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Neal Runs For Mayor

24 EpisodesProduced by Wailin Wong & Shaun HildnerWebsite

Go behind the scenes of Neal Sáles-Griffin's quest to become mayor of Chicago. Follow along as a first-time candidate navigates the byzantine world of Chicago politics, and hear from Neal's colleagues, friends, family—and Neal himself.


Neal Files For Mayor

Neal has filed his signatures to be an official candidate for Chicago mayor in 2019. Now it's time to tackle petition challenges from other candidates trying to keep him off the ballot.

Show Notes
  • To learn more about signature collection, listen to our episode about the process (1:19)
  • Neal's "Leaders of the Future" hoodie had this design from local brand Leaders 1354 (4:40)
  • Sam Letscher on Twitter (4:51)
  • Neal talked about Chance the Rapper and Kanye West's support for Amara Enyia in a previous episode (8:10)
  • A 2014 news story about Enyia withdrawing from the mayoral race (8:16)
  • Steve James is probably best known for the documentary Hoop Dreams (8:44)
  • Troy Laraviere dropped out of the mayoral race in mid November (13:44)
  • Willie Wilson's Wikipedia page (14:15)
  • Candidate Ja'Mal Green held a press conference to decry the petition process and Willie Wilson's challenges (19:45)
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