9 Mayoral Hopefuls Discuss Economy, Policing At UIC Forum

CHICAGO — The Chicago mayoral election is just more than six weeks away, and voters are eager to hear the ideas that the next leader will bring to City Hall. Hundreds of people attended the latest candidate forum Saturday at UIC Forum.

CHICAGO — The Chicago mayoral election is just more than six weeks away, and voters are eager to hear the ideas that the next leader will bring to City Hall.

Hundreds of people attended the latest candidate forum Saturday at UIC Forum.

Attorney John Kozlar began the session by addressing the corruption scandal surrounding Ald. Ed Burke — as well as Burke’s ties to one of the perceived frontrunners in the race, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

“Instead of giving your friends $100,000-a-year jobs like Toni Preckwinkle,” Kozlar said, “let’s start investing in our community members. Let’s start giving those jobs to the citizens of Chicago because they should be treated fairly.”