Candidates hit the stump as Mayoral campaign winds down

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CHICAGO -- It's a busy campaign day for Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, with Chicago's Mayoral runoff election now just six days off.

Emanuel attended the African American Women for Rahm luncheon in the South Loop at midday.

Earlier today the Mayor received the endorsement of the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus.

Polls show Emanuel's approval among African American voters has improved as election day gets closer.

He also picked up the endorsement of a state lawmaker who railed against the Mayor and the Police Superintendent over the violence in Chicago.  State Rep. Ken Dunkin (D-5th Dist.) now says Mayor Emanuel is a better listener and the man for the job.

Meanwhile, in Norwood Park on the Northwest Side, Jesus "Chuy" Garcia met with a very friendly crowd.

Over coffee, Garcia repeated his talking points on education and mass transit. He also talked about property taxes and explained how he can increase revenue by making sure the assessed value of downtown property is a true value, and not negotiated down by lobbyists.

Both candidates have a number of additional campaign stops today.

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