WBEZ | mayoral election http://www.wbez.org/tags/mayoral-election Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 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