Checking the political pulse of voters the morning before the municipal election

February 21, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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The candidates met for a final televised debate Thursday before a final weekend push for votes.

Some five months after Richard M. Daley’s announcement to step down as mayor, it is almost time for Chicago to move on. Tuesday voters will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for a new mayor and in many cases, a new alderman.

Monday, Eight Forty-Eight wanted to know what’s on voters' minds as they prepare to vote. Who's excited and who's turned off by the election? What’s got people headed out: The issues or the personalities? Who are Chicagoans voting for and why? Host Alison Cuddy was joined by an excellent group of journalists:  WBEZ political reporter Sam Hudzik, Chicago Tribune political reporter Rick Pearson - and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell.