Mayoral candidates make final campaign push

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CHICAGO - Candidates will be doing some last minute stumping for votes today.

They'll head to church, in a last chance push to get undecided voters.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel was out meeting voters in Bronzeville yesterday.

"I often say the election is just not about the next four years, it's about the next generation," Emanuel said.

A Tribune poll shows him with a solid lead heading into Tuesday's election.

But this weekend, each candidate has a last chance to push their agenda.

The mayor's closest competitor in that Tribune poll is Jesus "Chuy" Garcia.

"I want to be mayor of Chicago to redirect resources in a new direction that emphasizes strategically investing in Chicagos neighborhoods," Garcia said.

Garcia joined fellow candidates Doc Walls, Bob Fioretti and Willie Wilson at a candidate's forum yesterday.

"I am not in favor of raising any taxes on anything how can you raise taxes on people don't have homes or food to eat," said Willie Wilson.

"I, as the mayor of the city of Chicago, will not tolerate police abusing their authority under any circumstance.  I will not stand for it!" said William "Dock" Walls.

And Ald. Bob Fioretti talked about police overtime.

"If we are going to use overtime let's use it making sure our kids our involved and let's hire our officers to become coaches," he said.

The election is Tuesday.

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  • Mim DePelichy

    I hope that voters will do the research before voting and understand what is at stake. Compare the plans for economic development, only William Dock Walls III has a plan to create 50,000 sustainable living wage private sector jobs that will improve the economy, adding to the tax revenue rather than draining the IL pension fund. Only William Dock Walls III has a clear plan for cost savings so Chicago won’t become Detroit– balanced with private sector growth to increase the tax revenue while ending reliance on red light/speed cameras and exorbitant parking and parking fines; only William Dock Walls III has committed to a detailed, well documented ethics platform, to eliminate the corruption tax. His plan is grounded in reality: the Chicago budget is the direct source of funding for all aspects of his programs. No other candidate offers a reality based platform. Study it, check it against the other candidates’ platforms, and the Chicago budget. Then vote your conscience. I believe you will agree, there is little choice. The other candidates don’t offer anything comparable benefiting the 99%– the real people who live and work in the communities of Chicago. William Dock Walls III stands for and has always consistently stood for the interests of the 99%. #Punch5