WATCH: Emanuel, challengers face off at Sun-Times 2015 mayoral debate

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The Chicago Sun-Times editorial board hosted the candidates running for mayor at 10:30 a.m. today, ahead of the Chicago municipal election on Feb. 24.

This is the second debate Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Ald. Bob Fioretti, Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, William “Dock” Walls and Willie Wilson participated in.

Earlier this week, the candidates faced off in their first debate, in which Emanuel fended off attacks from Garcia and Fioretti by going on the offensive. He blasted them for their previous support of a 1980s property tax hike, a tax-increment financing subsidy for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the parking meter deal.

recent Chicago Tribune poll shows while Emanuel has a double-digit lead over his nearest challenger, Garcia, he falls significantly short of the 50 percent-plus-one majority he needs to avoid a runoff.

You can hear from the mayoral candidates in their own words our questionnaire, below.

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<small><strong>The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board met with the five mayoral candidates: William “Dock” Walls, Bob Fioretti, Rahm Emanuel, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Willie Wilson. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media</strong></small>

The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board met with the five mayoral candidates: William “Dock” Walls, Bob Fioretti, Rahm Emanuel, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and Willie Wilson. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

<small><strong>The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board met with the five mayoral candidates: Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Rahm Emanuel, William “Dock” Walls and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media</strong></small>

The Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board met with the five mayoral candidates: Willie Wilson, Bob Fioretti, Rahm Emanuel, William “Dock” Walls and Jesus “Chuy” Garcia. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

<small><strong>Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to a question from the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media</strong></small>

Mayor Rahm Emanuel responds to a question from the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

<small><strong>Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti talks to the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media</strong></small>

Mayoral candidate Bob Fioretti talks to the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

<small><strong>Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia talks to the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board . | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media</strong></small>

Mayoral candidate Jesus “Chuy” Garcia talks to the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board . | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

<small><strong>Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson talks to the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media</strong></small>

Mayoral candidate Willie Wilson talks to the Chicago Sun-Times Editorial Board. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

<small><strong>Mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls makes a point to Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the Chicago Sun-Times mayoral debate. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media</strong></small>

Mayoral candidate William “Dock” Walls makes a point to Mayor Rahm Emanuel during the Chicago Sun-Times mayoral debate. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

<small><strong>While waiting for all the mayoral candidates to arrive, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia joked around by laying down on a chair in the Chicago Sun-Times offices. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media</strong></small>

While waiting for all the mayoral candidates to arrive, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia joked around by laying down on a chair in the Chicago Sun-Times offices. | Al Podgorski/Sun-Times Media

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