Who is Chicago's culture candidate?

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Importance of arts and culture

Mayoral candidates talk about why the arts are important to Chicago.

Merging the Mayor's Office of Special Events with the Department of Cultural Affairs

Mayoral candidates weigh in on whether the two city departments should be merged.

Liquor licenses

Mayoral candidates weigh in on whether the city should increase, maintain or decrease the number of liquor licenses.

Favorite local artists

Mayoral candidates name their favorite local band, theater company, restaurant, artist, comedian.

Connection to the arts

Nine mayoral candidates have friends or family members in the arts community.

Favorite cultural institutions

Mayoral candidates weigh in on the last museum or other cultural institution they've visited.

Promoters' ordinance

Mayoral candidates indicate whether they're for or against the promoters' ordinance.

Lollapalooza

Mayoral candidates weigh in on whether Lolla is a boost to the local music scene or a challenge to local venues.

Privatizing city festivals

Mayoral candidates weigh in on whether they'd privatize city fests.

Arts to underserved communities

Mayoral candidates weigh in on bringing arts to disadvantaged youth.

Live local performance

Mayoral candidates talk about the last dance, music or theater show they attended.

Food trucks

Mayoral candidates weigh in on legalizing cook-on-site food trucks.

Casinos in Chicago

Mayoral candidates weigh in on casinos in the city limits.

Naming rights of Wrigley Field and Soldier Field

Mayoral candidates weigh in on whether they would support selling naming rights of Wrigley and Soldier Field.

Cultural legacy

Mayoral candidates predict their major accomplishment in office.

25 Daleyisms

Richard M. Daley may be on his way out, but these rhetorical gems he gave us will live on.

The Chicago way (with words)

Not every Windy city mayor produced hilarious quotes the way Richard M. Daley did, some were dead serious.

Candidate Questionnaire

Read our full interview with each candidate.



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