On Tuesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that he would not be running for a third term as mayor, stunning the political establishment in Chicago and the 11 challengers lined up against him in the mayoral race.
What does his decision mean for the city of Chicago when it comes to public safety, education, the economy…and the 2019 mayor’s race?
WBEZ’s Morning Shift talks to Chicago politicians, activists and political experts about the mayor’s decision, and answer listeners’ questions about what’s next.
Becky Vevea, WBEZ city politics reporter
Claudia Morell, WBEZ city politics reporter
A.D. Quig, political reporter for the Daily Line
Laura Washington, ABC 7 political analyst
Jaime Dominguez, professor of political science at Northwestern University
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Announces He Will Not Seek Re-Election (WBEZ, 9/4/18)