Mayoral candidates campaign in different parts of city

January 29, 2011 8:20:46 PM PST
Candidates in the race for Chicago mayor took their campaigns to different parts of the city Saturday.

Gery Chico greeted diners in a pancake house on the far South Side.

While there, he suggested that Chicago should try to host a future Super Bowl, to bring the city hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

He said the world's best sports competition should come to the world's best sports city.

On Saturday night, Chico will be on the other end of the city -- Lincoln Square on the North Side -- to meet bowlers.

Chico says he'll join in and bowl a few frames.

Another candidate for mayor, Miguel del Valle, spoke on the Northwest Side Saturday to people with disabilities.

The city clerk told them progress has been made in improving access for people with disabilities.

Del Valle said, however, more must be done, especially in neighborhoods. He promised that disability rights will be on his agenda if he is elected mayor.

Candidate Patricia Van Pelt-Watkins took part in what's called a mayoral tutorial on Saturday. The tutorial is a weekly, satirical town hall meeting about the mayoral candidates.

The stated goal is to help voters become dangerously informed.

Carol Moseley Braun was fundraising in New Orleans. She is flying home Saturday.

Rahm Emanuel will be one of many people on hand to wish Ernie Banks a happy 80th birthday.

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