Tag: Gery Chico

Rahm Emanuel wins but Latino candidates garnered more votes than African-American candidate

Rahm Emanuel So it’s Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel. I had hoped we’d see a runoff so voters could get a closer look at the top two candidates. But Chicagoans have voted. What I find most interesting is the turnout. What fascinates me is that both Latino candidates, Gery Chico and Miguel del Valle, garnered more votes... Read more »

Puente and Obejas discuss mayoral race and Latinos on Chicago Tonight

A few weeks ago I asked the question on my blog, could Chicago elect its first Latino mayor? I discussed this topic on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Tuesday along with author and Vocalo blogger Achy Obejas. You can link to our interview with Elizabeth Brackett here. There are now four possible Latino candidates, City Clerk Miguel... Read more »