Over the past two weeks, Eight Forty-Eight sat down for one-on-one interviews with the candidates for Chicago mayor. Host Alison Cuddy talked with Miguel del Valle, Carol Moseley Braun, Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins, Rahm Emanuel and William “Dock” Walls.
The municipal election is giving Chicagoans the chance to ponder how a new Mayor might shape the future of their city. To provide some food for thought, Changing Gears is looking at the role leaders are playing in the transformation of this region.
If you were given six months to improve Chicago’s public schools, what would you do? That’s the big question facing the interim leader of Chicago Public Schools Terry Mazany. Mazany stepped in when former CEO Ron Huberman resigned last November.
The race to replace Mayor Richard Daley is in its final stretch. With debate season underway, the candidates are trying to convince Chicagoans that they're the best pick to lead the city, to be its public face, its CEO.