WBEZ | Sam Hudzick http://www.wbez.org/tags/sam-hudzick Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Campaign finance reports keep candidates' cash flow in check http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-17/campaign-finance-reports-keep-candidates-cash-flow-check-93181 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-October/2011-10-17/tammy duckworth AP file.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Candidates for the U.S. House had to file a lot of paperwork over the weekend--third quarter campaign finance reports were due. Recent redistricting&nbsp; could generate a lot of tough primary elections in Illinois this year. New political boundaries mean new political matchups--and while the money was flowing in, it is also flowing out. WBEZ’s political reporter <a href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/sam-hudzik" target="_blank">Sam Hudzik</a> checked the campaigns’ books and gave <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> his assessment.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Music Button: Eskmo, "Moving Glowstream" (Savile's K-House Mix) from We Got More/Moving Glowstream (Ninja Tune)</em></p></p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-10-17/campaign-finance-reports-keep-candidates-cash-flow-check-93181 Checking the political pulse of voters the morning before the municipal election http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-21/checking-political-pulse-voters-morning-municipal-election-82634 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/0217debate Getty Scott Olson_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Some five months after Richard M. Daley&rsquo;s announcement to step down as mayor, it is almost time for Chicago to move on. Tuesday voters will have the opportunity to cast a ballot for a new mayor and in many cases, a new alderman.</p><p>Monday, <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> wanted to know what&rsquo;s on voters' minds as they prepare to vote. Who's excited and who's turned off by the election? What&rsquo;s got people headed out: The issues or the personalities? Who are Chicagoans voting for and why?<a target="_blank" href="http://www.twitter.com/848"></a> Host Alison Cuddy was joined by an excellent group of journalists:&nbsp; WBEZ political reporter Sam Hudzik, <em>Chicago Tribune</em> political reporter <a target="_blank" href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/chi-pearson-bio,0,5858700.story">Rick Pearson</a> - and<em> Chicago Sun-Times</em> columnist <a target="_blank" href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/mitchell/">Mary Mitchell</a>. <br />&nbsp;</p></p> Mon, 21 Feb 2011 14:35:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-21/checking-political-pulse-voters-morning-municipal-election-82634 Handicapping the mayoral race on the home stretch http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-18/handicapping-mayoral-race-home-stretch-82510 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/mayoral last debate getty olson_0.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>So now that the televised debates are over,&nbsp; the mad dash to the finish line is on! The race to become mayor of Chicago is heading into its final days before Tuesday&rsquo;s election. The last TV ads will air and candidates&rsquo; schedules are packed with appearances! WBEZ&rsquo;s political reporter Sam Hudzik joined <em>Eight Forty-Eight</em> to talk about what to expect over the crazy campaign weekend ahead.</p><p><strong>POST-ELECTION SPECIAL</strong>:</p><p><em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>will a live broadcast for its <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/event/2011-02-23/848-city-remake">post-election day show</a>. It will be at the Navy Pier studios on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 9:00 a.m. If you&rsquo;re interested in participating, please send an email to <a href="mailto:848@wbez.org?subject=Post-Election%20Show"><strong>848@wbez.org</strong></a> with the subject line: Post Election Show. Or call <strong>312-948-4848</strong>.</p><p><em>Music Button performed live by The Opus: &quot;International&quot; (unreleased</em><em>)</em></p></p> Fri, 18 Feb 2011 14:12:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-18/handicapping-mayoral-race-home-stretch-82510 Mayoral frontrunners face off in first major debate http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/mayoral-frontrunners-face-first-major-debate <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Rahm with press_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last night the four frontrunners for mayor gathered for their first <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wttw.com/main.taf?p=42,8,80">major debate</a> of the election. The candidates did not generate a lot of sparks. But there were quite a few questions &ndash; nearly three dozen of them. And they were posed by high schoolers. The answers - as is often the case in political debates - were less specific than the questions.</p><p>&quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; was joined by WBEZ's political reporter Sam Hudzik for a debrief.</p></p> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:08:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/mayoral-frontrunners-face-first-major-debate