(Chicago) –Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign today called on all the candidates for Mayor to make their tax returns available for at least the last five years.
“Releasing your tax returns is not simply a time-honored tradition, it’s the foundation of trust with the public and a sign that you will be transparent with the voters,” said Steve Mayberry, campaign spokesman. “If you want to serve the public, you need to be open and honest with them, which is why every candidate in the race should release their tax returns.”
Emanuel has made available his returns for every year he has been in elected office and when he served in the Obama administration as the president’s chief of staff.
Meanwhile, United Working Families, a group affiliated with SEIU Healthcare, the Chicago Teachers Union, among others, will endorse mayoral candidate and Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and a slate of 16 aldermanic candidates at a press conference on Thursday morning.
Among the candidates to be endorsed are the City Council Progressive Reform Caucus members: Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th Ward), Ald. Toni Foulkes (16th Ward), Ald. Ricardo Muñoz (22nd Ward) and Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd Ward).
The candidates, supporters, and United Working Families Executive Director Kristen Crowell will be on the Plaza outside 100 W. Randolph St., near northwest corner of Clark and Randolph at 10:00 for the announcement.
RAUNER SPEAKS… Governor Bruce Rauner speaks today at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business regarding the state’s “structural challenges”.
Rauner will be at the Gleacher Center at 12:30 p.m.
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