Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel gave up his House seat to join the administration. A special election is being held to replace him. The primary is March 3. The general election is April 7. Today, Feb. 1, there is a forum featuring the Democratic primary candidates. Lynn Sweet, Chicago Sun-Times Washington Bureau chief, is the moderator.
time 1-3 p.m Chicago time.
place DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield
5th Congressional District Democratic Candidates Forum
Sunday, February 1
1pm - 3pm
A special election is scheduled to replace 5th District Congressman Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel resigned late last year after accepting President Obama's invitation to serve as White House Chief of Staff. The special primary is scheduled for March 3. The special general is April 7.
What: Democratic Candidates Forum
"Hosted by DePaul College Democrats"
Presented by Northside Democracy for America and the Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) with 43rd Ward Democrats
and sponsored by:
Democratic Leadership for the 21st Century (DL21C)
Progressive Democrats of America
The Greater Chicago Caucus
Illinois Media Progressive Network
Mr. Jeff Smith.
Broadcast live on Chicago's Progressive Talk
Moderated by Chicago Sun-Times Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief, Lynn Sweet
May be only chance to hear all the Democratic candidates
For more information, log onto www.illinois5th.com
Date: Sunday, February 1
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Where: DePaul Student Center, 2250 N. Sheffield
Located a block and a half south of the Fullerton El.
Paid parking is available in nearby garage.
The 5th District
5th CD includes all or parts of Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Lincoln Square, North Center, Albany Park, Jefferson Park, Irving Park, Elmwood Park, Schiller Park, Franklin Park, Northlake, River Grove, Portage Park, Belmont Cragin, North Park, Edgebrook, Ravenswood and Mayfair.