Another Chicago mayoral candidate is pulling out of the race. The Rev. Wilfredo De Jesus said Friday he’d throw his weight behind lobbyist Gery Chico. De Jesus leads a mostly Puerto Rican church called New Life Covenant, one of the city’s biggest congregations.
Top story: So much for public dialogue and due process. The goverment sent out a statement today saying Gov. George Ryan was released from prison on Wednesday night to visit his ailing wife in the hospital. There ya have it.
Chicago mayoral hopeful Miguel del Valle has decent name recognition after serving four years as city clerk and, earlier, two decades as an Illinois state senator. He’s winning support in the race from some progressive activists.But he’s got a problem closer to home.
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 Pentecostal leader with controversial views about homosexuality is jumping into Chicago’s mayoral race. Rev. Wilfredo De Jesús, senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Humboldt Park, is planning to announce his candidacy Thursday at the park’s boathouse.