Former Chicago Ald. Bob Fioretti officially enters mayor’s race

CHICAGO — Former 2nd Ward Ald. Bob Fioretti has officially announced he’s entering the Chicago mayoral race.

Fioretti says he’ll be filing nominating petitions containing nearly 40,000 signatures Monday.

He’s joins a crowded field of candidates in the February election.

Fioretti served eight years in the City Council.

He unsuccessfully challenged Mayor Rahm Emanuel in 2015, and lost a bid to unseat Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle earlier this year.

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