BGIT #27: Post-election roundup

February 25, 2011

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Chicagoans ended the first campaign for an open mayoral seat in 64 years this week by voting Rahm Emanuel into office with 55 percent of the vote. The news attracted international coverage, but now the big question is: what's ahead for America's third largest city?

To find out, we met up with Lee Bey, former Deputy Chief of Staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley, Cheryl Corley of NPR, and Dan Mihalopoulos of the Chicago News Cooperative for our post-election roundtable.

Over coffee at Petro's Restaurant across from Chicago's City Hall we covered such topics as the budget challenges ahead, who's in Emanuel's inner circle, his strategy for aldermanic runoffs and the prospects for a Burke v Emanuel smackdown.