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Forget basketball: Chicago politics is the real March Madness

Some of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s City Hall allies piled audit documents on two dollies as part of a campaign stunt this week. (WBEZ/Lauren Chooljian)
March Madness is a title usually reserved for basketball brackets.

But in this town, it could easily be applied to Chicago’s mayoral election.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia are in a sprint toward the runoff April 7.

Just this week, voters got their first chance to see Emanuel and Garcia go one on one in a live televised debate, and Garcia aired his first commercial since the runoff started.

WBEZ’s Tony Arnold and Lauren Chooljian joined host Greta Johnsen to talk about politically unpalatable property taxes that made headlines all week, and to explain what a 2-wheeled dolly full of binders has to do with the mayor’s race.


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