Mayoral candidates make final push

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CHICAGO -- Early voting is over with in this year's municipal election, and in terms of the turnout, this year's could outdo the last mayoral election of 2011 by about 10,000 ballots.

All five candidates were out stumping Saturday, the last Saturday before Tuesday's election.

Bob Fioretti, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, William "Dock" Walls and Willie Wilson are all looking to oust incumbent Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

To avoid a runoff election, Emanuel would need a 50 percent-plus-1 simple majority. And while Emanuel certainly hopes that's likely, to harken back to the old Tribune headline of "Dewey Defeats Truman," it isn't over, 'til it's over.

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  • Fedup

    Question. I have three cell phones. One I use for general contacts. One I gave to my aunt in Wisconsin because she didn’t have one. The other phone I use to forward my calls from home when I am out. How is it that the alderman’s campaign calls me on the phone number no one has and no one calls me on? Where do they get their information from?