Miguel del Valle will now take your questions

This Friday on the Barbershop Show, our weekly current events radio show on Vocalo, we’ll get a visit from Chicago city clerk and mayoral candidate Miguel del Valle.

If you haven’t heard del Valle’s name on the evening news alongside Rahm, Gery and Carol’s, that’s because he’s been labeled a “second-tier candidate,” by the media, according to Don Washington’s dangerously-informative Mayoral Tutorial. Because del Valle doesn’t have much money, the mainstream media has determined he’s not worth covering.

Why are we having him on the show? Well, he’s also the candidate with some pretty substantial ideas on issues like TIF reform, education, jobs and public housing. In short, as mayor, he says he’d continue doing what he’s done his whole career: help the little guy.

So, little guy, what questions do you have for Miguel del Valle? Leave them in the comments, send them to us on twitter – @chicagoreporter, or post them on our facebook page. Then tune into the Barbershop show on Vocalo from 12 to 1 p.m. this Friday to hear your questions and del Valle’s response read live on air.

Want to know more about del Valle? Take a look at our fact-filled photo gallery.


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  • As mayor, what specific programs will you implement to create jobs in Chicago? What specific initiatives would you implement create new enterprises in Chicago, or add jobs to existing enterprises? Do you think you could get substantially more investment? How? Do you think you can get money better invested in Chicago in terms of creating jobs? Do you believe tax breaks should be used to encourage investment? When is this appropriate?

  • What do you think of building a hip hop mall to attract shoppers from all over the world to Chicago ? Besides being an economic engine,it could provide a safe place for young people to congregate.The most intriguing aspect of this concept is instead of waiting for Chicago to "save "African-American or Hispanic youth,they are put in a position to "save " Chicago.

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