaires as Van Dyke trial gets underway.

What we’re reading

*Cameras in the corn: Adler space balloon project aims to map Chicago light pollution.

*Stray gunfire cuts short new life for Northwestern student: “He was going to have a brilliant career.”

*Our Hot New Faces of Chicago Theater: Here come the next names to know, Class of 2018.

Follow the money

*Track Illinois campaign contributions in real time here and here.

Beyond Chicago

*Woodward book shows “nervous breakdown” of Trump presidency.

*Transcript: Phone call between President Trump and journalist Bob Woodward.

*Partisan war at first day of Kavanaugh hearings.

*Jon Kyl to replace McCain in Senate.

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September 5, 2018 at 05:51AM

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