Political daybook in Illinois and Chicago on Nov. 28
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- Chicago has 21 mayoral candidates, but only 212 aldermanic hopefuls despite some high-profile departures, including Ameya Pawar and Danny Solis. Why the 40 percent drop-off in candidates for a City Council in transition?
- A change-of-plea hearing for Ald. Willie B. Cochran is scheduled for Wednesday in Chicago federal court.
- Nancy Pelosi is campaigning to reclaim the House speakership on Jan. 3 and is expected to win the first step in that two-step process Wednesday
- A debate over lawsuit payouts turned ugly on Tuesday as a Democratic state rep told a Republican colleague she’d like to mix a “broth of Legionella” bacteria to infect his loved one so the relative will “ultimately die.”
- State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit later took to the floor and Twitter “to clarify” her comments, saying they were “misinterpreted.”
Here’s a look at political events scheduled for Wednesday Nov. 28 in Chicago.
- 10 a.m. – Raise Your Hand Action and We Will co-sponsor a mayoral candidate meet-and-greet with Garry McCarthy. Until 11:30 a.m. at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, 3039 W. Fullerton Ave.
- 11:30 a.m. – Mayoral candidate Bill Daley speaks at a City Club of Chicago luncheon. Maggiano’s Banquets, 111 W. Grand Ave.
- Noon — The City Council Committee on Education and Child Development will hold a hearing on the Chicago Public Schools sexual abuse scandal. City Council Chambers, 121 N. LaSalle, 2nd Floor.
- 1:30 p.m. – Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle to join the Archdiocese of Chicago, local funeral directors and volunteers at committal service for 117 indigent persons, 4 unidentified persons and 60 unborn person’s who were under the care of the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office. Mt. Olivet Cemetery, 2755 West 111th Street
- 1:30 P.M. —Mayor Rahm Emanuel will address local companies at annual Tech Day event. Active Campaign, 1 North Dearborn Street, Suite 500, Chicago, Illinois
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