Debating debates, DREAM Act, and DADTMissed anything this week in Chicago-area politics? Never fear! WBEZ elections producer Kristin Moo here, and I’ve beefed up my Google Reader and perked up my ears to keep track for you.
Key decisions are expected Friday in the fight over whether Rahm Emanuel is eligible to run for Chicago mayor. A city election official will hold a late morning hearing to decide who will be called as witnesses.Emanuel himself is expected to testify next week.
The legal fights officially begin Monday over who'll be on the ballot during the upcoming Chicago election, when the city's board of elections will meet to consider objections to candidates' paperwork.These are initial hearings, which means for the most part the board will just be divying cases up t
This week on our weekly political podcast The Best Game in Town, we hear from the mayoral candidates who attended a forum this week at the University of Illinois at Chicago. They include some lesser known candidates with big ideas for the office.
U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, D-Chicago, will appear first on the ballot in the race for Chicago mayor. A lottery to determine ballot positions was held Wednesday. Seven candidates for mayor turned in their paperwork at the earliest possible moment on November 22nd.