Election 2011: Guide to upcoming mayoral debates
Updated at 1:06pm on 2/1/11
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Like the frigid temperatures, mayoral debate season has arrived in full force in Chicago.
As many as 12 forums have been scheduled between now and the February 22nd run-off, including the first official mayoral forum held on December 8th at UIC.
In service to you, dear reader, we're providing a one-stop shop for the scheduled debates as we know them. Caveat: All details are subject to change.
Tuesday, December 14th
Where: UIC Forum 725 W. Roosevelt Road
Who: The New Chicago 2011 Coalition, featuring 20 community groups including the JCUA, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and the Southwest Youth Collaborative.
Wednesday, December 15th
Where: Walter Payton College Prep, 1034 N. Wells
Who: Raise Your Hand, Illinois Policy Institute, Northside Democracy in America
Details: Andy Shaw, moderator
Thursday, December 16th
Where: Operating Engineers Hall (2260 S. Grove Ave, Chicago, IL)
Who: Chicago Teachers Union, Access Chicago, SEIU Local 73
Tuesday, January 11th
What: National Public Housing Museum Mayoral Candidate Forum
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
Monday, January 17th
When: 7pm (tape delayed)
Where: WTTW Channel 11
Who: WTTW and the Mikva Challenge
Details: First broadcast debate; first attended by Emanuel. Focus on issues of importance to youth and featuring audience of Chicago Public High School students; Candidates confirmed include Chico, Del Valle, Emanuel, Moseley-Braun; Moderators: Phil Ponce & Carol Marin
Wednesday, January 19th
What: Chicago Mayoral Forum on Community & Environmental Issues
Where: Chicago Marriott - Downtown (Magnificent Mile) 540 N. Michigan Ave (7th Fl)
Who: Community and environmental organizations, including SOAR, Openlands, ELPC, and others.
Details: Confirmed candidates include Chico, Del Valle, and Moseley Braun. Moderator will be Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association.
Wednesday, January 19th (TBD)
What: The CSU Mayoral Forum
Where: Chicago State University, New Academic Library, 9501 S. King Drive
Who: Chicago State University
Thursday, January 27th
What: WGN-TV, Chicago Tribune, City Club of Chicago Debate
Where: WGN TV 9, CLTV, WGN 720-AM, chicagotribune.com
Who: See above.
Details: Chico, Del Valle, Emanuel and Moseley Braun have all agreed to participate. Micah Matierre and Bruce Dold will moderate.
Friday, January 28th
When: Doors open at 6pm; Forum begins at 7pm sharp
Where: Corliss High School Auditorium (821 E. 103rd Street)
Who: Black Star Community PTA and Educational Village Keepers Community PTSA, with the Chicago Teachers Union and others.
Details: Del Valle, Walls and Watkins have agreed to participate. Chico has declined due to a conflict. Awaiting responses from others. Garrard McClendon of WTTW will moderate. Advance registration required.
Wednesday, February 2nd
What: Union League Club of Chicago's Breakfast @ 65 West Mayoral Candidate Forum
When: 8 a.m.
Where: Union League Club
Who: Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson Blvd
Details: Chico, Del Valle, Moseley-Braun have agreed to participate; Emanuel invited; open to the public. Moderator: Chris Robling
Wednesday, February 2nd
What: The Chicago Defender Mayoral Forum
Where: DuSable Museum of African American History 740 E. 56th Place
Thursday, February 10th
What: FOX 32/WVON-AM/Chicago Urban League Mayoral Debate
When: 9:30p to 10:30p
Where: Kennedy-King College 6301 S. Halsted
Details: Chico, Del Valle, Emanuel, and Moseley-Braun are expected
Monday, February 14th
When: 7 p.m. - Televised
Who: WTTW's Chicago Tonight, The City Club of Chicago
Details: Carol Marin, moderator
Tuesday, February 15th
What: Mayoral Forum on Violence Against Women; Girls and LBGTQ
When: Doors open @ 5:30pm; Forum 6pm - 7:30pm
Where: Chicago-Kent College of Law (565 W. Adams Street)
Who: Chicago Foundation for Women, Rape Victim Advocates, CAASE, Center on Halsted, Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network
Thursday, February 17th
What: ABC-7, League of Women Voters Chicago Mayoral Debate
Where: Oriental Theater
Details: Chico, Del Valle, Emanuel, and Moseley-Braun are expected.
Use this list as a handy guide - and be sure to let us know if you learn of changes or other forums along the way.