Tag: Miguel del Valle

Chicago Mayoral race prediction: Rahm Emanuel wins an easy plurality, but must face Gery Chico in April 5 runoff.

When they count all the votes on Tuesday night, the favorite from the get go to become Chicago’s next mayor, Rahm Emanuel, will be in first place, but he will have to face Gery Chico in an April 5, 2011 runoff.  Rahm’s 48% total will be a few per cent short of the majority he... Read more »

How to bring balance to WTTW. The Chicago Mayoral Candidates' Forum: Education, economic growth, jobs and the Tea Party, inadvertent omissions?

The most striking aspect of last night’s WTTW forum among the four major candidates for Chicago Mayor was the paucity of attention to the factors that are most likely to drive economic growth in the future in the city, and certainly to those growth factors that are important from a free market perspective.   The... Read more »

Chicago mayoral candidate Gery Chico featured on "Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz"

This week’s suburban edition of Public Affairs features Gery Chico, one of the top candidates in the non-partisan Chicago Mayoral election on February 22, 2010.  You can watch the show here.  Show host Jeff Berkowitz debates and discusses with Gery Chico what it takes to win the Mayoral race (watch a minute clip), a dramatic expansion of CPS classroom time, more cops, less crime; how... Read more »

Blood Sport to replace Mayor Daley: When Everything feels like the movies, yeah, you bleed just to know you're alive.

The Chicago Mayoral election will be the most interesting political race in Illinois since the 2004 U. S. Senate Primaries.  Of course, that is damning with faint praise. 2006 – 2010 Illinois election lowlights  Were the 2006 Republican or Democratic Gubernatorial Primaries in Illinois of much interest? Not so much. The 2006 Gubernatorial general election... Read more »