Never forget Mayor Rahm’s Willie Wilson challenge

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I was on the phone with a guy obsessively talking politics, when he said . . .

“Did you read Kass today?”

That would be John Kass, columnist for the Tribune.

“Not yet,” I said. “Why?”

“He said Mayor Emanuel didn’t challenge Willie Wilson.”

That caught me by surprise because I recall that for the better part of December I was eagerly following the nail-biting details of the vicious hand-to-hand electoral-law combat going on in the Board of Elections’ back rooms, as attorneys Frank Avila and Andy Finko tag teamed against the legendary Mike Kasper, who was trying to bounce Wilson off the ballot.

Had that election-law battle all been a dream—brought on by too much early holiday whiskey, red wine, and Sichuan cooking?

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