Chicago mayoral candidates face off in forums, discuss housing

 

Some of the candidates running to becoming mayor of Chicago will face off in two mayoral forums Tuesday evening. The first event started at 5:30 p.m. at the UIC Pavilion. Garry McCarthy, Toni Preckwinkle, Lori Lightfoot, Amara Enyia, Ja'Mal Green and Dorothy Brown were at the forum. The candidates discussed housing and were asked about rent control in Chicago, which has been banned in Illinois since 1997. Candidates commented on the controversial plan for a tax increment financing district that the mayor is trying to push through city council.

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