CN December 9, 2010

Cindi Canary joins us today to talk about how new campaign finance laws will affect the municipal elections, come January 1. She’s director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, and she tells us that, especially in the runoff election, finance limits could play an important role.

Also on the program –  Tribune reporters Hal Dardick and John Byrne, both of whom cover City Hall for the newspaper and for the Trib’s Clout Street blog.  With so much focus on the mayor’s race, we take a look down the ballot at some of the more contentious battles going on at the ward level.

And when we asked the panel whether they could find one reasonable, logical argument for knocking Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for residency reasons, it got a good laugh. “How can you base the question on reason and logic?” asked the grizzled veteran Mr. Byrne.


About Ken

Ken's the host of Chicago Newsroom. A former news director, reporter and radio program host, he's also a past Vice President of the Chicago Headline Club.
This entry was posted in Chicago Newsroom past shows. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.