Chicagoans map out priorities for Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel

February 23, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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A live audience joined Eight Forty-Eight from the Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio.

Mayor Elect Rahm Emanuel will be joined by some new faces at City Council. And 14 aldermanic races appear to be headed for April runoffs. We know some of the winners and losers, but what does it all mean? To find out Eight Forty-Eight was joined by a group of engaged and informed listeners, and a panel of political experts. The panel included Maria de Los Angeles Torres, director of the Latin American and Latino Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune and WGN, Dick Simpson from the University of Illinois at Chicago's Department of Political Science, and Kyra Kyles from Chicago Tribune's Red Eye.

After the live broadcast ended at 10 a.m., the conversation continued in our Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio. Listen to the extended conversation above.