WBEZ | mayoral election http://www.wbez.org/tags/mayoral-election Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Morning Shift: Jackie Robinson West Little League team stripped of national title http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-02-11/morning-shift-jackie-robinson-west-little-league-team-stripped <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/patquinnforillinois.jpg" style="height: 413px; width: 620px;" title="Flickr/patquinnforillinois" /></div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image ">&nbsp;</div><div class="image-insert-image "><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190622135&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></div><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Jackie Robinson West Little League team stripped of national title&nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Chicago&#39;s Jackie Robinson West Little League baseball team has been stripped of its 2014 U.S. Championship title by Little League International after it was reported that the team violated little league rules by falsifying its boundary map to allow elite players from outside its districts to join the team. WBEZ&#39;s Cheryl Raye Stout has more.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/crayestout">Cheryl Raye Stout</a>&nbsp;<em>&nbsp;is a WBEZ reporter.&nbsp;</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190622133&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Young people get their chance to ask mayoral candidates questions</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Chicago&#39;s youth will have a turn to express their vision for the city to mayoral candidates Wednesday at the Chicago History Museum. &quot;Youth Speaks,&quot; comprises the only young person led mayoral Q and A and aims to unite Chicago people both young and old in addressing the city&#39;s hard hitting issues of social, economic and racial justice. Carlil Pittman an organizer for Southwest Organizing Project and young voter joins us along with Candace Moore of the Chicago Lawyers&#39; Committee for Civil Rights Under Law with more. A livestream of the forum can be found <a href="http://tiny.cc/youthspeaks">here.</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guests:&nbsp;</strong>Carlil Pittman is an organizer for the <a href="http://www.swopchicago.org/home.aspx">Southwest Organizing Project</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><a href="http://www.clccrul.org/interns-and-fellows">Candace Moore</a> is a fellow with the Chicago Lawyers&#39; Committee for Civil Rights Under Law</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190622130&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Transportation group releases guide for voters</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">CTA Green line riders have another option when traveling into the loop. The Cermak-McCormick Place station opened Monday allowing riders to public transportation access to McCormick Place and what will soon be the DePaul arena. The rebuild was a project that began during Mayor Rahm Emanuel&rsquo;s tenure, and according to a survey from the Active Transportation Alliance the Mayor would continue to push for better access on public transit. The group organized<a href="http://activetrans.org/blog/kwhitehead/where-do-chicago-candidates-stand-active-transportation-check-out-our-2015-voter-gui"> responses</a> from the leading candidates in the mayoral races, and from aldermanic candidates to learn how they value travel by foot, bus and train. We talk with John Greenfield from Streetsblog and evaluate their responses.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/greenfieldjohn">John Greenfield</a> is the Chicago Editor for <a href="http://chi.streetsblog.org/">Streetsblog</a></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190622129&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Food Wednesday: Seeking pleasure in our diet</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">What&rsquo;s your guilty pleasure? If you have one, it&rsquo;s likely to do with food. But why do you feel guilty? From health or ethical issues? On the brink of this season of pleasure, with Valentines Day, Fat Thursday, and Mardi Gras, we&rsquo;re joined by Louisa Chu, co-host of Chewing the Fat, our WBEZ podcast on food, that explores pleasure this week.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/louisachu">Louisa Chu</a> is co-host of WBEZ&#39;s <em>Chewing the Fat podcast.</em></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/190622127&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><span style="font-size: 24px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit;">Reclaimed Soul: soulful love songs</span></p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">This week, Ayana Contreras brings us deep soul music with a romantic theme. Love, Soul, and Heartbreak&hellip; with a beat.</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 18px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-stretch: inherit; line-height: 22px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-stretch: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">Guest:&nbsp;</strong><a href="https://twitter.com/ReclaimedSoul">Ayana Contreras</a> is the host of Vocalo&#39;s <em>Reclaimed Soul&nbsp;</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:09:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-02-11/morning-shift-jackie-robinson-west-little-league-team-stripped Early voting starts in Chicago's mayoral race http://www.wbez.org/news/early-voting-starts-chicagos-mayoral-race-111522 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/3002776434_643d076694_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Early voting is set to begin for Chicago&#39;s municipal election, including the mayor&#39;s race.</p><div><p>Early voting starts Monday at 51 locations in Chicago. The <a href="http://www.chicagoelections.com/en/early-voting.html" target="_blank">Chicago Board of Election Commissioners</a> says each site also will offer voter registration. The election is Feb. 24.</p><p>Sites will be open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five sites will be open on Sunday, Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.</p><p>Voters need a government-issued photo ID to cast a ballot. Voters can use any site in the city regardless of their address.</p><p>Election board officials say voters who need to change their name or address or those registering to vote for the first time need to have two forms of ID. At least one must have the voter&#39;s current address.</p></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 12:51:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/news/early-voting-starts-chicagos-mayoral-race-111522 Morning Shift: Remembering Mr. Cub Ernie Banks http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-01-26/morning-shift-remembering-mr-cub-ernie-banks-111454 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Zennie Abraham.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We remember Chicago's beloved Cub, Ernie Banks who passed away this weekend at 83 and baseball losing an American icon. Also, the first segment of our week-long series, "Grading Rahm" with an analysis on how he's fared with job creation and the economy.</p> <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-2018/embed?header=false&border=false" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-2018.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/morning-shift-2018" target="_blank">View the story "Morning Shift: Remembering Mr. Cub Ernie Banks" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:18:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/programs/morning-shift/2015-01-26/morning-shift-remembering-mr-cub-ernie-banks-111454 Northwest Indiana residents prepare for municipal elections http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-07/northwest-indiana-residents-prepare-municipal-elections-93805 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-07/Penn State.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Illinois was still several months away from its primaries but across the state line in Indiana it was a different <a href="http://www.wbez.org/story/election-races-heat-northwest-indiana-93786" target="_blank">story</a>. On Tuesday, Hoosiers will go to the polls to pick local candidates and vote on referenda. There were several intriguing mayoral races in Northwest Indiana, so WBEZ reporter Michael Puente joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to sort everything out.</p><p><em>Music Button: Chris Joss, "Spectators", from the album No Play No Work, (ESL)</em></p></p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-07/northwest-indiana-residents-prepare-municipal-elections-93805 Rahm Emanuel's residency problem in the race for mayor http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/rahm-emanuels-residency-problem-race-mayor <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/rahm getty john gress.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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. while working at the White House as Chief of Staff.</p><p>WBEZ&rsquo;s political reporter Sam Hudzik is covering the story and joined &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; with an update.</p><p><em>Music Button: Panico, &quot;Que Pasa Wey,&quot; from the release </em>Subliminal Kill<em> (Tigersushi)</em></p></p> Fri, 10 Dec 2010 15:13:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/rahm-emanuels-residency-problem-race-mayor Is Harold Washington's Chicago resurfacing in mayoral race? http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/harold-washingtons-chicago-resurfacing-mayoral-race <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Lake Michigan.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>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. A number of black and Latino candidates are among those vying to succeed Mayor Daley. But could Chicago&rsquo;s two largest minority groups agree once again on a single candidate?</p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.uic.edu/las/latamst/directory/torres.shtml">Nena Torres</a>, professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and former member of Harold Washington&rsquo;s administration, and <a target="_blank" href="http://work.colum.edu/~amiller/altonmiller/">Alton Miller</a>, the associate dean of the school of media arts at Columbia College Chicago and former press secretary and speechwriter for Mayor Washington, sat down with Alison Cuddy to talk about that very possibility.</p><p><em>Music Button: Tommy Gurrero, &quot;Create and Destroy&quot;, from the CD From the Soil to the Soul, (TVT) </em></p></p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/harold-washingtons-chicago-resurfacing-mayoral-race