In Chicago’s election Tuesday, Jesús “Chuy” García’s defeat was a blow to people hoping for the city’s first Latino mayor. But, if you look more closely at the vote, you see Latino gains: Two more Hispanics on the City Council, more diversity among them, and vows to hold Mayor Rahm Emanuel more accountable in his next term. Below is my WBEZ report. Special thanks to Charlie Billups for photos of Milly Santiago (right), who holds a 131-vote lead over Ald. Ray Suárez (31st Ward) with nearly all ballots counted. https://soundcloud.com/wbez/behind-chicagos-mayoral-results-latinos-make-gains
Behind Chicago’s mayoral results, Latinos make gains
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