Another Chicago mayoral candidate is pulling out of the race. The Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus said Friday he’d throw his weight behind lobbyist Gery Chico. De Jesus leads a mostly Puerto Rican church called New Life Covenant, one of the city’s biggest congregations.
For those following Chicago’s mayoral race, the new year seems to have brought a narrowing of the field. The front runners in the race are now four: Carol Moseley Braun, Gery Chico, Miguel Del Valle and Rahm Emanuel.Each has their own baggage.
This week on our political podcast "The Best Game in Town," we talk with NPR's David Schaper, Democratic political strategist Kitty Kurth, and the Chicago Sun-Times' Laura Washington about mayoral forums, and the dominating political news item this week: Rahm's residency.
This week on our political podcast The Best Game in town, Sam Hudzik takes us inside a preliminary hearing on the challenges to Rahm Emanuel's mayoral candidacy. And a visitor from abroad examines Chicago's corruption.