More endorsements for Garcia as runoff with Emanuel nears

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago mayoral runoff is a month away, and recently for Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, it's been all about the endorsements.

On Tuesday Garcia picked up the support of former State Senate president Emil Jones.

Garcia is also getting an endorsement from a group of influential West Side pastors.

This, no doubt, is a play for black voters, who could decide this election.

Garcia has promised to hire more cops and eliminate red light cameras. How he plans to pay for that is still a mystery.

Garcia said Tuesday he would release a lengthy document with his detailed budget plans by the end of the week.

Meanwhile, Mayor Rahm Emanuel greeted a crew filling potholes Tuesday afternoon. Emanuel continues to rake in copious amounts of campaign cash.

On Monday Emanuel ally, Alderman Carrie Austin, said a property tax hike was likely to happen during his second term.

On Tuesday the mayor did his best to dodge questions from reporters, mostly sticking to his talking points.

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