Former Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd Ward) has run for several offices over the last 10 years, including a challenge to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel four years ago. In that race, he came in fourth place with just more than 7 percent of the vote.
This time around, there are 21 candidates running for the mayor’s seat but among them, Fioretti is the only practicing attorney who also has first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of City Hall.
Born and raised on the city’s South Side, Fioretti now lives in the West Loop with his wife, according to his campaign website. He earned his law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he’s now a member of the school’s adjunct faculty.
Fioretti joins us to discuss his second run for mayor, his ideas for a commuter tax and Chicago’s pension headache.
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