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Tone of Final Chicago Mayoral Debate is Feisty

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and four challengers debated Tuesday in an event hosted by WBBM-TV and the Chicago Urban League

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    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and four challengers debated Tuesday in an event hosted by WBBM-TV and the Chicago Urban League. NBC Chicago's political reporter Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015)

    The tone of the final televised debate for Chicago mayor has been feisty with sharp comments about age, religion and rules.

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel and four challengers debated Tuesday in an event hosted by WBBM-TV and the Chicago Urban League.

    At one point, candidates were able to ask each other questions. Alderman Bob Fioretti asked Cook County Commissioner Jesus Garcia about red-light cameras. But Garcia shot back, saying he was running against Emanuel, not Fioretti and wasn't as old as Fioretti.

    Businessman Willie Wilson offered a prayer as a closing statement but ran out of allotted time. After he was cut off, Wilson scolded the moderator for interrupting prayer.

    Another time, Emanuel was asked to answer "yes" or "no," but didn't. Fioretti jumped in, telling him to "follow the rules" at least once.

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