WBEZ’s Chicago And Illinois News Roundup: March 1, 2019
Chicago’s field of 14 mayoral candidates has been narrowed down to two. The top vote-getters, Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle, must now earn the support of nearly 70 percent of voters they failed to secure in the Feb. 26 election. Both are campaigning as progressives, and both are black women.
It’s not just the mayor's race — at least 14 ward aldermanic races ended in runoffs. Ald. Ameya Pawar and Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin will also face off in the April runoff for city treasurer.
A panel of journalists help break down the election results and more in this week’s Friday News Roundup with Jenn White.
GUESTS: Monica Davey, Chicago bureau chief for the New York Times
Kim Bellware, Chicago-based freelance reporter
Mary Mitchell, Chicago Sun-Times columnist
LEARN MORE: 2019 Election Results
North Side challengers oust Moore in 49th, force O’Connor into runoff in 40th (Chicago Sun-Times 2/26/19)