Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesús "Chuy" García went head-to-head in a live forum hosted by Phil Ponce and live streamed at

The mayoral race is in full swing. We sit down with candidate William "Dock" Walls, a former aide to the late mayor Harold Washington, regarding his campaign and how his strategy differs from previous runs for office.

Chicago Tonight will host a live candidate forum on Wednesday, Feb. 4 with contenders for the office of Mayor of Chicago, including the incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Bob Fioretti, Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García, and businessman Willie Wilson. The forum will also be live streamed at


Cook County Commissioner Jesús “Chuy” García is trying to gain traction in the race to unseat Rahm Emanuel for mayor of Chicago. Today, García unveiled a list of initiatives he believes will reduce the city's violence. But does his plan add up? 

So far, Tio Hardiman is the lone Democratic challenger to incumbent Gov. Pat Quinn.

Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner, co-founder of private equity firm GTCR, won the GOP nomination. 

He’s got the job Bruce Rauner wants; Gov. Pat Quinn is seeking re-election to a second full term.

The first potential Democratic challenger to Gov. Pat Quinn was Bill Daley, who officially announced his candidacy on July 30, only to drop out of the race on Sept. 16.

State Sen. Bill Brady announced his third run for governor on June 26, 2013.

Congressional Candidate Forums

In tonight's Viewer Mail, we have some of your thoughts about our recent Congressional Forums.