Mayor Monday: Issues facing Chicago's families

February 14, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Mayoral candidates have to look at what the city needs to do for Chicago's families.

Every Monday, Eight Forty-Eight looks at some of the issues facing Chicago’s next mayor. It's just over a week away from the 2011 municipal election, so as people weigh their final choices – on this Mayor Monday, the show decided to go inside one unit of power – the family.

Every candidate running for mayor says we need to look at the city from a neighborhood level. But what if we view things from the perspective of a typical Chicago family? What are the most pressing issues that face families in the city? And what can a new mayor do to solve them?

To find out, Eight Forty-Eight was joined by two people with some thoughts on the topic: Rebecca Sive is a women’s issues strategist and Huffington Post contributor. And John Fountain is a columnist with the Chicago Sun-Times, a journalism professor at Roosevelt University and the author of Dear Dad: Reflections on Fatherhood.