For the longest time, I've lived two lives. One as an aspiring blogger/journalist who tells it like it is. Another, a very old alderman from a very old and fictitious Chicago ward. If you aren't aware of my background, I am a member of the sketch comedy group Schadenfreude.
Updated at 1:23 p.m.The deadline has now passed for candidates for city offices to file for the February ballot. By 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 candidates filed for mayor, seven for city clerk, two for city treasurer and about 350 for alderman.
Monday is the final day for candidates for city offices in Chicago to turn in their election paperwork, and a couple mayor hopefuls still haven't filed their petitions.When the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners closed for the weekend, nine candidates had filed to run for mayor.
This week on our Illinois political podcast Best Game in Town:Mayoral campaigns tout their own diversity, and what's in a petition signature? More than you might think. We find out all the tricks of the trade when it comes to bouncing candidates off the ballot.