As part of a special encore presentation of Eight Forty-Eight, producer Katie O'Brien revisited the milestones that marked 2011. Local sports teams and franchise players often become part of a city’s identity.
Turnout for Tuesday's runoff election was low. But there were some exciting stories among the outcomes. Four incumbent aldermen appear to have lost. Those seats represent just a portion the turnover in the council. That means a lot of fresh faces at City Hall, assuming the election results hold.
Some real gems sprang from the mind of Dan Sinker as he took on the persona of @Mayor Emanuel. Debate prep: "If we end up in a dance-off, those other bleepers are bleeping done. Black Swan, bitches!" Speech preview: "So Chicago, let's stop screwing around.
It's just eight days until the Feb. 22 municipal election. And if you want to vote early, there's only three more days to fill out a ballot. Last week Eight Forty- kicked off its one-on-one interviews with the candidates for mayor.
Bad weather on an election day can also have a bad effect on politics by keeping voters away from the polls. In theory, early voting, which in the race for Chicago mayor got underway earlier this week, can encourage turnout.
Time is running out for candidates to try to kick their opponents off the February ballot in Chicago. Tuesday is the deadline for those objections to be filed.During the election four years ago for mayor and other city offices, 208 objections were filed with the Chicago Board of Elections.