Eight days after winning re-election, Comptroller Susana Mendoza will jump into the mayoral race. Out of money and without enough signatures, Troy LaRaviere — one of the first to declare his candidacy for mayor – became one of the first to drop out of the crowded race. The SEIU Illinois State Council backed Jessica Washington Gutierrez in her bid to unseat 30th Ward Ald. Ariel Reboyras, a close ally of Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Three competing proposals to hike real estate taxes advanced Tuesday, but they still face an uphill battle.

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