Is the Chicago municipal election really under way? Well, yes, but not in the most visible way. At this point, it’s “mostly objections and positioning,” say Jimm Dispensa and Mike Fourcher of Aldertrack, our guests this week.
Aldertrack is a comprehensive data-base of facts and figures about the election, constantly updated. It’s a must-read for Chicago political junkies.
There are a few wards where the incumbents are facing no opposition, some others where the battles are already getting fierce, and seven wards with no incumbents – and huge numbers of candidates.
Election day is two months away, but Jimm and Mike explain how the objection process, at least in Chicago, is often as interesting as the election itself. And it keeps a lot of lawyers very busy.