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.
A new poll of some mayoral candidates shows former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel with a huge lead over his competitors. The automated poll was conducted by the Chicago Retail Merchants Association Monday evening after all the candidates' signatures had been turned in.
Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun has officially kicked off her campaign for Chicago mayor, announcing her candidacy Saturday and joining a crowded field of contenders.Braun now runs an organic food company.
Long lines will form Monday morning at the Chicago Board of Elections. That's because candidates for mayor, city clerk, treasurer and aldermen can start turning in their nominating petitions Monday. Mayor Daley-wannabees must submit 12,500 signatures to get on the ballot.