Missed anything this week in Chicago politics? We have you covered with our weekly digest of the best game in town. Mayoral meetingsThe week started out with an air of anticipation for the first mayoral debate among all four leading candidates in the race.
In this installment of WBEZ's political podcast The Best Game in Town, we take a dive into the giant pool of money that is campaign cash: How much, where from, to whom and how to.First: a primer on new campaign finance rules in the Prairie State, with Cindi Canary of the Illinois Campaign f
Rahm Emanuel won a public endorsement Tuesday in the race for Chicago mayor from his old boss, former President Bill Clinton. The late morning rally brought several hundred people to the Chicago Cultural Center.
Last night the four frontrunners for mayor gathered for their first major debate of the election. The candidates did not generate a lot of sparks. But there were quite a few questions – nearly three dozen of them. And they were posed by high schoolers.
In their first major televised debate, candidates for Chicago mayor tried to prove to the 250 high schoolers in attendance - and everyone watching at home - that they know how to improve the city's schools, decrease the drop-out rate and prevent crime.Facing several dozen questions from the students
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Rainbow Push held a mayoral forum instead of featuing a keynote speaker at its annual breakfast.Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle, Carol Moseley Braun and Patricia Van Pelt Watkins participated.
All but one of the major Chicago mayoral candidates participated in a Martin Luther King education forum in honor of the civil rights leader’s birthday.Gery Chico, Miguel del Valle, Carol Moseley Braun and Patricia Van Pelt Watkins took the stage at the annual King breakfast sponsored by Rainb