Mayoral candidate Susana Mendoza found herself in the midst of the firestorm swirling around 14th Ward Ald. Ed Burke, who is under investigation by the FBI, and responded by swiping at rival Toni Preckwinkle’s record on sexual harassment. Two aldermanic hopefuls snagged an endorsement from the One People’s Campaign, while the group “committed to winning racial, gender and economic justice” said defeating Ald. James Cappleman was its “highest priority” in the 46th Ward. In addition, five more city officials reported $20,000 contributions from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who has vowed to help his allies win re-election, even as he prepares to leave office.

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