If you're a resident of the North Side's 5th Congressional District, you have a date with the voting booth next week. That much you know.
What you may not know is who, among the 23 candidates, you'll choose.
Voters in the district are preparing to choose their next representative in a special primary election. As the New York Times reported, the race is a free-for-all that has drawn a disparate field of nearly two dozen candidates, some with no political experience.
“How do you follow Rostenkowski and Blagojevich and Emanuel?” David N. Wasserman, who studies House races for the non-partisan Cook Political Report is quoted in the paper as saying. “What will this be person be notorious for?”