So now that the televised debates are over, the mad dash to the finish line is on! The race to become mayor of Chicago is heading into its final days before Tuesday’s election. The last TV ads will air and candidates’ schedules are packed with appearances!
It's just eight days until the Feb. 22 municipal election. And if you want to vote early, there's only three more days to fill out a ballot. Last week Eight Forty- kicked off its one-on-one interviews with the candidates for mayor.
Race relations can be a tough issue to address, especially for politicians during election season. Alden Loury and Jamiko Rose joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss the racial challenges the next mayor of Chicago will inherit.Loury is the publisher of the Chicago Reporter.
Bad weather on an election day can also have a bad effect on politics by keeping voters away from the polls. In theory, early voting, which in the race for Chicago mayor got underway earlier this week, can encourage turnout.