Chicago mayoral candidates face off in 2 forums

CHICAGO — Eleven of the 21 candidates who are running for Chicago mayor faced off in two different forums Tuesday evening.

The first event started at 5:30 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion. Garry McCarthy, Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot, Amara Enyia, Ja'Mal Green and Dorothy Brown were at the forum. The candidates discussed housing and were asked about rent control in Chicago, which has been banned in Illinois since 1997.

Candidates commented on the controversial plan for a tax increment financing district that the mayor is trying to push through city council.

The second forum started at 7:30 p.m. at the Copernicus Center on the 5200 block of West Lawrence Avenue. Ten candidates were in attendance.

The candidates discussed a wide range of issues including education reform, economic development and affordable housing.

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