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Fran Spielman interviews Ja’Mal Green about running for mayor because Chance’s father wouldn’t

Mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green is interviewed by Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman in the council chambers Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
Mayoral candidate Ja’Mal Green is interviewed by Sun-Times City Hall reporter Fran Spielman in the council chambers Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times
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Millennial community activist Ja’Mal Green told The Fran Spielman Show on Friday he’s running against Rahm Emanuel because he was unable to convince Ken Bennett, the father of Chance the Rapper, to challenge the mayor who was once Bennett’s boss at City Hall.

In fact, Green described Bennett as his “mentor” and said both he and Chance had lobbied behind the scenes to persuade Bennett to quit his job as Emanuel’s director of public engagement during the tumultuous days that followed release of the Laquan McDonald shooting video.

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