Illinois was still several months away from its primaries but across the state line in Indiana it was a different story. On Tuesday, Hoosiers will go to the polls to pick local candidates and vote on referenda.
Friday morning, attorneys for Rahm Emanuel will be back in front of a Chicago election official. More than two dozen Chicagoans allege that Emanuel is not qualified to run for mayor. This issue is residency because Emanuel lived in Washington D.C.
In 1983, Harold Washington mobilized blacks, whites and Latinos with a call for the end of one-party control. Nearly three decades later Chicagoans will have the opportunity for new leadership at City Hall. With it comes the possibility to elect a Mayor of color.