WBEZ Morning Shift, Hey Mayor!

January 5, 2015
By: Becky Vevea (source)

You may be noticing more political ads as the February municipal elections inch closer. The election determines the future face of City Hall: all 50 aldermanic seats are up, as well as the office of mayor. But what do Chicagoans want the next mayor's priorities to be?

The 2014 Mikva Challenge Soapbox contest asked young Chicagoans, "If you were the next Mayor of Chicago, what is the first community issue you would tackle, and why?" Here's what they had to say.

Listen to Daniel Drummer, a student at Perspectives Leadership Academy talk about LGBT homelessness by clicking on the link below or choosing his image second from the left along the top row:

(To hear each student, scroll over the play button and click on the player that pops up. A complete playlist is also available below.)

(WBEZ/Andrew Gill, Cate Cahan, Logan Jaffe)