Cheryl CorleyCheryl Corley is a NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk and is based in Chicago. She travels throughout the Midwest covering issues and events throughout the region's 12 states.
Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel leaves Chicago's Home of Chicken and Waffles restaurant following a campaign stop and lunch Monday. He is the front-runner among the six candidates.
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Mayoral candidates (from left) Rahm Emanuel, Miguel del Valle and Gery Chico wait for the start of Monday's debate at the WTTW television studios in Chicago. The fourth candidate, Carol Moseley Braun, arrived later.