After reading numerous stories from newspaper writers, and hearing the opinions of many television commentators, I want to make it clear that I totally disagree that it was Jesus “Chuy” Garcia who forced the mayor into a runoff. From what I can surmise from the vote totals from the various African-American wards in the city, they stuck with the mayor in the runoff. Therefore, be it confirmed that it was Willie Wilson who actually forced the runoff. Had he not been in the Feb. 24 contest, the mayor probably would have won outright. Thank you, Willie Wilson, for allowing us to “spank” the mayor. Yes, he, deserved it.
William B. Wyatt, Ashburn
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Now that all the runoff hoopla is over with, shall all the “Vote For” signs remain in place for months as forlorn eyesores, or will the respective campaign workers (or the city) collect them?
Ted Z. Manuel, Hyde Park
Sink or swim with Rauner
Theodore Roosevelt had a bully pulpit. Gov. Rauner is simply a bully, eliminating programs for children with disabilities and their families, and asking nothing of the comfortable and wealthy of Illinois who actually can make sacrifices. Do not get into a lifeboat with this governor!
Elaine Frick, Albany Park